FAQs

PhilosophyWho pays for hospice services?

Abode Healthcare accepts Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and other forms of reimbursement for its services

Medicare/Medicaid:
Medicare and most state Medicaid programs offer coverage of Abobe Healthcare services. Since Abode Healthcare accepts Medicare and Medicaid as 100% coverage there are no out-of-pocket expenses to patients or their loved ones.

For unrelated issues to patient’s primary diagnosis, Medicare and Medicaid will to provide their normal benefits.

Private Insurance:
Since each insurance company has its own policies, Abode Healthcare can contact the patient’s insurer to ask about the coverage provided for hospice care.

What is covered under the Medicare/Medicaid hospice benefit?

Abode Healthcare will provide each patient with Durable Medical Equipment (DME) prescribed by the hospice Medical Director. Using our hospice medication formulary, we will also cover all medications related to the patient’s hospice diagnosis for the purpose of pain and symptom management. Please contact our office directly for information about specific DME and/or medications.

  • You may make a referral by contacting our Admission Department and speaking with our Admission Coordinator.
  • All persons with a life limiting illness and the desire for palliative care versus curative care are hospice appropriate.
  • Anyone with traditional Medicare benefits and has Medicare Part A has a hospice benefit through an HMO

What medications are covered under the Medicare/Medicaid hospice benefit?

Using our hospice medication formulary, we cover all medications related to the patient’s hospice diagnosis for the purpose of pain and symptom management. Please contact our office for information about specific medications.