Hospice -vs- Home Health Benefits
Our services are covered 100% by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans.
|Eligibility||Life expectancy of six months or less, elects palliative care.
Homebound Status Does Not Apply
|Patient MUST be homebound with a skilled need.|
|Skilled Nursing||Covered in full Medicare does not mandate maximum or minimum hours of service. Like home health, hours depend on patient need.||Covered in full Nursing must be intermittent or part-time. Maximum 35 hours a week of combined skilled nursing and home health aide hours.|
|HHA (dressing, toileting, feeding)||Covered in Full||Covered in full when accompanied by skilled need*.|
|Skilled Therapy||Covered in Full||Covered in Full|
|Physician Services||Covered in full Regular Part B co-insurance and deductible for non-hospice attending/consulting physician.||Covered under Part B Benefits: $100 deductible, 20% co-insurance for doctors who take assignment.|
|Covered in Full||Not Covered|
|Out-patient Drugs||Covered if related to pain and symptom management.||Not covered with rare exceptions|
|Medical Supplies||Covered in Full||Covered as approved in plan of care except for drugs and biologicals.|
|DME||Covered in Full||Covered: 20% co-insurance|
|Nutritionist||Covered in Full||Not Covered|
|Social Services||Covered in Full||Covered in Full|
|Bereavement Services||Covered in Full||Not Covered|
|Pastoral Care||Covered in Full||Not Covered|
|Respite Care||Covered in Full||Not Covered|
|Continuous Nursing||Covered for medical crisis.||Not Covered|
|Curative Treatment||Not covered for terminal condition. Covered for unrelated conditions.||Covered|
|Palliative Care||Covered in Full||Not Covered|
|Volunteer||Included in hospice plan of care
Volunteers can help with chores, attending and providing companion services.
|General In-Patient Care||Covered when medically necessary.||Covered when medically necessary.|
*For hours approved in plan of care.