A: Hospice care is covered under Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance). You may be eligible for Medicare hospice benefits when you meet all of the following conditions:

  • You are eligible for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance), and
  • Your doctor and the hospice medical director certify you are terminally ill and probably have less than six months to live, and
  • You sign a statement choosing hospice care instead of routine Medicare covered benefits for your terminal illness, and
  • You receive care from a Medicare-approved hospice program.

Please note that Medicare often still will pay for covered benefits for any health problems that are not related to your terminal illness