Hospice House Payment Options
VNA Hospice House care is reimbursed by Medicare and Medicaid, most private insurance policies, preferred provider organizations (PPOs) and other types of health plans.
The Hospice-specific benefit under Medicare and Medicaid provides comprehensive coverage for services that relate to the patient’s life-limiting illness and are outlined in the patient’s plan of care.These include medications, nutritional supplements, medical supplies and equipment, and counseling services for patients and families, as well as the services of physicians, nurses, social workers, home health aides, therapists, bereavement specialists and chaplains.
At the VNA Hospice House, room and board costs are generally billed to the patient or family. Arrangements are made at the time of admission, and patients may request an assessment for sliding scale eligibility. An endowment fund, established with donations by area businesses, organizations and individuals, helps offset the costs.