The VA hospice benefit works the same as the Medicare hospice benefit. Hospice care is provided on a per day basis.  Hospice coverage includes:

  • Interdisciplinary Team (consisting of a Physician, Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Certified Nurse Assistant, Chaplain, Bereavement Counselor and Volunteer)
  • Pharmaceuticals related to the primary diagnosis
  • Medical supplies
  • Durable medical equipment (wheelchair, walker, electric bed, oxygen, etc.)