Who pays for hospice care?

Lower Columbia Hospice is certified by both a Medicare and Medicaid, each providing benefits for Hospice care. This benefit includes hospice team services, medications, medical supplies, and durable medical equipment such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers and commodes. Most private medical insurance companies also cover hospice services. It is the policy of Lower Columbia Hospice to accept patients regardless of their ability to pay. In order to cover services which are not reimbursed through insurance plans, as well as for those patients who are either under or uninsured, Lower Columbia Hospice greatly relies on memorial gifts, donations, community support and the fundraising efforts of the Lower Columbia Hospice Advisory Board for funding.

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