How is Hospice Paid?
Hospice is paid for through the Medicare Hospice Benefit, Medicaid Hospice Benefit, and most private insurers. If a person does not have coverage through Medicare, Medicaid or a private insurance company, hospice will work with the person and their family to ensure needed services can be provided.
Medicare Hospice Benefit
The Medicare Hospice Benefit, initiated in 1983, is covered under Medicare Part A (hospital insurance). Medicare beneficiaries who choose hospice care receive a full scope of medical and support services for their life-limiting illness. Utah Hospice Specialists is a Medicare-certified provider. The Medicare benefit covers virtually all aspects of hospice care with little out-of-pocket expense to the person or family.
Who is Eligible for Medicare Hospice Benefits?
You are eligible for Medicare hospice benefits when you meet all of the following conditions:
•You are eligible for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance), and
•Your doctor and the hospice medical director certify that you have a life-limiting illness and if the disease runs its normal course, death may be expected in six months or less to live, and
•You sign a statement choosing hospice care instead of routine Medicare covered benefits for your illness, and
•You receive care from a Medicare-approved hospice program.
Insurance companies accepted by
Utah Hospice Specialists:
Medicare and Medicare Railroad
Utah and Nevada Medicaid
First Health Network
Galaxy Health Network
Healthy U - University Netork Provider
IHC Select Access - Medicaid
National Preferred Provider Network
New Choices Waiver Program
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans
Wise Provider Network
Plus many others may be authorized - Call Us!