Hospice Of Limestone County in Athens, Alabama

Hospice Of Limestone County is a medicare-certified hospice facility in Athens, Alabama. It is a non-profit hospice and this hospice is a Freestanding Hospice. It is located at 405 South Marion Street, P O Box 626 in Athens, Alabama. You can reach out to the office of Hospice Of Limestone County via phone at (205) 232-5017.

Hospice Of Limestone County is first approved in February, 1989 to provide medicare and/or medicaid services and its CMS certification number (CCN) is 011516. Atlanta is the CMS Regional Office responsible for the certification of this hospice.

Contact Information

Hospice Of Limestone County
405 South Marion Street, P O Box 626, Athens, AL, 35611
(205) 232-5017

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Hospice Profile

NameHospice Of Limestone County
Location405 South Marion Street, P O Box 626, Athens, Alabama
Hospice ID011516
CategoryFreestanding Hospice
Ownership TypeVoluntary Non-profit - Private
SSA county code410

NPI associated with this Hospice

A hospice usually have one NPI number but sometimes it may have multiple NPI numbers. We have found possible NPI number/s associated with Hospice Of Limestone County from NPPES records by matching pattern on the basis of name, address, phone number etc. Please use this information accordingly.

NPI Number1487657375
Organization NameHospice Of Limestone County, Inc
Address405 S Marion St Athens, Alabama, 35611
Phone Number(256)232-5017

Quality of Patient Care at Hospice Of Limestone County

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. Hospice Of Limestone County has the following score in these measures of patient care.
Better than National Average Worse than National Average

Quality MeasureProvider ScoreNational Score
Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care99.398.3
Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care88.893.6
Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care29.693.9
Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem76.277.7
Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care96.197.3
Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath81.894.6
Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation100.093.3

Services Provided by Hospice Of Limestone County:

Hospice provide various services either through their own staff or through third-party arrangements. Find the list of services provided by Hospice Of Limestone County below:
  • By staff
    • Home Health Aide Service
    • Counseling Service
    • Home Maker Service
    • Medical Social Service
    • Medical Supply Service
    • Nursing Service
    • Physician Service

  • Under Arrangement
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Short Term Inpatient care
    • Speech Pathology
    • Other Services

  • Combination of Staff and Under Arrangement
    • No services

  • Type of Short Term Inpatient Care
    • Acute and Respite

Number of Full-time equivalent Employees:

Number of full time equivalent employees at Hospice Of Limestone County
Home Health Aides3.5
Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurses1
Medical Social Workers 3
Registered Nurses6.5
Other Personnel0.25
Total Employees18.75

Number of Full-time equivalent Volunteers:

Total Volunteers4.5

Certification Details for Hospice Of Limestone County:

  • May, 2016 is the initial visit of the health survey for certifications by CMS.
  • It is in compliance at the time of certification survey by CMS.
  • It is in compliance with CMS program requirements based on an acceptable plan for correction of deficiencies.
  • It is eligible to participate in the medicare and/or medicaid program.
  • Palmetto Hhh C 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 31, December.

Hospices in Athens

Hospice Of Limestone County
Location: 405 South Marion Street, P O Box 626, Athens, Alabama, 35611
Phone: (205) 232-5017

Medicare Hospice Care

What 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.

Medicare Program: Medicare is a federal government program which provides health insurance to people who are 65 or older. This program also covers certain younger people with disabilities (who receive Social Security Disability Insurance - SSDI), and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD.

Medicare Assignment: Assignment means that your doctor, provider, or supplier agrees (or is required by law) to accept the Medicare-approved amount as full payment for covered services. Most doctors, providers, and suppliers accept assignment, but you should always check to make sure. Participating providers have signed an agreement to accept assignment for all Medicare-covered services.

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