Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances. The services covered include medication, equipment and supplies related to the hospice diagnosis, as well as the patient care team that is assigned. In addition, if you have a condition that is unrelated to the hospice diagnosis, your insurance continues in the same manner as it did prior to the hospice start date. Most hospice patients experience no out-of-pocket expenses, with zero copay or deductible. Your insurance will be reviewed upon referral.
Who pays for hospice? How are other services paid for when hospice is involved?