Hospice Care is covered by the Medicare Hospice Benefit and most private insurance companies.
About the Medicare Benefit
Since 1983, the Medicare Hospice Benefit has enabled millions to receive end of life care that provides comfort, compassion, and dignity.
Under the Medicare Hospice Benefit, beneficiaries elect to receive pain and symptom management for their hospice diagnosis by waiving the standard Medicare benefits for treatment of an illness. The beneficiary, however, may continue to receive the Medicare benefit for treatment for other conditions unrelated to the Hospice diagnosis.