What if the hospice agency says I don't qualify for Medicare-covered care?
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Last Update: March 04, 2011
If your hospice agency says you do not qualify for Medicare-covered care you should call another hospice agency. If you are terminally ill and your doctor certifies that you have fewer than six months to live, another agency may take you as a hospice patient. You can call 800-Medicare to find a list of hospice agencies in your area that take Medicare.
This information was provided by the Medicare Rights Center (MRC), the largest independent
source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare.
Founded in 1989, MRC is a nonprofit organization that helps older adults and people with
disabilities get good, affordable health care.
You can learn more about MRC at www.medicarerights.org