Medicare Paying For Your Hospice Care

The Medicare Hospice Care Beneficiary Identifier

Did you meet the criteria for the Medicare Hospice Care?

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The Mеdісаrе Hospice Cаrе Beneficiary Idеntіfіеr: Thе Centers for Mеdісаrе аnd Medicaid Sеrvісеѕ (CMS) rесеntlу рrоvіdеd rеvіѕеd identity cards tо Medicare patients with a ѕресіаl Mеdісаrе Bеnеfісіаrу Identifier (MBI), аn 11-сhаrасtеr mіx оf lеttеrѕ and numbеrѕ.

Hospice services use this amount anytime a patient is accepted to service.


The Medicare Beneficiary Identifier, identified as the Medicare number of the applicant, is seen on the Medicare Insurance Card page.

Federal officials expect that the MBI number would reduce abuse and identity theft by eliminating connections between Medicare beneficiaries’ registration and their personal details.

All recipients were supposed to get their new Medicare card by April 2019.

Unlеѕѕ уоu hаvе аlrеаdу obtained the nеw раѕѕроrt, CMS advises thаt you dеstroy thе оld саrd and uѕe the nеw оnе.


Some information for your Medicare Card and MBI number:

  • Have your current card ready for any health care provider or insurance. Be it a regular doctor’s appointment or a hospice admission trip.
  • Handle and secure the new card like a credit card or driver’s license/state I.D.
  • Share the latest MBI only with insurance companies, trusted relatives, and doctors offices

See the CMS tab that describes the change from HICN to MBI for more detail on the MBIs or current Medicare cards. To read more about the value of the Medicare Hospice, check out our guide.

(Downloadable Guide Coming Soon)

The Medicare Advantage:

Medicare Hospice provides end-of-life treatment relevant to the illness of a patient in whichever location the patient considers home. This can be their family home, assisted living, or a nursing home or wherever hospice exists; Medicare Portion A protects all terminal-related programs up to a hundred percent.

When the patient needs a higher level of care, such as 24/7 supportive care or inpatient hospice care, Medicare Part A covers this, often with no extra cost to the individual or family.

Advantages of Medicare Hospice Care:

The following benefits are provided by Medicare Hospice:

  • A group of interdisciplinary hospice practitioners
  • Health care equipment at home
  • Drugs
  • Respite care
  • Long-term care
  • Emergency treatment
  • Standard Home Care
  • Grief Counselling




Family Testimonials


The professional and caring services that your organization provided for our loved one at the will never be forgotten. The book that you provided helped the family understand the full process of transitioning, it was very comforting. Each day you kept him clean and made the end of his life a comforting experience. We can’t thank you enough.


Everything we felt our brother needed, from the custom requests for breakfast, to a different bed, Nevada Hospice Care responded immediately without question. As they monitored my brother on a daily basis, they recommended changes to us so that we could make the decisions for our brother.


Not only did they take excellent care of my mom , they were also there for me. Very professional caring people. I really don’t know what I would of done without them. They are the best.


To all members of Nevada Hospice who assisted my mom. Thank you all for your compassion and kindness to my mom and myself during the last hours of her life. I will always remember your kind words to me. You are a wonderful group of people.

Rosemary Testimonial