Understanding what home health is and how it can benefit you or a loved one is important. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about home health:
“Home health” refers to medical services provided at the patient’s residence. The residence can be a private home or assisted living facility. The home health services typically include skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical social work and in-home aide. Home health may also include medical equipment and supplies.
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Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurance plans have a home health benefit. A brief summary is listed under Paying for Home Health. Additionally, our expert financial staff can help you understand your coverage provisions and will contact your insurance company to determine your specific benefits.
Individuals of all ages and with a variety of health care needs can receive home health services. As the name implies, home health is for people who require assistance from a health care professional at home. Medicare, Medicaid and insurance companies require medical orders from a physician before care can be initiated.
If you feel that you or a loved one may benefit from home health, we are only a phone call away. A member of our experienced staff can work with you and your physician to determine if home health is right for you.
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Yes. All staff members are fully insured. In addition, all are fully bonded against theft.
You do, in consultation with your physician. According to Medicare, "a patient is free to choose any qualified agency offering him/her services."
The final Home Health rule for 2012 modified the language as follows:
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