To be eligible for Hospice Plus services, a patient must agree to receive comfort care rather than curative care. The patient's attending physician and Hospice Plus team of physicians and professionals must also conclude that the patient has a limited life expectancy and allow the illness to run its natural course. The staff conducts a patient evaluation to help determine if Hospice services are appropriate for all referred patients. Hospice Plus will thoroughly discuss the Hospice philosophy and its services with patients and their families. The Hospice will maintain contact with the patient’s physician for the supervision of their care.
Payer Source – Hospice Plus bills Medicare hospice benefits as a 100% coverage for its services with no patient co-payments for related services. The services include all professional visits and services, medications related to terminal illness, and equipment and supplies related to patient’s terminal illness.
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Medicare is a federally-funded health insurance program for people age 65 and older who have paid Social Security premiums for more than two years, or people of any age with end-stage renal disease.
There are two parts to the Medicare program: Hospital Insurance (Part A) and Medical Insurance (Part B). Hospital insurance helps pay for acute care in a hospital, home health care, hospice services, and Medicare-certified care in a skilled nursing facility.
We are available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have regarding Medicare and its coverage.
Medicaid is a federal program administered by the Texas Department of Human Service, based on financial need and the medical necessity for nursing home care. Although the benefits last indefinitely, the State reviews all Medicaid residents periodically to make sure they continue to qualify both financially and medically.