Download this is the official government booklet for Medicare hospice benefits with important information about the following:

  • The hospice program and who’s eligible
  • Your Medicare hospice benefits
  • How to find a hospice program
  • Where you can get more help

Choosing hospice care is a difficult decision. The information in this booklet and the support given by a doctor and a trained hospice care team can help you choose the most appropriate health care options for someone who is terminally ill.

Whenever possible, include the person who may need hospice care in all health care decisions.

“Medicare Hospice Benefits” isn’t a legal document. Official Medicare Program legal guidance is contained in the relevant statutes, regulations, and rulings.

The information in this booklet was correct when it was printed. Changes may occur after printing. Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), or visit www.medicare.gov to get the most current information. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.

We are here to help. So, please feel free to contact us with any questions.