Paying for Pediatric Palliative Care

Who pays for pediatric palliative care?

Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare

If you are covered by Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare, palliative care treatments and medications may be included. Be sure you know what copayments or fees, if any, you will be asked to pay, and ask about your responsibility for fees. Request a fee schedule before agreeing to receive services.

Private Insurance, HMO's, Managed Care Programs

Many private health insurance plans, HMO's, and managed care plans provide some coverage for palliative care as part of their hospice or chronic care benefits.

To find out if there are palliative care services under your plan, call the member services phone number on the back of your health insurance card.