Care First Hospice is a medicare-certified hospice facility in Birmingham, Alabama. It is a for profit hospice and this hospice is a Freestanding Hospice. It is located at 1400 Urban Center Drive, Suite 240 in Birmingham, Alabama. You can reach out to the office of Care First Hospice via phone at (205) 313-2800
Care First Hospice is first approved in June, 1988 to provide medicare and/or medicaid services and its CMS certification number (CCN) is 011514. Atlanta is the CMS Regional Office responsible for the certification of this hospice.
|Name||Care First Hospice|
|Location||1400 Urban Center Drive, Suite 240, Birmingham, Alabama|
|Ownership Type||Proprietary - Corporation|
|Profit Type||FOR PROFIT|
|SSA county code||580|
NPI associated with this Hospice
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|Organization Name||Care First Hospice, Llc|
|Address||1400 Urban Center Dr Vestavia, Alabama, 35242|
Quality of Patient Care at Care First Hospice
Hospice staff should discuss treatment preferences and patient beliefs and values with patients and/or caregivers. They should also identify and provide interventions to address pain, shortness of breath and constipation (caused by opioids) to improve patient comfort and quality of life. Care First Hospice has the following score in these measures of patient care.Better than National Average Worse than National Average
|Quality Measure||Provider Score||National Score|
|Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care||100.0||98.3|
|Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care||99.7||93.6|
|Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care||99.1||93.9|
|Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem||77.3||77.7|
|Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care||98.8||97.3|
|Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath||97.3||94.6|
|Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation||91.6||93.3|
Services Provided by Care First Hospice:
Hospice provide various services either through their own staff or through third-party arrangements. Find the list of services provided by Care First Hospice below:
- By staff
- Home Health Aide Service
- Counseling Service
- Medical Social Service
- Nursing Service
- Under Arrangement
- Medical Supply Service
- Occupational Therapy
- Physician Service
- Physical Therapy
- Short Term Inpatient care
- Speech Pathology
- Other Services
- Combination of Staff and Under Arrangement
- Type of Short Term Inpatient Care
Number of Full-time equivalent Employees:
Number of full time equivalent employees at Care First Hospice
|Home Health Aides||5|
|Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurses||1|
|Medical Social Workers ||2.5|
Number of Full-time equivalent Volunteers:
Certification Details for Care First Hospice:
- July, 2016 is the initial visit of the health survey for certifications by CMS.
- It is eligible to participate in the medicare and/or medicaid program.
- Blue Cross (south Carolina) is the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), intermediary or carrier servicing this hospice.
- Current status is Active Provider.
- Reason of certification is Recertification.
- End of fiscal year is on 30, June.
Hospices in Birmingham
|Care First Hospice|
Location: 1400 Urban Center Drive, Suite 240, Birmingham, Alabama, 35242
Phone: (205) 313-2800
|Hope Hospice, Inc|
Location: 1100 East Park Drive, Suite 303, Birmingham, Alabama, 35235
Phone: (205) 313-2800
Location: 216 Aquarius Drive, Suite 306, Birmingham, Alabama, 35209
Phone: (205) 313-2800
Medicare Hospice CareWhat is Hospice Care?
Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or
seriously ill patient's pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs. Care may be provided in a patient's
home or in a designated facility such as nursing home, hospital unit or freestanding hospice, with level of care and sometimes location
based upon frequent evaluation of the paients needs. The four primary levels of care provided by hospice are routine home care, continuous care,
general inpatient and respite care.How long can one get medicare hospice care?
Hospice care is for people with a life expectancy of 6 months or less (if the disease runs its normal course). If the person receiving hospice care live longer than 6 months, he or she can still get hospice care.
- A person can get hospice care for two 90-day benefit periods, followed by an unlimited number of 60-day benefit periods.
- At the start of each period, the hospice medical director or other hospice doctor must recertify that the person is terminally ill (with a life expectancy of 6 months or less). This step is must for continued hospice care.