Hospice is a fully covered Medicare/Medicaid benefit, unlimited in length, and is also covered by many private insurance companies. Most plans cover hospice care, medications, supplies and equipment related to the hospice diagnosis with no out-of-pocket expenses to the patient.
Early referrals help patients and their families access and receive the maximum benefit and full scope of the hospice services.
Medicare hospice benefits are provided for eligible patients who receive care from Medicare-approved hospice program. For questions about Medicare, contact:
- 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
- 1-877-486-2048 (TTY)
Medicaid hospice benefits are provided for eligible patients who receive care from Medicaid pre-approved hospice program. For questions about Medicaid contact:
- 1-877-765-3459 (TTY)
Most private insurance plans provide a hospice benefit. To learn what your plan covers, your employer or health insurance company.