Hospice services become available when a cure to a patient’s terminal illness and related conditions is no longer working and comfort care is the focus. There are several ways that hospice care is reimbursed. Hospice care is paid for by Medicare, Medicaid in most states, the Department of Veterans Affairs, most private insurance plans, HMOs, and other managed care organizations. The hospice benefit allows the patient to stay in the comfort of their place of residence with pain and symptoms are managed.
A Homestead team member is ready to discuss hospice eligibilty criteria or to any any questions you may have.