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Who Pays for Home Health

Home Health services are covered under Medicare and Medicaid, at no cost to the patient or family. Services are also covered by HMOs, PPOs, private payment, sliding scale fees, and private insurance plans. We will be happy to verify insurance coverage for you.

Medicare and Medicaid guidelines require...

  • A physician's order and a skilled nursing need in addition to homebound status
  • A skilled need that requires the attention of a professional such as a nurse or a physical, occupational or speech therapist
  • Homebound does not mean "housebound" but the patient must require assistance to leave the home

The admitting nurse or therapist will evaluate the patient to ensure that they meet these criteria.

We place a strong emphasis on teaching patients, families and caregivers in order to assist patients in achieving their maximum level of health and independence.