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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:09 PM

43. Hospice organizations come to nursing homes.

Here is some information regarding Hospice funding:

http://www.hospicepatients.org/hospic48.html

From the page above:

"No Need to Ever Pay Privately for Hospice Services

Whether or not your loved one has Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance, you should never have to pay out of your own pocket for hospice covered services. If a hospice asks you to pay for private duty nursing out of your own pocket when there are uncontrolled symptoms, when you already have Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance, it is very likely committing health care fraud illegally! It is important that you report this to your regional U.S. Office of Inspector General and U.S. Attorney's office. Double-billing is a very real and despicable scam committed by rogue hospices taking advantage of the dying. Don't let this happen to you!

Charitable Provision of Hospice Services

If you do not have any coverage by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance, a nonprofit hospice can provide services to you FREE OF CHARGE as part of its charitable mission. The nonprofit status of the hospice often requires it to provide charitable services. Find a larger nonprofit hospice if you have no coverage; the nonprofit hospices are dedicated to the mission of serving those in need."

My mother is living in a nursing home at the present time (she is not on hospice). I have seen people with various hospice name tags coming and going on the elevators when I visit her.

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