The Hospice Benefit
The majority of hospice patients are covered under the Medicare benefit. Included in the hospice benefit are:
- Physician services
- Nursing care
- Home health aide services
- Social worker
- Medical equipment related to the terminal diagnosis
- Medication related to the terminal diagnosis
- Dietary counseling
- In-patient and respite care
- 24 hour support
Medicaid covers the hospice benefit in most states and most private insurance plans provide hospice coverage.
Our intake coordinator will assist in determining what type of coverage is available.