What Does Medicare Cover?

When a Medicare-eligible patient receives services from a Medicare-approved hospice, Medicare pays almost the entire cost.

In general, coverage includes:

  • Physician services
  • Short-term inpatient and respite care
  • Homemaker services and home health aid
  • Physical and other therapies
  • Nursing care
  • Social work services
  • Medical appliances and supplies as appropriate
  • Drugs for symptom management and pain relief