Palliative care is covered by the Medicare Part B benefit and is also an optional benefit under Medicaid and many private insurance companies.

Delaware Palliative is a program provided by Delaware Hospice, a not-for-profit, community-based organization. Thanks to the generosity of community support, we are able to provide care to eligible patients regardless of ability to pay.

Services are available to patients regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran’s status, diagnosis, or ability to pay.

What is the cost of palliative care?

Services related to Palliative care are covered under Medicare Part B (medical insurance), individual health insurance policies, or managed care program. Palliative care may also be covered under a long-term care policy. Delaware Hospice (the palliative care provider) will charge Medicare for the Palliative Services rendered. Palliative Services are billed based on the Medicare allowable amount for the calendar year.

Potential Patient Liability – Medical Insurance

Deductibles, co-insurance, and co-pays are common in the healthcare industry. The amount of these liabilities depends on each individual insurance plan.

Financial Assistance Program

As a not-for-profit agency, Delaware Hospice receives community donations and grants. These contributions allow us to provide financial assistance to patients who meet certain criteria. Financial assistance can be used to help those patients who are underinsured, have high-deductible plans, or have no insurance coverage. Patients who would like to utilize our financial assistance program must complete our Financial Assistance Application and receive approval from our financial department. Patients may qualify for full or partial coverage based on their financial situation. If you have specific questions regarding our program, please contact our Billing Department at 800.838.9800.

Payment Plans

We understand the importance of managing finances effectively while receiving quality services. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans tailored to suit your needs. With minimal monthly payments starting as low as $10, you can make progress toward settling your account at a pace that suits you. For more information and to discuss payment plan options, please contact our Billing Department at 800.838.9800.