Paying for Care

Paying for Care

Hospice of Warren County accepts Medicare and Medicaid coverage as payment in full for Hospice services; most private insurers as well as the Veterans’ Administration also cover our services. We do not refuse care to someone based on his or her lack of insurance or inability to pay. The scope of hospice services is defined by the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

If you or someone you know needs Hospice care, please contact our office at 814-723-2455 or email us at hospiceofwarren@howc.org

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The Medicare and Medicaid Hospice Benefit

The Medicare Hospice Benefit is covered under Medicare Part A (hospital insurance). The Medicaid Hospice Benefit covers hospice care in full. Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries who choose hospice care receive a full scope of non-curative medical and support services for their terminal illness. Hospice care also supports the family and loved ones of the patient through a variety of services, enhancing the value of the Medicare and Medicaid Hospice Benefit.

The Medicare and Medicaid Hospice Benefit provides for:

  • Physician services
  • Nursing care
  • Medical supplies
  • Drugs for symptom management and pain relief
  • Short-term inpatient and respite care
  • Homemaker and home health aide services
  • Counseling
  • Social work services
  • Spiritual care
  • Specially trained volunteers
  • Bereavement services

What is not covered by Medicare

Hospice of Warren County accepts Medicare and Medicaid coverage as payment in full for Hospice services. Most private insurers also cover our services. We do not refuse care to someone based on his or her lack of insurance or inability to pay. The scope of Hospice services is defined by the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

Payment for care at the hospice residence is not covered by Medicare or health insurances.   If interested in this option for care, a Hospice of Warren County representative can speak with you about options for payment of the room-and-board fee.

VA Coverage

Important Link: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran’s Affairs

The Veterans’ Administration works closely with Hospice of Warren County to coordinate optimal hospice and palliative care for veterans. The VA Hospice Benefit mimics the Medicare Hospice Benefit. Veterans who have both VA and Medicare or Medicaid benefits may choose which Hospice Benefit they would like to utilize—Medicare, Medicaid, or VA. Either way, Hospice care is covered in full.

Veterans who choose Hospice care receive a full scope of non-curative medical and support services for their terminal illness. Hospice care also supports the family and loved ones of the veteran through a variety of services, enhancing the value of the VA Hospice Benefit.

The VA Hospice Benefit, like the Medicare and Medicaid Hospice Benefit, provides for:

  • Physician services
  • Nursing care
  • Medical supplies
  • Drugs for symptom management and pain relief
  • Short-term inpatient and respite care
  • Homemaker and hospice aide services
  • Counseling
  • Social work services
  • Spiritual care
  • Specially trained volunteers
  • Bereavement services