Who pays for Hospice?
Hospice care is an established part of the health care system. Services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans. Beacon Hospice also works with patients who choose to self pay. Beacon Hospice, provides the same high quality of care to everyone regardless of ability to pay.
Most patients receiving hospice care are paid for by Medicare. Those who elect to use the Medicare Hospice Benefit for their serious illness choose "the hospice plan of care," which means they are no longer seeking aggressive treatments to cure their illness.
The Hospice Medicare Benefit covers all services related to the terminal diagnosis. These services include the following:
- medical and nursing care
- social services and counseling
- chaplain services
- certified nursing assistants for personal care in the home, nursing/assisted living facilities
- medications delivered to the home or wherever the patient lives
- medical equipment and supplies delivered to the home or wherever the patient lives
Beacon Hospice Care is available in MA, CT, RI, NH, ME.