Who is eligible for Hospice

Who is eligible for Hospice

Who is eligible for coverage under the Hospice Benefit?

Person who is eligible for Part A under Medicare (age or disability). This includes persons who have used up most recent Part A in a facility.

Person who is eligible for Medi-Cal benefits.

Person who qualifies for Private insurance benefits.

Diagnosed with a terminal illness (prognosis of one year or less).

Diagnosis is certified by the patient’s primary physician.

Diagnosis is certified by the hospice medical director.

Patient or significant other elect hospice care & seek palliative (pain control) rather than curative care.

No one is denied services due to age, gender, sexual preference, race, religion or ability to pay.

For more information about Medicare health plans, or to receive a Medicare handbook,
call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)

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