Insurance Accepted at Comfort Care Hospice
At Comfort Care Hospice in Dallas, we know very well how taxing end of life situations can be for patients and family. If you’re in such a situation, then you have likely enough to worry about already and you don’t need the additional anxiety of wondering how to pay for end of life care. You want to be able to devote as much time and attention as you can to your family and loved ones.
Thankfully, Comfort Care Hospice is able to accept major insurance such as Medicare, Medicaid, and select other plans. Also, all hospice services – which include hospice care, palliative care, respite care, and end of life care – are offered at no out-of-pocket expense to the beneficiary. This way, you can devote your time and energy to spending important time with your beloved family or friends. Below, we’ll offer information regarding some of the benefits you can expect to receive from Medicare and Medicaid when working with Comfort Care Hospice. For more detailed information, you should speak with your insurance provider.
Depending on the situation of the patient needing end of life care, Comfort Care Hospice may provide services in the home or at an inpatient facility such as a hospital. Because situations vary from patient to patient, coverage may not be the same for everyone. However, based on patient need, you can expect Medicare coverage to extend to doctor services, nursing, expenses for medical equipment (this can include wheelchairs, walkers, in-home beds and IV’s, etc.), expenses for supplies such as bandages or catheters, medications, therapies, dietary counseling, and more.
It is also important to note that there are certain things Medicare will not cover. Because of certain assumptions that come with end of life care, the costs for treatments or medications intended to cure a patient’s condition or illness will not be covered. Emergency treatment or further inpatient treatment coverage will be determined based on their accordance with the plan of the hospice team and whether the treatment is related or not to the patient’s terminal condition.
Medicaid coverage functions similarly to Medicare coverage, so you can expect many of the same benefits. Among the services included in Medicaid coverage are nursing and physician services, social and counseling services, short-term inpatient care, expenses for medical equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, etc., and therapies (physical, occupational).
As with Medicare, coverage does not extend to treatments or medications which are offered with the intent to cure the patient’s terminal illness. However, Medicaid does allow patients to return to whatever Medicaid coverage they may have been receiving at the time they elected hospice care, thus allowing them coverage on curative measures.
Contact Comfort Care Hospice with Questions
If you want to know more about Medicare and Medicaid coverage, or you have another insurance provider and you need to make arrangements, give us a call at 888-330-8483. We at Comfort Care Hospice are always happy to help you.