Who’s eligible? You can get hospice care if you have Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) AND meet all of these conditions:
•Your hospice doctor and your regular doctor (if you have one) certify that you’re terminally ill (you’re expected to live 6 months or less).
•You accept palliative care (for comfort) instead of care to cure your illness.
•You sign a statement choosing hospice care instead of other Medicare-covered treatments for
your terminal illness and related conditions.
•Only your hospice doctor and your regular doctor (if you have one) can certify that you’re terminally ill and have a life expectancy of 6 months or less.
•After 6 months, you can continue to get hospice care as long as the hospice medical director or hospice doctor re-certifies (at a face-to-face meeting) that you’re terminally ill.
Medicare Health Maintenance Organization:
Medicare HMOs, such as Kaiser Permanente and Secure Horizons, cover hospice care. You do not have to relinquish other HMO coverage to receive hospice care.
Colorado Medicaid has a hospice benefit for patients who qualify for regular Medicaid benefits. Colorado Medicaid pays for the same hospice services as Medicare. In addition, room and board in a skilled care facility or assisted living community may be covered through Medicaid.
In most cases, private insurance plans will provide a hospice benefit. Touch of Care Hospice will verify your eligibility.
Please contact Touch of Care Hospice for payment arrangements.