Hospice Benefits

Which of the following is not provided as a mandated covered service of the Medicare Hospice Benefit:

a) bereavement program for surviving families
b) night-time custodial care
c) payment for all medications related to the terminal illness
d) skilled nursing visits

Answer: b.

Hospice agencies providing services under The Medicare Hospice Benefit must provide a wide range of services defined by Medicare. However, custodial care services is not one of the mandated covered services.

See Fast Fact #82 Medicare Hospice Benefit #1