Prognosis Of Acute Renal Failure Based On Hospice Admission Criteria

What follows is the prognosis for Acute Renal Failure  based on hospice admission criteria. If a patient meets these criteria he or she is eligible for hospice care which means that he or she has  an estimated six months or less to live.

To meet the CMS Disease Specific Criteria For terminal (6 months or less prognosis for) Acute Renal Failure, the patient must meet the following:

A patient is eligible for hospice services if he meets these three criteria:
1) has a Palliative Performance Scale of less than 70% [Resource (2)]
2) is dependent on at least two Activities of Daily Living [Resource (3), and
3) meets the Disease Specific Guideline for Acute Renal Failure [Resource (1)]


1. Determining Hospice Eligibility In Terminally Ill Patients Hospice by The Bay – An Affiliate Of USCF Health, Updated 3-2014

2. The Palliative Performance Scale For Determination Of Hospice Eligibility
Posted on March 29, 2018 by Tom Wade MD

3. Instruments For The Assessment Of The Activities Of Daily Living [ADLs]
Posted on March 30, 2018 by Tom Wade MD

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