Paying for Hospice Care

Hospice Care Coverage

Does Medicare Pay for Hospice Care?

Does Medicaid Pay for Hospice Care?

Does Private Insurance Pay for Hospice Care?

Answer: Yes!

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What if I don’t have health insurance?

Hope Hospice cares for people who don’t have health care coverage.

As a not-for-profit organization, generous donations allow us to help everyone in need, regardless of ability to pay.

Medicare and Hospice

Does Medicare Pay for Hospice Care? Yes.

The Medicare Hospice Benefit dates back to 1983. Most hospices in the U.S., including Hope Hospice, are certified by Medicare.

Medicare beneficiaries who choose hospice receive comprehensive care.

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Three Criteria for Medicare Eligibility for Hospice Care

Your doctor and the hospice medical director use their best clinical judgment to certify that your life expectancy is six months or less, if your disease runs its normal course.
You choose to receive comforting hospice care instead of curative care.
You enroll in a Medicare-approved hospice program, like ours.

Medicare Hospice Benefit: Levels of Care

Depending on the course of your illness, you might need more intensive or less intensive care. Fortunately, the Medicare Hospice Benefit has four levels of care to meet your needs.

Routine Home Care
Continuous Home Care
Inpatient Respite Care
General Inpatient Care

Most hospice care is Routine Home Care. As with all hospice services, your team will help determine which level of care is right for you and your family.

Medicaid and Hospice

Does Medicaid Pay for Hospice Care?

Yes, Medicaid also pays for hospice care. Medicaid provides coverage for people with lower incomes, older people, people with disabilities, and some families and children.

Private Insurance and Hospice

Does Private Insurance Pay for Hospice Care?

Yes, the most common insurance plans cover hospice care. Although each person’s plan is different, it is likely that your insurance will provide these important benefits.

We can help you determine what your plan covers, so that you know exactly what to expect.

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