Who pays for Hospice?

When it comes to hospice care, financial status should not play a determining role.  In fact, patients with limited life expectancy regularly do not have to pay for hospice care as it is covered by Medicare, Medicaid in most states, the Department of Veterans Affairs, managed care organizations, health maintenance organizations, and most private insurance…

What Is Hospice Care?

Hospice care embodies a philosophy of care focused primarily on treating and assisting patients nearing the end of life.  Rather than concentrating on curative care, hospice care helps to aide patients with treatment of pain as well as other difficult or uncomfortable symptoms which they may face.  Hospice care consists of a combination of medical…