If your loved one faces health concerns and can longer be independent, they may benefit from receiving in-home care services. However, in-home care and other health services can be expensive, and some people typically seek help from Medicare to cover the costs. Medicare.gov provides information below on what home health services they cover and how you can qualify:
A home health agency can arrange the services per doctor’s orders, however, they must be Medicare-certified.
Your loved one with Part A and/or Part B is covered by Medicare’s home health benefit if they meet all of these conditions:
Before you proceed with your home health care, the home health agency should confirm how much Medicare will pay. Specifically, the agency should inform you of any items or services they offer you that aren’t covered by Medicare, and the expected costs. This should both be spoken and in writing. The home health agency should also give you an Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) before proceeding with services and supplies that Medicare doesn’t cover.
To find out how much your loved one’s test, item, or service will cost, ask their doctor or health care provider. The amount you owe can depend on:
Make sure to ask questions, so you understand why your doctor or health care provider is recommending particular services, and if, or how much, Medicare will cover the costs.
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