Medicare, Medicaid, and virtually all managed care or fee-for-service plans cover hospice services. The expense of healthcare at the end of life can potentially be a burden, but hospice care can greatly reduce that financial burden.
The Medicare Hospice Benefit is good news! Medicare offers a hospice election that is separate from its other reimbursement structures. All services, medications, treatments, respite care, supplies and equipment related to the terminal diagnosis and part of a hospice plan of care are fully covered. Veterans may be eligible for the Veterans Hospice Benefit.