Admissions FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Admissions

Over the years, Calvary has been recognized frequently for its outstanding and unique patient care. It consistently earns accreditation by the Joint Commission and has been spotlighted by Press Ganey for being in the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization places Calvary@Home above state and national averages in important patient issues such as relief of pain and patient education.

Calvary Hospital is required by law to protect the privacy of health information that may reveal a patient’s identity, and to provide patients with a copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices upon admission to the hospital. We provide healthcare services in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Patients must sign an acknowledgement of receipt of notice, or hospital staff must document that good faith efforts were made to obtain a signature. A copy of the signed form is given to the patient and is filed in the medical record.

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act which is a federal law that went into effect in 1996. It has 3 Goals: 1. Portability of Health Insurance for Individuals. 2. To protect the Privacy and Security of Patient Health Information. 3. To eradicate Fraud and Abuse. Under the 2016 Cures Act, the U.S. Congress granted Calvary Hospital national recognition for the care we provide to our patients, ensuring consistent reimbursements through government-supported healthcare programs.

Referring Patients

Referrals may be made by patients, family members, friends, hospitals, clinics, physicians, other health care professionals and community agencies.

To make a referral or to learn more about our services, please call 718-518-2000, ext. 2300.

Insurance Coverage

Many home care services are covered by: Medicare (certified), Medicaid (certified), or Blue Cross and other commercial insurance.
Please call our office for further information: 718-518-2000, ext. 2300