St. Croix Hospice is proud to have been working with Lang Nelson communities since the fall of 2009. Together our organizations collaborate to bring hope and healing to residents within their homes and community.
The Entitlement Benefit: Paying For Hospice Care
Are you aware that Hospice services are most often covered at no additional expense to the individual patient or family? Hospice is a benefit entitled to those who are eligible for Medicare, Medicaid and other private insurance and allows for additional care to the patient and support to the primary caregiver.
For Medicare beneficiaries, hospice services are covered under Medicare Part A. You are eligible for the Medicare hospice benefit when:
• Eligible for Medicare Part A.
• Doctor and hospice medical director certify that you are meet eligibility requirements based on terminal diagnosis and have decided to pursue a palliative, non-curative course of treatment.
• Sign a statement choosing hospice services instead of routine Medicare covered benefits for your terminal illness.
• Receive care from a Medicare approved hospice program.
The state Medicaid program determines your eligibility, which is limited to individuals who meet eligibility requirements based on income, assets and meet general hospice eligibility set forth by Medicare.
For Patients with Other Insurance Coverage
Various types of insurance plans cover many of the professional services offered by St. Croix Hospice. A St. Croix Hospice social worker is available to discuss insurance and assist the patient to receive the maximum available coverage for needed services. St. Croix Hospice will never discontinue services because of a proven inability to pay
St. Croix Hospice brings hospice care to the Twin Cities metro area, as well as Cambridge, St. Cloud, Rochester and Western Wisconsin. Services available through St. Croix Hospice include skilled nursing, music therapy, massage therapy, social work, spiritual care and bereavement care.
For more information about St. Croix Hospice, please visit http://www.stcroixhospice.com or call (651) 735-3656
Lang Nelson Associates is fortunate to partner with St. Croix Hospice as our residents transition through life changes. Kathy Anderson RN, Nurse Consultant is available at 952-697-4642, or at firstname.lastname@example.org as a resource for members and families within the Lang Nelson communities.