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UNDERSTANDING HOSPICE

For many families this may be your first occasion to call upon hospice care.  

There are many facets to hospice care.  The following pages will explain and help prepare your family and loved ones during this challenging time.

WHO PAYS FOR HOSPICE

There are four types of funding sources:

1. Medicare Hospice Benefit: The Medicare Hospice Benefit Program is
funded by Medicare Part A. Most people over 65 qualify for this program.
We are reimbursed a set amount per day depending on the location of the
patient’s home and the level of care provided. We provide all services,
medications, DME and supplies related to palliation of the terminal illness.

2. Medicaid Hospice Benefit: Patients with very limited income and
resources may qualify for Medicaid. The terms for this program are
very similar to the Medicare program.

3. Private Insurance: Coverage for hospice services is often provided by
employers or individual health insurance policies. The reimbursement
polices and the specific services the agency is expected to provide varies
as determined by the policies of the individual insurer.

4. Non-Funded Patients: Patients without insurance coverage are accepted
to the program subject to the financial capabilities of the agency.
We receive no payment or reimbursement for our care. We rely on
community support, primarily individual contributions and memorials,
along with revenue from our fund raising activities to be able to continue
to care for non-funded patients. The Agency does not discontinue or
reduce care because of the patients inability to pay for that care.

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Longview Office: 4351 McCann Road, Longview, TX 75605 • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5608 Longview, TX 75608
Carthage Office: 437 W. Panola St., Carthage, TX 75633 • Marshall Office: 205 East Austin, Marshall TX 75670
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