CENTERS for MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES - Medicare Hospice Benefits

The official Medicare Hospice Benefits booklet provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services includes information about Medicare hospice benefits:

Choosing hospice care is a difficult decision. The information in this booklet and support from a doctor and trained hospice care team can help you choose the most appropriate health care options for someone who’s terminally ill. Whenever possible, include the person who may need hospice care in all health care decisions.

"Medicare Hospice Benefits" isn't a legal document. Official Medicare Program legal guidance is contained in the relevant statutes, regulations, and rulings.

The information in the booklet was correct when it was printed. Changes may occur after printing and posting on the Hospice of Salina web site. Visit Medicare.gov, or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to get the most current information. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.

Table of Contents Located on
Hospice care Page 4
Medicare hospice benefits Page 4
How hospice works Page 5
What Medicare covers Page 6
Respite care Page 7
What Medicare won't cover Page 7
What you pay for hospice care Page 8
Hospice care if you're in a Medicare Advantage Plan
(like A HMO or PPO) or other Medicare health plan
Page 8
Care for a condition other than your terminal illness Page 9
Information about Medicare Supplement Insurance Page 9
How long you can get hospice care Page 10
Stopping hospice care Page 10
Your Medicare rights Page 11
Changing your hospice provider Page 11
Finding a hospice program Page 11
For more information Page 12
Definitions Page 13
Area hospice organizations Page 14