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When patients enter hospice care, they must be certified as terminally ill with six months or less to live. Hospice provides palliative care, otherwise known as comfort care. They focus on helping the patient enjoy the maximum quality of life possible under the circumstances. Palliative care is not meant to cure any disease. Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced plans that should give people with terminal illness broader choices.

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