Experiencing Hospice Care Should Not Cause Financial Stress
Hospice is paid for through the Medicare Hospice Benefit, Medicaid Hospice Benefit, and most private insurers, however, we also accept indigent patients.
Medicaid benefits vary by state. Private insurances also offer a wide variety of coverage. We can help you understand your coverage provisions and will contact Medicaid or your insurance company to determine your specific benefits.
If you are entitled to Medicare Part A, you can receive coverage for hospice care. Also, your physician and a hospice medical director must determine that you are eligible for hospice. Medicare can cover the cost of services GHC provides, including:
- Doctor visits & nursing care
- Medical equipment such as wheelchairs
- Medical supplies
- Prescription medications for pain relief and symptom control
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services
- Social work
- Dietary counseling
- Grief counseling for you and your loved ones
- Short-term inpatient care
- Short-term respite care
What isn’t covered by Medicare?
Once you or your loved one begin hospice, Medicare will not cover any treatment or medications intended to cure your illness. You won’t receive coverage for room and board or outpatient hospital care either. Click here for more information regarding coverage, exclusions, and eligibility.