The care that Navian Hospice Hawaii provides in the residence of the patient is 100% covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private and government insurances.  Usually there is no co-pay.  This includes:

  • Full services from the Navian Hospice Hawaii professional staff and volunteers
  • Rental of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) such as hospital bed, oxygen, or other necessary items
  • Medical supplies such as dressings for wounds, treatments, or catheters
  • Incontinence supplies
  • Complementary therapies such as hand casting, aromatherapy, pet therapy, art therapy, healing touch and reiki, massage therapy, and therapeutic music
  • All prescription medication related to the terminal “hospice” diagnosis

Patients residing in a nursing home or hospice residence may be charged a daily “room and board” rate. Patients may be eligible to apply for charity care, depending upon the location. The patient and family will be informed of charges prior to the start of care.  Other individual charges may apply; the patient and family will be informed in advance.

Navian Hospice Hawaii healthcare reimbursement

Billing for your Services

As the attending physician, you can continue to bill Medicare Part B for professional services – physician office, home, inpatient or nursing home visits – in the typical manner, adding a modifier:

The following modifiers should be placed on the CMS/HCTA 1500 forms, box 24d:

  • GV” modifier: Physician has been designated by the patient as the attending. The attending is not an employee of hospice, and services are related to the hospice patient’s terminal illness.
  • GW” modifier: Physician has been designated by the patient as the attending. The attending is not an employee of hospice, and services are NOT related to the hospice patient’s terminal illness.

At the time of admission, Navian Hospice Hawaii will send a Notice of Election to the Medicare Part A intermediary, identifying the hospice, the attending physician and the terminal diagnosis of the patient.

Advance Care Planning

Current procedural terminology (CPT) billing codes for advance care planning have been created, covering conversations about advance directives, hospice care, and other end-of-life counseling

  • CPT 99497 covers the initial 30-minute discussion (~$86)
  • CPT 99498 covers each additional 30 minutes of discussion (~$75)

Navian Hospice Hawaii is here to support our physician partners, by enhancing and extending your care, which results in fewer phone calls, reduced hospitalizations and ER visits, and most importantly, optimal quality of life for your patient and their loved ones.