How to Pay for Hospice
Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance all pay for hospice. It's very rare for a patient or family to have any out-of-pocket expenses.
Who Pays for Hospice?
Terminally ill patients do not usually have to pay for hospice care, and many use the Medicare Hospice Benefit. Here's what it includes and how it works.
Medicare and the Cost of HospiceMedicare covers the cost of hospice, and you qualify for Medicare if you meet certain conditions. See what they are.
Insurance and Hospice
Private insurance plans generally cover hospice and palliative care costs in full, but the terms and conditions of eligibility of each plan will vary.
Contacts & Billing Info
Patients, families and healthcare professionals who have a question for VITAS can find contact information in our Help Center.
- Patient contact information
- Frequently asked questions
- Hospice care downloads
- Payment information
- Online bill pay