Medicare Services

When an individual has Medicare or AHCCCS* and meets hospice eligibility requirements, most services of hospice staff are covered under the Medicare benefit. Some medical supplies and equipment for patients, as well as diagnosis-related prescriptions for pain and comfort management, may also be covered.

The Medicare hospice benefit provides for holistic, all-inclusive quality end-of-life care at no cost to terminally-ill Medicare beneficiaries.

*AHCCCS (pronounced like the word “access”) stands for Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. It offers health care programs to Arizona residents who meet specific requirements to obtain services.

Client’s words