Medicare Hospice Benefits

alt The Medicare Hospice Benefit is available when you meet ALL of the following conditions:

• You are eligible for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)

• Your doctor certifies that you are terminally ill and have 6 months or less to live if your illness runs its normal course.

• You sign a statement choosing Hospice care instead of other Medicare-covered benefits to treat your terminal illness*

• You get care from a Medicare-approved hospice program


*Medicare will still pay for covered benefits for any health problems that aren’t related to your terminal illness