To be eligible for Agape Hospice Care services, a patient must agree to receive comfort care rather than curative care. The patient's attending physician and Agape Hospice Care team of physicians and professionals must also conclude that the patient has a limited life expectancy and allow the illness to run its natural course. The staff conducts a patient evaluation to help determine if Hospice services are appropriate for all referred patients. Agape Hospice Care will thoroughly discuss the Hospice philosophy and its services with patients and their families. The Hospice will maintain contact with the patient’s physician for the supervision of their care.
Medicare Part A covers most hospice services for eligible beneficiaries. (The hospice provider must be Medicare-certified.) For detailed information, download a brochure(PDF 78.8 KB) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about hospice coverage.
In most states, hospice care is covered by Medicaid. (The hospice provider must be Medicare-certified.) Benefits may vary by state.
Many insurance plans issued by employers and the military, as well as many managed care plans, cover hospice. Benefits may vary by plan.
We also offer the private pay option for those who do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid and who do not have a private insurance plan covering hospice services, but we strongly recommend every patient seek out other payment options first.
Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance companies cover hospice-related services 100%. Financial assistance may be available to patients who do not have the ability to pay for care.
What You Should Know About the Cost of Hospice Care:
- Agape Hospice Care is Medicare-certified.
- Agape provides hospice services, regardless of ability to pay.
We work to help patients obtain coverage for hospice or palliative care when needed.
- Agape Hospice Care does not charge copays for prescription drugs or inpatient respite care services related to hospice or palliative care.
- Agape Hospice Care does the paperwork for you.
We make it simple. We bills insurers directly, eliminating the need for patients to file claims or other paperwork for care related to the terminal illness.