Who pays for hospice? Payment for hospice related services is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance and managed care plans. For a complete explanation of Medicare coverage, visit https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/hospice-care. Our team will verify your insurance plan benefits to confirm your coverage and help outline any uncovered services.
Hospice coverage typically does not include:
- Treatment, including prescription drugs, intended to cure a terminal illness or other illness unrelated to the terminal diagnosis unless the other illness is causing increased symptom
- Prescription drugs and supplies prescribed to treat an illness or condition unrelated to the diagnosis that qualifies the person for hospice.
- Room and board in a nursing home or hospice residential facility.
- Care in an emergency room, inpatient facility care or ambulance transportation, unless it is ordered by or arranged by the hospice team.