Hospice Qualifying Medical Conditions

If you or a loved one have one of the medical conditions listed below, you may qualify for hospice care. Click on the link to learn more about this diagnosis. To understand if you qualify for hospice care, talk with your physician about the printable guidelines for each disease listed below.

For more information, contact Mercy Hospice at 417-820-7550 or 800-330-8304.

Primary

ALS
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Cancer
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Coma
Comatose patients with any three of the following on day 3 of a coma:

  • Abnormal brain stem response
  • Absent withdrawal response to pain
  • Absent verbal response
  • Serum Creatinine > 1.5 mg

COPD/ Pulmonary Disease
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COPD Supportive Care (printable PDF)

Dementia due to Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders
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Heart Disease
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Cardiac Hospice Program Guidelines
CHF Supportive Care (printable PDF)

HIV Disease
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Liver Disease
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Renal Failure - Acute and Chronic
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Stroke
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Secondary

Decline in clinical status
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