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By Bob Moos
Southwest regional public affairs officer for CMS 

Medicare's hospice benefit helps people cope with final stages of terminal illnesses


February 3, 2017

Choosing hospice care isn’t about giving up. It’s about making every day count.

Terminally ill people who make the choice receive care for their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. They’re no longer seeking a cure, but they do want to live out their last weeks and months as comfortably as possible and with dignity.

Medicare’s hospice benefit has helped millions of Americans and their families cope with the final stages of terminal illnesses.

To qualify, you must be eligible for Medicare’s Part A hospital insurance, and your physician and your hospice medical director...

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