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Hospice Costs

  • Hospice care is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans. Family Hospice and Palliative Care patients receive care regardless of their ability to pay.
  • Researchers at Duke University found that hospice reduced Medicare costs by an average of $2,309 per hospice patient.
  • Additionally, the Duke study found that Medicare costs would be reduced for seven out of 10 hospice recipients if hospice was used for a longer period of time.