Access to services are included in the Medicare hospice benefit and are covered through Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances (when a person is appropriate for hospice care). Springhill Home Health and Hospice also provides indigent hospice care for those who meet the Medicare guidelines for hospice, regardless of their ability to pay for services.
Medicare understands the importance of end of life care. Services that are fully covered by Medicare include:
- Physician services
- Nursing care
- Hospice aide services
- Pain Management
- Symptom Control
- Bereavement care
- Spiritual care
- Medical social services
- Volunteer services
Medicare also covers medications, medical equipment, and supplies that are helpful in the treatment of the following end-stage diseases:
- Heart Disease/End Stage Heart Failure
- Respiratory/Pulmonary Disease/End Stage COPD
- Stage 4 Cancer
- Liver Failure/End Stage Liver Disease
Am I eligible for hospice care? Take our hospice quiz to find out if hospice may be right for you.
If you have questions about Hearts for Hospice and Medicare benefits, please do not hesitate to contact us.