Hospice care was added to Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) in 1983. It is the only addition to Part A since Medicare was enacted in 1965. It is available to beneficiaries who have a terminal illness with six months or less to live. Beneficiaries who elect hospice care receive all their care for the terminal condition through the hospice, and are only responsible for 5 percent coinsurance on any drugs or respite care used.
What Does Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) Cover?
What Does Medicare Cover for Beneficiaries With Alzheimer???s Disease and Related Dementia Conditions?
Do Participants Need Both Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) and Medicare Medical Insurance (Part B)?
Does Medicare Cover Long-Term Care, Skilled Nursing Facility Care and Nursing Home Care?
What Types of Services Are Covered Under Medicare?
What Services Are Not Covered by Medicare?