Hospice Care

Provider Type

  • Physicians
  • Participating Physician Groups (PPG)
  • Hospitals
  • Ancillary

Medi-Cal members who qualify for and elect hospice care services remain enrolled with Health Net while receiving these services. To avoid problems caused by late referrals, participating physician groups' (PPGs') written policies and procedures must clarify how members may access hospice care services in a timely manner, preferably within 24 hours of the request. The only requirement for the initiation of outpatient hospice services is a physician's certification that a member has a terminal illness and the member elected hospice care services.

For additional information, see below.