Updated: Jul 20, 2020
Were you aware of some of these benefits of Hospice?
Medicare created hospice benefit in 1982, yet only 48% of qualified families take advantage of hospice.
You choose to "elect" the hospice benefit, and you can stop it at anytime.
Patients pay nothing; Medicare pays 100% of care; visits, medications, medical equipment and supplies related to the illness being treated during hospice.
Hospice is a six-month benefit, though services can continue if patients remain eligible.
Studies show patients enrolled in hospice services live longer with better symptom control and pain management versus non-hospice patients.
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