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Criteria

Heart Disease

The patient is or has been optimally treated for CHF with diuretics and vasodilators.

Pulmonary disease

Progressive end stage pulmonary disease as evidenced by increased hospitalizations or visits to the ER for pulmonary infections and/or respiratory failure.

Dementia

No consistently meaninful verbal communication

  • Ambulatory ability is lost
  • Loss of ability to smile
  • Loss of ability to hold head up independently

CVA

Acute or chronic phase of hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke

  • Post stroke dementia
  • Unable to dress, ambulate, bathe, etc...
  • No meaningful communication

Renal Disease

The patient is not seeking dialysis or renal transplant

Liver Disease

End stage liver disease is present

  • INR > 1.5
  • Ascites, peritonitis, hepatic encephalopathy

Debility

Poor nutritional status with documented weight loss over last several months

ALS

Patient must demonstrate both rapid progression of ALS and critical nutritional impairment

HIV

Systemic Lymphoma with Advanced HIV

  • Untreated or persistent wasting of 33% lean body mass
  • Visceral Kaposi's Sarcoma