Cost of Hospice Care

Costs for all patient care, supplies and medications related to the life-limiting hospice diagnosis are covered by hospice: there is generally no cost to the patient. This coverage includes medications and medical equipment like wheelchairs, hospital beds, and walkers. If you are 65 years or older, your hospice services are paid in full, 100% by the Medicare federal insurance program. Medicaid and commercial insurers also have a hospice benefit that mirrors the Medicare benefit. Our staff will assist you with understanding Medicare and if necessary, how to go about applying for it or for other benefits. Hope Hospice will not turn anyone away due to lack of insurance or inability to pay.

For answers to commonly asked questions about your Medicare skilled and hospice benefits in the facility setting Read More

Hospice enrollment saves money for Medicare and improves care quality across a number of different lengths-of-stay. Research study published by Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, published in March, 2013. View

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