Hospice Cost

How Is Hospice Paid For?

Medicare provides a hospice benefit that covers the full cost of hospice care. The care covered includes a hospice team to help care for a patient and provide them with medications and medical equipment to manage symptoms related to their diagnosis.

If you elect the Medicare Hospice Benefit, you do not give up all other Medicare benefits. In order to elect the Medicare Hospice Benefit, you must be enrolled in Medicare, Part A. However, you may still use all appropriate Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, if enrolled, for the treatment of health problems not related to your hospice diagnosis. When standard benefits are used for conditions not related to hospice, you are responsible for Medicare’s deductible and coinsurance amounts.

Medicare covers the following hospice services when related to a hospice diagnosis and pays nearly all of the associated costs:

  • Medicare covers the following hospice services when related to a hospice diagnosis and pays nearly all of the associated costs:
  • Nursing care and Certified Nursing Assistant services
  • Medical equipment, such as wheelchairs or walkers
  • Medical supplies, such as bandages and catheters
  • Medications to manage and control symptoms and relieve pain
  • Physical and occupational assessments
  • Social worker services
  • Chaplain services
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Grief and loss counseling for patients and families

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I am very thankful for the special care you gave my son. The nurses that cared for him were very attentive, day and night, taking care that he would not suffer so much from the pain of his complications and keeping him comfortable. God bless.

RUTH G

I could not have made it taking care of my husband without Altus Hospice. I will always be so grateful to every one of them.

AGNES S

Having been in and out of hospitals during my lifetime I have always been disappointed with the personnel. Now that I am in hospice, they have turned my smile into sunshine.

WILLIAM PUGLIESE

Thank you so very much, and if she could, she would say the same …

FRANK M

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