How is hospice care paid for?
Hospice services are paid for through a combination of insurance reimbursements and private funding.
SOMC Hospice is certified as a Medicare hospice provider. For Medicare-eligible patients, the hospice benefit covers a much broader range of services than regular Medicare. This includes all outpatient drugs and supplies necessary to manage the life limiting illness, hospital-type equipment, and inpatient respite care designed to provide the family periodic rest from the demands of caregiving.
In addition to Medicare, other third-party payers now offer hospice benefits.
SOMC Hospice provides care based on need, regardless of a patient’s insurance or ability to pay. Community support through memorials and donations helps ensure the services will always be available.