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How to Pay for Hospice Care

99.2% of Hospice Patients Don't Have Any Out-of-Pocket Expenses

There is no reason to defer hospice care due to financial concerns. Most people receiving hospice services today use the Medicare Hospice Benefit, which covers 100 percent of the cost of care related to the terminal illness. In most states, Medicaid (MediCal in California) also provides hospice coverage and palliative care. Coverage includes everything involved in hospice care, from visits by a nurse, physician and other healthcare professionals to therapy, medication and supplies.

Contact us to see if hospice is right for you or your loved one.

Pie Chart- Who Pays

Paying for Hospice: What Are My Options?

For those not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, payment for hospice can come from private insurance or an HMO, since these also include a hospice benefit.

Hospices employ financial specialists to help families who do not qualify for federal assistance and do not have insurance find available resources. The payment options for these families include self-pay and charitable organizations.

Facing a terminal illness brings with it many concerns. Paying for end-of-life care shouldn’t be one of them.

How ​is ​Hospice ​Care ​Covered?

The Medicare Hospice Benefit

The Medicare Hospice Benefit provides coverage for the following services:

  • An interdisciplinary team of hospice professionals
  • Home medical equipment
  • Medication
  • Respite care
  • Continuous care
  • Inpatient care
  • Routine home care
  • Bereavement support

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Source: NHPCO's Facts and Figures: Hospice Care in America