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What is Medicare-Question

Do Medicare Advantage plans cover hospice?

Answer to What is Medicare question
A Medicare Advantage plan cannot provide or cover hospice services to its members.

Medicare Advantage plan members who need hospice care receive services from a Medicare-certified hospice under Original Medicare (Part A). 

Upon enrollment and annually thereafter, Medicare Advantage plans must inform members of the availability of hospice care and Medicare-certified hospices in the plan’s service area.  

A Medicare Advantage plan will continue to cover services that are not related to the terminal illness. 


Last updated: 03-26-2013