The Hospice Medicare Benefit pays 100% for:

  • Medications related to the life limiting illness
  • Durable Medical Equipment (hospital beds, walkers, commodes, oxygen equipment, etc.) related to the life limiting illness
  • Hospice Nurse - intermittent visits
  • 24 hour on-call nurse and accessibility of interdisciplinary team members
  • Hospice Aide for bathing
  • Homemaker for light housekeeping
  • Social worker - intermittent visits
  • Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapist Consultation
  • Hospice Chaplain
  • Dietitian for nutritional consultation
  • Volunteers for respite, companionship, etc.
  • Inpatient Respite - up to 5 days of inpatient care provided in an authorized HoriSun Hospice Inpatient facility
  • Bereavement Services
  • Continuous Care - provided in the patient's home on a 24 hour basis for the specific purpose of controlling acute medical symptoms.  The goal of the care is to provide support to the patient/family in order to maintain the patient at home.
  • Inpatient care for symptom control related to the life limiting illness.  Symptoms are not controlled and need a highly skilled approach to regain a level of comfort for the patient.  Inpatient care is provided in contracted facilities only.
  • The Hospice Medicare Benefit does not include a 24 hour caregiver.

Medicaid Reimbursement

HoriSun Hospice is a provider with Nebraska Medicaid.  The Nebraska Medicaid Hospice benefit mirrors the Medicare benefit and also provides 100% reimbursement to the agency.

Commercial Insurance

Most insurance carriers have a hospice benefit and many have full reimbursement for hospice.  HoriSun Hospice remains committed to meeting the needs of any hospice patient regardless of his/her ability to pay.

Patient admissions and patient services are provided by HoriSun Hospice without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, marital status, diagnosis, communicable disease, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or resuscitation status.