Hospice services can be provided anywhere a patient considers home (personal residence, group home, independent living, assisted living, nursing home).
Hospice care is paid for through the Medicare Part A benefit. If a patient does not have Medicare Part A, the Hospice can contract with the patient’s commercial or private insurance if it allows.
Hospice is an unlimited benefit, and as long as the patient remains appropriate for the services provided the patient can remain on service.
Your Primary Care Physician has the option to follow as the Attending Physician while you receive Hospice Care. If they choose not to continue to follow you, the Hospice Medical Director will assume the role of Attending Physician.