learning about the Pro and Con of of place wife into Hospice Care - what is or is not covered by medicare part A and part B .... what parts of statement A and B copied off internet sites are true ?
What hospice costs are not covered?
Generally, Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance
will not pay for:
• Treatment, including medications, equipment and supplies, for conditions unrelated to the life-limiting illness.
• Care from physicians or other health care providers that is not set up by hospice.
• Room and board if you live at home, in a nursing home, or in a hospice residential facility.
• Emergency room visits, inpatient facility care, and ambulance transportation
, unless arranged by your hospice medical team.
Medicare. If the terminally ill individual 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. Hospices listed in HospiceDirectory.org will indicate if they are Medicare certified.