My hubby has been on hospice for 9 months. I was informed last week that the hospice benefit will terminate on Dec. 4. I was also advised that I could appeal the decision but I'm not planning to do that, I actually agree with them that he isn't really actively dying at this point. But they also advised that there is a lifetime CAP on hospice benefit; however, neither the social worker nor the nurse knew the details. I've looked on the Medicare.gov site and various other websites and everything confirms what I've always I understood--that there are two 90-day periods followed by an UNLIMITED number of 60-day periods, as long as the patient is properly certified. The hospice social worker says if you "use up" the benefit, then you aren't able to get hospice coverage anymore. Anybody know the truth? Thanks!