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Is hospice care covered by Medicare?

My family and I are beginning to search for a hospice, to care for my mother in her final weeks. She has a terminal illness and hospice will become necessary pretty soon. She is currently covered by Medicare, will this cover her hospice expenses?

end-of-life, medicare, hospice

Answered by: MySeniorCare Staff

Sorry to hear about your mother, it's a tough situation to deal with. If she is covered by Medicare Type A, and is deemed to have less than six months of life remaining, the hospice services will be covered. Medicare will cover the costs of her hospce are in 2 90 day increments, covering the 6 month period she will receive care.

If your mother should continue to live past the 6 month period, it is possible for either you or your mother's caregiver to reapply for Medicare benefits in 60 day increments.

This coverage is mainly for hospice care provided in a patient's home, there is a $5 co-pay for prescriptions, and a 5% co-pay for care per day. I hope this information helps, and good luck!

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