No one knows what it’s like to fight the good fight better than our nation’s veterans. But, with some fights, even veterans need a little help.
Fortunately, the medical professionals at Capital Caring Health are on your side. For patients battling severe and terminal illnesses, our Veterans Health and Support Services in Maryland provides a comprehensive, custom-built treatment program designed to improve the quality of your life and possibly even extend it.
Studies show that patients in hospice care live longer and more satisfying lives than those without specialized care. For at-home hospice patients, studies also show a notable reduction in ER visits and inpatient hospitalizations.
Whether in a modern healthcare facility or the comfort of your own home, Capital Caring Health’s hospice services offer patients specialized teams of interdisciplinary medical experts, 24/7 support, the most up-to-date medication and equipment, and counseling for both patients and caregivers.
Learn more below about the hospice care we offer so you can see if our services are right for your loved one.
How Do You Pay for Veterans Hospice Care in Maryland?
One of the most significant concerns on everyone’s mind when it comes to getting medical care is whether it will be affordable. Below, you’ll find a simple overview of how you or someone you love can receive our hospice care without worrying about the bill. At Capital Caring Health, we believe that the people who need our services should always have access to them.
Most Insurance Plans Covers Hospice
While the number of health insurance plans available today is too vast and varied to provide a definitive answer on the issue, it is worth noting that a vast majority of plans include coverage for hospice care. If you’re unsure whether your insurance plan will pay for hospice, reach out to an insurance representative or a member of the Capital Caring Health staff.
Hospice Is Available through Medicare A
For patients who have health insurance through the national Medicare program, we have good news. Medicare is divided into four parts: Part A covers hospitals and private nursing facilities, Part B covers physician visits and outpatient services, Part C covers Medicare Advantage Plans, and Part D covers prescription drug plans. Although hospice doesn’t always require hospitalization, it is nevertheless covered under Medicare Part A.
State Medicaid Usually Includes Hospice
While Medicare exists to provide coverage for patients age 65 or older, Medicaid exists to provide coverage for patients with low incomes who otherwise cannot afford health insurance. The exact list of services that Medicaid does or does not cover varies from state to state, but most state Medicaid plans do include hospice coverage, including Maryland. Additionally, Medicaid coverage can be combined with Medicare coverage, so any expenses that Medicaid doesn’t pay for are usually taken care of by Medicare.
No One Is Turned Away for Financial Reasons
Even with all the coverage options, the American healthcare landscape is imperfect. Some patients slip through the cracks, not qualifying for Medicare or Medicaid yet also unable to afford private insurance. To those individuals, Capital Caring Health promises this: we will use financial reasons to turn away anyone who needs our care. If you lack coverage, reach out to us. One of our specialists will be happy to sit down with you and review your options so you or your loved one can receive our hospice services.
Compassionate Veterans Health and Support Services in Maryland
Living with advanced and terminal illnesses is hard enough without worrying about the financial burden of medical bills. At Capital Caring Health, we believe in improving the quality of life for all of our patients. That means more than simply relieving pain, treating symptoms, and maximizing physical comfort; it also means making our services available to those who need them.
If you or someone you love requires veterans’ hospice care in Maryland, call Capital Caring Health today at 800-869-2136 or contact us using our online form.