How does the Patient Qualify?

When prescribed by a physician, home healthcare is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many other insurance companies.

Medicare patients will qualify to receive home health care services by meeting the following criteria:

  • The patient is currently under a physician’s care.
  • The patient’s home health services must be provided under a plan of care established and approved by a physician.
  • The patient must require Skilled Nursing Care on an intermittent basis, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology services or have continued need for Occupational Therapy.
  • The physician must certify that the patient is confined to the home such that “to leave home takes a considerable and taxing effort.”
  • The home health agency caring for the patient must be approved by Medicare (Medicare-certified).