Medicare, Medicaid & Other Options
Hospice can be paid for numerous ways. Below, find a list of some available options to cover our hospice care costs.
Medicare’s Part A covers hospice care, which you have earned over a lifetime. Medicare’s additional services are covered under Parts A & B. Hospice payments through Medicare do not interfere with any other Medicare.
Medicaid hospice benefits are similar to those included in the Medicare benefit program, although the Texas Medicaid program may differ in a few small ways.
Most insurance plans offer hospice as a benefit. The coverage plan usually is similar to that of Medicare, but each employer may vary.
Tricare covers benefits for retired and current military personnel. TRICARE covers hospice. However, only Medicare-certified hospices can provide the TRICARE hospice benefit. It is therefore very important that patients and their families check with the Health Care Finder or Health Benefit Advisor to locate a qualified hospice provider.
According to Medicare law, no one can be refused hospice care just because they cannot pay. Funds from gifts, donations, grants, or other community sources can be used to cover costs of hospice care.