Medicare, Medi-Cal or your Private Insurance usually covers:
Medical Director Services- Our Medical Director is Board Certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine, and provides medical oversight for all patient care management.
Nursing Care- All of our nursing care is provided by Registered Nurses with advanced training to meet the unique needs of the hospice patient.
Hospice Aides- Our Hospice Aides are certified to provide individualized personal care.
Covering the Cost of Services
MedicareCoverage for Hospice is available through Medicare if these two conditions are met:
- The patient is eligible for Medicare Part A, and receives care from a Medicare-approved Hospice Program.
- The patient has been diagnosed and medically certified by the patient's doctor and the hospice medical director to be suffering from certain and specific life-threatening illnesses.
Your insurance often covers hospice care. The staff of First Call Hospice is trained to determine and explain your private insurance benefits. We will accept payment in full by negotiated rate from most private insurance programs.
Important Note: Patients enrolled in an HMO Medicare risk Insurance Plan have the right to remain with your HMO program and to select a Medicare Hospice Provider of your choice. Hospice patients are never billed directly for authorized care and services.
Hospice Support for Patients and Families
First Call Hospice can help the family with the cost of care by paying for medications. Hospice will also pay for all the durable medical equipment and supplies related to the terminal diagnosis.