One of the most misunderstood aspects of hospice is the ability to see your own doctor while receiving hospice care, including what limitations exist and what it might cost. We shed some light on the specifics in this article.
To truly understand what makes hospice care unique, and why it’s often chosen when a patient nears the end of life, it’s important to define what ‘comfort’ means in the context of hospice services and how it improves quality of life for patients and their families.
There are a few important things to know about Medicare coverage for hospice care, as well as Medicaid, to help avoid any confusion or issues for the patient and/or family. Here are some of the main areas to become familiar with related to Medicare, Medicaid, and hospice care.
Regardless of your perspective or understanding of hospice, if you or a loved one has recently been – or are expecting to be – referred to hospice care, you’re probably wondering, “Now what?”