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When Do I Need Hospice?

Hospice care can begin when curative treatment is no longer expected to be effective. All hospice programs in Maryland have admission guidelines. Ask your hospice to share these with you.

Generally most hospices expect that:

What Services Does Hospice Provide?

Hospice provides a comprehensive support system using an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals. All team members work closely with the patient's personal physician, who continues to direct the medical care.The Hospice team members include the following:

Does Insurance Cover Hospice Care?

Medicare covers hospice care. More detail about the Medicare Hospice benefit is available from the Network or your local hospice program.

Many private insurance companies are now including hospice care as a benefit. It is important for you to call your claims agent for specifics about your policy.

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