How Is Hospice Paid For?

Hospice of Montezuma is a non-profit organization certified by Medicare/Medicaid.  We also accept donations, memorial contributions, and grants to help us provide for people that are uninsured or underinsured.  Most care, supplies, durable medical equipment such as hospital beds, oxygen, and medications related to the terminal diagnosis are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance providers.  Hospice is paid for through the Medicare Hospice Benefit, Medicaid Hospice Benefit, and most private insurers. Patients not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, or who have no private insurance hospice benefit and have limited resources, may apply for financial assistance, which is funded through grants, fundraising and community donations.  To make a donation, click here.

At times, a terminally-ill patient’s terminal disease process improves or may enter the remission stage. If that were to occur, your doctor may feel that you are no longer medically eligible for hospice care and won’t recertify you at that time.  Also, as a hospice patient, you always have the right to stop receiving hospice services, for any reason.  If you choose to stop hospice services, you will return to the full Medicare coverage and eligibility that you were receiving prior to your election of the hospice benefit.  If your physician deems you to be eligible at a later date, you can go back to hospice care at any time.

 

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