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Who Pays for Hospice:


    Hospice professionals continually assess the need for equipment and supplies that will promote comfort for the patient and facilitate care for the family. Hospital beds, bedside commodes, air mattresses and wheelchairs are frequently ordered for Hospice patients and the equipment rental is paid for by the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

    The Medicare Hospice benefit will pay for any prescribed medications, including pain medications and anti-emetics, relating to the Hospice primary diagnosis. ONLY pharmacies that have a contractual relationship with Hospice may provide medications for patients under the Medicare Benefit.