Hospice Scatter Beds

  • Patient, or their family, must elect hospice benefits and choose which vendor they would like to utilize
  • Alive Hospice and Caris are current vendors contracted for inpatient hospice services (see Hospice Resources for contact information)
  • Complete the Election Hospice Benefits (EHB) form 
    • See ‘Hospice Scatter Bed Standard Work by Role’ for step-by-step instructions
    • Prior to faxing the EHB form to admitting, assess the patient to make sure they are stable and not in need of medications
  • When the EHB form is faxed to admitting, expect to see patient disappear from Epic (discharged) and then be readmitted (new patient)
    • Goal time is 10 minutes or less