How do I pay for Hospice Care?

Answers to 6 common questions about Hospice Care

Paying for hospice care shouldn’t be a financial burden. And, in most cases, it doesn’t have to be. Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances, making it affordable for almost everyone.

Not convinced? Read below for answers to some of the most common questions people have about hospice care and the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

1. Who is eligible for hospice benefits?

An individual is eligible to receive hospice benefits if they are certified by two doctors (typically their family physician or specialist and the hospice medical director) as having six months or less to live if their illness follows its natural course.

2. What services are covered by Medicare and other insurers?

Hospice is designed to provide patients and families with high-quality end-of-life care and support. Coverage usually includes a wide range of services, such as…