WAG 20-25-00.

Hospice care services are provided to:

  • TANF and AABD clients,
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  • Medicare recipients residing in long term care facilities as required by Federal law.

Terminally ill clients with a life expectancy of 6 months or less can use hospice care. Hospice care can be provided in the client's home or in a long term care facility. The client must decline traditional treatment and any other care that duplicates hospice care.

NOTE: For spenddown clients, treat the cost of hospice care given in a nursing home as being incurred on the first day of the month. Treat the cost of hospice care in the home as being incurred on the day care is provided.

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HFS pays for the following hospice services:

  • nursing care;
  • physician services;
  • medical social services;
  • short-term inpatient care;
  • medical appliances, supplies and drugs;
  • home health aide services; and
  • occupational, physical, and speech-language therapy services to control symptoms; and
  • counseling services.