Legacy Hospice

1901 Rickety Lane Suite 103, Tyler
Texas, 75703

 903-509-3015   Maps & Directions
Legacy Hospice, also known as Choice Hospice is a hospice care center situated at Tyler, Texas. This palliative care is medicare certified, hence if you are covered by medicare, medicare will pay the hospice for your care. Legacy Hospice accommodated approx. 518 Medicare beneficiaries whose average age was 83 years in CY2016. Unique hospice identification number provided by medicare to this hospice care is 451740. Legacy Hospice comes under the CMS regional office located at Dallas. This CMS regional office covers all hospices located in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas. Services provided at Legacy Hospice mainly includes home health aide, counseling, medical social services, medical supply services, nursing services, occupational therapy, physician services, physical therapy, short term inpatient care, speech pathology services.
Legacy Hospice provides special care for people who are terminally ill. This involves a team-oriented approach that addresses the medical, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient. Hospice also provides support to the patient’s family or caregiver.

Complete Hospice Profile:
Choice Hospice type, unique identification code, ownership type, accreditation,short term inpatient care type, address, contact number, fax number and all other information is provided as below. Recipients can directly walkin or can call on the below given phone number for appointment.
Hospice ID (CCN) 451740
Hospice’s Ownership Type:Other
Short-term inpatient care provided:Respite care
Accreditation UnAccredited
Hospice Address:1901 Rickety Lane Suite 103, Tyler,
Texas, 75703
CMS Regional Office Dallas
Medicare Certification:
Medicare certification details of Legacy Hospice with certification date, type, current status, certification provider, MAC, CBSA Code are stated below.
Medicare Certified:Yes
Medicare Certification Date:18 Nov, 2003
Current Status: Active Provider
Latest visit of the Health or LSC survey: 06 Dec, 2017
Status at the time of certification survey: In Compliance
Waiver of any life safety code: No
Latest Certification Type: Recertification
Certificate Provider: Dallas CMS Regional Office
MAC Blue Cross (south Carolina)
CBSA Code 46340 (Urban)
National Hospice Spending and Utilization (2016):
National Hospice Spending and Utilization based on CY2016 for Legacy Hospice are stated below it includes number of beneficiaries, average age of beneficiaries accommodated in hospice, total medicare payment amount received by hospice, total charge amount of the hospice.
Beneficiaries 518
RHC Days (in %) 100
Average Age of Beneficiary 83 year
Total Medicare Payment Amount $ 7,560,923
Total Medicare Standard Payment Amount $ 8,391,400
Total Charge Amount $ 11,965,299

Average Service Hours per Day

Legacy Hospice provided an average of 0.64 hours per day of home health, 0.21 hours per day of Skilled Nursing, 0.02 hours per day of Social Service hospice care.

Average Hospice Care Days

Legacy Hospice have 87 Medicare beneficiaries with 7 or fewer hospice care days, 240 Medicare beneficiaries with more than 60 hospice care days, 120 Medicare beneficiaries with more than 180 hospice care days.

Beneficiaries by Gender

Legacy Hospice rendered hospice services to 170 Male and 348 Female Medicare beneficiaries in a calendar year.

Beneficiaries by Race

Legacy Hospice provided hospice care to 416 White, 56 Black, 37 Hispanic, Other 9 not disclosed Medicare beneficiaries in a calendar year.

Medicare/Medicaid Eligible Beneficiaries

At Legacy Hospice, 117 beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage and 186 beneficiaries were eligible for Medicaid for at least one month of hospice care in the calendar year.

Beneficiaries with Primary Disease Diagnosis

At Legacy Hospice, distinct Medicare beneficiaries who received hospice care for a primary diagnosis are 87 of Cancer, 119 of Dementia, 66 of Stroke, 94 of Heart Disease, 55 of Respiratory 97 of Other Diseases

Site-of-service Hospice Beneficiaries

At Legacy Hospice, distinct Medicare beneficiaries who received the majority of their hospice care days are 222 at home, 54 in an assisted living facility, 230 in a long term care or non-skilled nursing facility,

Services Provided:
Services available at Legacy Hospice are mentioned below along with the information that who will provide the service like whether it will be provided by hospice staff or will be arranged from any 3rd source or outer source.
Services AvailableProvided By
Home Health AideHospice Staff
CounselingHospice Staff
Medical Social ServicesHospice Staff
Medical Supply ServicesProvided under Arrangement
Nursing ServicesHospice Staff
Occupational TherapyProvided under Arrangement
Physician ServicesProvided under Arrangement
Physical TherapyProvided under Arrangement
Short Term Inpatient CareHospice Staff
Speech Pathology ServicesProvided under Arrangement

Quality of Patient Care:
Quality of patient care is measured based on the survey done by the patients who received the hospice care, as well as the experiences of their informal primary caregivers. Main points included in the survey are treatment preferences, beliefs/values addressed (if desired by the patient), pain screening, pain assessment, dyspnea screening, dyspnea treatment,patients treated with an opioid who are given a bowel regimen.
Measure NameScore (in %)National Average
Treatment Preferences 99.298.3
Beliefs/Values Addressed (if desired by the patient) 84.393.6
Pain Screening 97.393.9
Pain Assessment 95.877.7
Dyspnea Screening 99.297.3
Dyspnea Treatment 98.894.6
Patients Treated with an Opioid who are Given a Bowel Regimen 100.093.3
Employee Count:
Legacy Hospice employee information is available below according to the service area, it is also divided among volunteer and employed count.
Services Employed CountVolunteer Count
Home Health Aide23.750
Counseling3 0
Medical Social Services2.50
Registered Nurses120
Practical/Vocational Nurses1.25 0
Other Personnel9.75 0.25
Authorized/Official Person Profile:
Officially authorized person to contact for any management issues or complaints of this hospice are as below. Person's position and contact details are also mentioned below.
Name: Mr. Arhur P Taucher
Position: Owner/cfo
Contact Number: 903-509-3015
Professional Identification Codes:
NPI number stands for National Provider Identifier which is a unique 10-digit identification number issued to health care providers in the United States by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
NPI details of stated hospice are as mentioned below.
NPI Number: 1639152689
NPI Enumeration Date: 23 Nov, 2005
NPI Last Update On: 05 Aug, 2019
Medical Licenses:
Hospice can have one or more medical licenses for different specialities in the same state or different states. Related medical licenses for Legacy Hospice are as mentioned below.
SpecializationLicense NumberStateStatus
Hospice Care, Community Based 008563TexasPrimary
Other Medical Identifiers:
Other legacy medical identifiers of the hospice such as Medicaid, Medicare PIN, NSC, UPIN etc. are mentioned as below.
Business Mailing Address:
Business mailing address can be used for mailing purpose only, for visiting purpose patients need to refer above mentioned address.
Address: 1901 Rickety Ln Ste 103,
Tyler, Texas
Zip: 75703-1700
Phone Number: 903-509-3015
Fax Number: 903-509-5971
Patients can reach Choice Hospice at 1901 Rickety Lane Suite 103, Tyler, Texas or can call to book an appointment on 903-509-3015.

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