Medicare and Continuing Care

Frequently Asked Questions

21. How can you find a hospice program in your area?

To find a hospice program, call 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227) or your State Hospice Organization in the blue pages of your telephone book. (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.) You may also call your Regional Home Health Intermediary (RHHI) for more information about Medicare hospice benefits. An RHHI is a private company that contracts with Medicare to pay bills and check on the quality of hospice and home health care. Medicare requires the hospice agency and hospice team you choose to provide care.

To get local telephone numbers for your RHHI or State Hospice Organization, call 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.