What are the Costs?
Medicare, Medicaid or the patients insurance typically covers hospice services 100 percent. The hospice team, hospice related medications and any medical equipment are covered 100 percent. An approved hospice diagnosis must be identified by a hospice nurse and physician for hospice services to be initiated.
Medicare has benefit periods for our hospice patients and they consist of two 90-day benefit periods and an unlimited 60-day benefit period. The patient and family can transfer to another hospice once within a benefit period or choose to revoke hospice and seek curative measures at anytime.
Hospice care is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, HMO’s and most private insurance plans. All senior plan members may choose any hospice program they wish. Hospice de la Luz currently has patients from every major insurance group, senior Medicare group and most private insurances in the greater Albuquerque and Santa Fe area.