The Faith and Family Hospice is committed to helping patients and families navigate the types of payment options available – and the services that are covered for each category.
If patient is a Medicare beneficiary, hospice is a covered benefit under Part A. All other Medicare services continue under Parts A & B, including those of the person’s attending physician. Hospice payments do not interfere with any other Medicare payments for other illnesses, diseases or care. In addition, hospices listed in HospiceDirectory.org will indicate if they are Medicare certified.
Nearly all states and the District of Columbia offer hospice coverage under Medicaid. In general, Medicaid hospice benefits parallel the Medicare benefit, although there may be some variations in certain states.
Tricare provides civilian health benefits for U.S Armed Forces military personnel, military retirees, and their dependents. Hospice is a fully covered benefit under TRICARE. Only Medicare-certified hospices can provide the TRICARE hospice benefit; therefore, it is important that patients and family check with their Health Benefit Advisor to help them locate a qualified hospice agency.
Most insurance plans issued by employers and many managed care plans offer a hospice benefit. In most cases, the coverage is similar to the Medicare benefit, although there may be some variations between employers.
If insurance coverage is unavailable or insufficient, the patient and the patient’s family can discuss private pay and payment plans with the Faith and Family Hospice.
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We have dedicated financial specialists on staff to answer questions about receiving financial assistance. Funds may be available from our Foundation, other donations, gifts, grants or other community resources to help cover the costs of care.