Many individuals shy away from the idea of hospice care, fearing undue expense. However, the truth is that hospice care is fully covered under Medicare (Part A). Here at Wings of Hope, we’ve seen far too many families struggle to sustain hospice care alone, not knowing that helping hands are available under their usual insurance coverage.
Here are some of the most common questions that we hear about hospice coverage and Medicare.
If you have Medicare Part A (which is designated hospital insurance) then you can also get hospice coverage if all of the following is true for you:
Nearly everything that you’ll need for home hospice care is covered by Medicare. This includes:
There are a few things that are not covered under Medicare that you may also need for treatment. This could include…
Even when something isn’t covered by Medicare, we work closely with clients to ensure that we’re able to give the best care, regardless of financial constraints. Communicating with us about your plans can help you get the best coverage.
You and your family shouldn’t have to cover any of the normal cost of hospice care. Your chosen hospice care provider bills Medicare directly. Beyond continuing to pay your premiums for Medicare A and B, you should be able to entirely pass over the concerns of payment so that you can focus on what matters most.