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Thread: SNF billing and Hospice

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    Default SNF billing and Hospice

    We have a patient going on Hospice that is currently a SNF patient. My understanding from Hospice is that Medicare does not cover room and board. Anyone have any knowledge on this subject.

    Thanks,
    Lynne Johnson, CPC

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    I was always told that Hospice is the one that would pay.....

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    Hospice told us that they will not pay for the room, that the family would be responsible for it.

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    The hospice is not responsible for the room and board. Since the patient is going on hospice services that means that they have exhausted either Medicare Part A days at the facility and just like any other LTCF resident that finishes their Med A days, they either need to: have Medicaid or another insurance that pays these costs or the patient/family are responsible. The hospice is only responsible for those items such as equipment and medications that are related to their hospice diagnosis.

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