As a non-profit agency, Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support and bereavement services to patients and families throughout Northern Ohio, regardless of ability to pay.
Hospice care is a covered benefit for all Medicare beneficiaries. Coverage includes the services of the hospice team, medical supplies and prescriptions for pain management and comfort care relating to the patient’s terminal illness. Standard Medicare benefits also continue for medical treatments unrelated to the terminal illness.
Here are some general parameters for Medicare hospice billing:
For more information, please visit the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Hospice of the Western Reserve’s Professional Relations team collaborates with hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living and other residential care settings to establish billing agreements. To arrange a contract or for more information, contact our Professional Relations team at 800.707.8922.
Most insurance policies provide coverage for hospice care, using Medicare’s guidelines. Patients should refer to their policy for coverage and eligibility or call 800.707.8922 for additional information.