Who pays for hospice?

 Medicare and Medicaid both provide coverage for basic hospice services, including:   
  • Physician services for the medical oversight of the patient's care
  • Home care visits by registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to provide appropriate care to maintain comfort
  • Nursing assistants to address the patient's individual personal needs, such as dressing and bathing
  • Spiritual and couseling services for the patient and their loved ones
  • Volunteer support
  • Medications related to the patient's hospice diagnosis
  • Medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, etc.
  • Medical supplies, such as bandages and catheters
  • Short-term general inpatient care  
  • Bereavement counseling and support services for 12 months after the patient's death.

For more information, view the U.S. Government website, www.medicare.gov

Most private insurance plans also have some hospice provision.  Check with your health insurance provider for specific details. 

For additional information or questions, please contact us or call (719) 633-3400 and ask to speak with one of our Finance professionals.

What Our Families Say

I want to commend all of the professionals that helped my family and my husband.  
You were all so kind and caring to all of us during the hardest time of our lives. You all are angels!  Thank you.

Please applaud the Red Team for caring for my husband and teaching me to care for him. 
You made his last week as comfortable and as pain free as possible and
you cared for me when he passed.  Thank you.

Please applaud everyone at the IPU for the loving care of my mom, 
hugs when I cried, answering questions when asked.  Thank you.

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