Southeast Texas Hospice Care and Insurance Coverage

Today, we have prepared a guide to Southeast Texas Hospice Care and Insurance Coverage.

As Southeast Texans continue to choose Hospice care in increasing numbers, they understandably want to know if Hospice is covered by their insurance coverage.

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Southeast Texas’ Harbor Hospice has prepared some information on how and when insurance covers Hospice:

Hospice is paid for through the Medicare Hospice Benefit, Medicaid Hospice Benefit, and most private insurances.

If a person does not have coverage through Medicare, Medicaid or a private insurance plan, Southeast Texas hospice agencies like Harbor Hospice will work with the patient and their family to ensure needed services are provided.

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Initiated in 1983, the Medicare Hospice Benefit is covered under Medicare Part A (hospital insurance). Medicare beneficiaries who choose hospice care receive a full scope of non-curative medical and support services for their enhancing the value of the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

Southeast Texas seniors are eligible for the Medicare Hospice Benefit if they meet all of the following conditions:

  1. You are eligible for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance), and
  2. Your doctor and the Hospice medical director certify that you are terminally ill and probably have six months or less to live, and
  3. You sign a waiver choosing Hospice care instead of routine Medicare covered benefits for your terminal illness, and you receive care from a Medicare approved Hospice company.
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Questions about hospice care? Call Harbor Hospice for a consultation.

Please Note: Medicare will still pay for covered benefits for any health problems that are not related to your terminal diagnosis.

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  • Doctor Services
  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Social Worker Services
  • Dietary Counseling
  • Speech Therapy
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Short term care in the hospital, including respite and inpatient for pain and symptoms management
  • Medical Equipment (for example walkers, wheelchairs)
  • Medical Supplies (for example bandages, catheters)
  • Grief support for you and your family
  • Drugs for symptom control and pain relief
  • Certified Nurse Aid Services
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy.

To learn more about Hospice care in The Golden Triangle and to see whether Hospice is the right answer for you or a loved one, please contact Harbor Hospice of Southeast Texas toll free: (855) 542-7267.

We hope this guide to Southeast Texas Hospice Care and Insurance Coverage has been beneficial.

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If you have more questions about hospice care in The Golden Triangle, reach out to your Southeast Texas senior care physician or schedule a consultation with Harbor Hospice in Beaumont (they can come to your home anywhere in The Golden Triangle).

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