HBTB Wild Fire Response Click Here

Physicians who refer patients to Hospice by the Bay remain involved in their patients’ care and can continue to be reimbursed for their services.

Attending Physician

As a referring physician,most patients will select you as Attending Physician for hospice care. An attending physician is part of our hospice team coordinating the patient’s care. You bill and receive reimbursement from Medicare directly for ALL services provided, whether or not they are related to the patient’s terminal diagnosis. Services related to the terminal diagnosis simply require the use of modifier code “GV” on claims. Unrelated services require the code “GW.”

Consulting Physician

A physician NOT named Attending Physician for hospice care becomes a Consulting Physician and remains involved in the patient’s care. With pre-authorization, services related to the terminal diagnosis are reimbursed directly from Hospice by the Bay. Unrelated services unrelated are billed directly to Medicare using the modifier code “GW.”


Call our Finance Department, (415) 927.2273, for direction and support for physician billing for Hospice by the Bay patients.

Refer patients easily with the Mobile Hospice App

Get the App


Sign up for Our Newsletter

Get updates, information, and news about upcoming events


We are closely monitoring the fires impacting our service areas and working with patients and families who have safety concerns or need help with their evacuation plans.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your care.

Click here to view live fire updates, as well as community resources to provide disaster relief for residents.