Medicare Home Health Care Benefits: Official Guidelines

In many cases, Medicare covers home healthcare! If you are homebound and meet the Medicare guidelines, you can receive in-home therapy, home health aide and visiting nurse services under your insurance plan. An informative, Official Handbook is available to help you understand the guidelines and find the right home health care agency. In this blog post we will introduce you to the Medicare Home Healthcare guidelines and link to important sections of the 32-page Official Medicare and Home Health Care Booklet.   Eligibility for Medicare Home Health Care Any person receiving Medicare benefits can also receive in-home medical care under these general […]

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Coverage for Medicare In-Home Therapy Services

If you have coverage under Medicare, in-home therapy services are available! Medically-necessary therapy services are partially paid for by Medicare Part B Insurance and Original Medicare. If you’re homebound, they will pay for an approved Medicare in-home therapist to provide therapy to you at home.  In-home physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech / language pathology are all partially covered under Medicare. However, there are limits on services called “therapy caps”. In 2014, the Therapy Caps are: $1,920 for physical therapy (PT) and speech-language pathology (SLP) services combined $1,920 for occupational therapy (OT) services If your therapist documents your need for medically-necessary services, […]

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Who Pays for Home Health Care?

How to pay for health care at home is one of the first questions that people usually ask. They are happy to hear that they do have options! In-home medical care is often the best choice because of its reasonable cost compared to institutional care, and the comfort it provides to the patient. Time and again, the benefits of home healthcare speak to the speed and convenience of getting better at home. If home-care is medically necessary and you meet coverage requirements, your options for paying for home healthcare can include: Medicare Home Healthcare: Traditional Medicare will cover up to 100% […]

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