What Home Health Care Is Covered By Medicare?

What Home Health Care Is Covered By Medicare?

Medicare will cover home health care only if the following have been determined:

You need skilled nursing, physical therapy, or speech therapy; and

You need skilled nursing, physical therapy, or speech therapy; and You need skilled nursing, physical therapy, or speech therapy to prevent a significant loss of functional capacity; and

You need skilled nursing, physical therapy, or speech therapy to prevent a significant loss of functional capacity; and You need skilled nursing, physical therapy, or speech therapy to maintain the same level of functioning; and

You need skilled nursing, physical therapy, or speech therapy to maintain the same level of functioning; and You need skilled nursing, physical therapy, or speech therapy to prevent deterioration or a significant loss of functional capacity; and

You need skilled nursing, physical therapy, or speech therapy to prevent deterioration or a significant loss of functional capacity; and You meet any of the following criteria:

You have a progressive condition such as a neurological disease, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, or a musculoskeletal problem, such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoporosis which are expected to get worse.

You have a condition and you or your doctor expects it to get worse, even with treatment.

You have a condition and you or your doctor expects it to get worse, even with treatment. You have a chronic condition which is not expected to get better.

You have a chronic condition which is not expected to get better. You have a chronic condition which is expected to improve, if you get treatment.

You have a chronic condition which is expected to improve, if you get treatment. You have a disability which is expected to get worse.

You have a disability which is expected to get worse. You have a disability which is expected to improve, if you get treatment.

You have a disability which is expected to improve, if you get treatment. You are in a medical facility and your doctor thinks home health care would be good for you.

You are in a medical facility and your doctor thinks home health care would be good for you. You are leaving a medical facility and your doctor thinks you need home health care to stay healthy.

You are leaving a medical facility and your doctor thinks you need home health care to stay healthy. You have a terminal condition.

You have a terminal condition. Your doctor orders the care.

Your doctor orders the care. You or your doctor have a signed plan of care.

You or your doctor have a signed plan of care. You or your doctor have a signed agreement with the home health agency.

You or your doctor have a signed agreement with the home health agency. Your home health care is provided by an agency your doctor has selected.

The home health care must be provided under the supervision of a nurse, physical therapist, or occupational therapist who has a doctorate degree. The nurse, physical therapist, or occupational therapist must also have certification in the area of care they provide.

You or your doctor must enroll in the Medicare program, and you must agree to be personally responsible for paying the total cost of services.

To give you an idea of how much your home health care may cost, Medicare will pay up to $75 a day for home health care.

Medicare will pay for home health care after you have been out of the hospital for a period of time, depending on the type of care you need.

Medicare will pay for home health care after a hospital stay of 3 days, if you had a major surgery or a heart attack, or if you need to have a blood clot removed or if you will be having an artificial heart or a kidney transplant.

Medicare will pay for home health care after a hospital stay of 10 days, if you are getting home health care for the first time.

Medicare will pay for home health care after a hospital stay of 20 days, if you need to have your cancer treated or if you need to have a device such as a feeding tube inserted.

Medicare will pay for home health care after a hospital stay of 20 days, if you are getting home health care for the first time. Medicare will pay for home health care after a hospital stay of 20 days, if you need to have your cancer treated or if you need to have a device such as a feeding tube inserted. Medicare will pay for home health care after a hospital stay of 60 days, if you need to have your cancer treated or if you need to have a device such as a feeding tube inserted.

Medicare will pay for home health care after a hospital stay of 60 days, if you need to have your cancer treated or if you need to have a device such as a feeding tube inserted. Medicare will pay for home health care after a hospital stay of 90 days, if you have a heart disease or a lung disease or you have had a stroke or a hip replacement.

Medicare will pay for home health care after a hospital stay of 90 days, if you have a heart disease or a lung disease or you have had a stroke or a hip replacement. Medicare will pay for home health care after a hospital stay of 180 days, if you have a brain injury or a spinal cord injury.

Medicare will pay for home health care after a hospital stay of 180 days, if you have a brain injury or a spinal cord injury. Medicare will pay for home health care after a hospital stay of 365 days, if you have a hip or knee replacement.

Medicare will pay for home health care after a hospital stay of 365 days, if you have a hip or knee replacement. Medicare will pay for home health care after a hospital stay of 365 days, if you have a hip or knee replacement.

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