Hospice care is for the terminally ill, with 6 months or less to live. There are specific medical conditions that necessary to enter hospice care. While hospice care can be administered at home, it can also be given in a hospice facility. The big question is will Medicare cover hospice care? We have the answer.
Does Medicare Cover Hospice?
Yes, Medicare covers hospice care. It generally covers this service at no cost to you. However, respite care (temporary care in a facility or hospital to give your caretaker a break) can cost you up to 5%.
Does Medigap Cover Hospice?
While Original Medicare picks up 100% of the costs of Hospice, all Medigap plans pay all or part of your respite care. So it can eliminate further costs.
Does Medicare Advantage Cover Hospice?
Even when you are enrolled in Medicare Advantage your hospice care is covered by Original Medicare. To see if your Medicare Advantage plans covers respite care call us at 800-930-7956 and we’ll let you know.
To learn more about what Medicare covers call a Senior65 agent 800-930-7956.