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What is hospice care?

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Does Medicare cover hospice care?

Does Medicare cover hospice care?

Q: Does Medicare cover hospice care? A: Hospice programs­­ provide care and support people who are terminally ill. Their focus is on comfort, or "palliative" care, not on curing an illness, and Medicare covers most of the cost of this care.

Medicare Part A ‘hospital insurance’ – coverage of inpatient care

Medicare Part A ‘hospital insurance’ – coverage of inpatient care

Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) pays for a range of inpatient care in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and critical-access hospitals. Part A also covers some home healthcare and hospice services.

What is hospice care?

Terminally ill patients may receive medical and support services through Medicare Part A from an approved hospice. Benefits may include pain-relief drugs. Terminally ill people receive Hospice care under Medicare Part A.

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