Medicare, Medicaid & Other Options
You can pay for hospice services in various ways. Below is a list of a few options available to help cover the costs of Accredited Hospices of America hospice services.
Part A of Medicare covers hospice care. You have earned this benefit over a lifetime. Don’t wait to use it. The rest of Medicare’s services continue under Parts A & B, including those of the person’s physician. Hospice payments do not interfere with any other Medicare.
Medicaid hospice benefits match the Medicare benefit program, although there may be some variations under the Texas Medicaid program.
Many employers’ insurance plans and managed care plans offer hospice as a benefit. In most cases, the coverage plan is similar to the Medicare benefit, though each employer may vary.
Tricare offers benefits for retired and current military personnel. TRICARE fully covers hospice. However, one requirement is that only Medicare-certified hospices can give the TRICARE hospice benefit. Due to this, it is important that patients check with the Health Care Finder or Health Benefit Advisor to locate a qualified hospice provider.
Medicare law states that no person can be refused hospice care because of their inability to pay. Funds may be available from gifts, grants, donations, or other community sources to cover costs of care.