Who Pays For Hospice ?

Agrace services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances.

With Medicare and Medicaid, there are minimal out-of-pocket expenses, even for medications, equipment and other high-cost items that are often needed in the last months of life.

Your family’s burden is not only reduced by the financial relief that the Medicare/Medicaid hospice benefit offers, but also by the caregiving and support that Agrace HospiceCare staff and volunteers provide. In most cases, there are virtually no bills, no claims and no financial surprises. No other Medicare program offers this level of comprehensive financial support. And for Medicaid hospice services, there are no out-of-pocket expenses. For care unrelated to a patient’s primary diagnosis, Medicare and Medicaid will continue to provide their normal benefits.

The Medicare/Medicaid hospice benefit covers:

  • Skilled nursing services
  • Volunteer services
  • Physician visits
  • Skilled therapies
  • Home health aide visits
  • Personal care
  • Social work services
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Grief support for the family
  • Medications for pain and other symptoms
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Inpatient care for symptom management
  • Inpatient respite care to relieve caregiving responsibilities of the family

Agrace is also covered by most commercial insurers including HMO plans. Call Agrace today to learn more about how we can reduce your financial burden so you can focus on your family.

Know your options. It’s never too soon to get information, and anyone can refer patients to Agrace—you, a family member, a friend, even patients themselves. Simply call our Admission Center to ask questions, set up an appointment or take a tour. You can also inquire about our services through our online contact form.