Medicare and/or Medicaid will cover the cost of hospice services for those patients over the age of 65 who meet either program’s eligibility requirements. Private insurance companies, managed-care organizations and workers’ compensation plans may also pay for hospice services. Patients are informed of any possible out-of-pocket costs, which are often minimal, upon admission to hospice.
U.S. veterans enrolled in the VHA Medical Benefits Package are eligible for hospice and palliative care coverage if they meet the clinical need for the service. Learn more at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs website at va.gov.
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