Medicare Guidelines                                                         

In order to qualify for home health services under Medicare, the patient must:
  • Be eligible for Medicare benefits
  • Be under the care of a physician who establishes and periodically reviews the plan of care
  • Require skilled nursing on an intermittent basis or physical therapy or speech (or occupational therapy) for on-going services
  • Require services reasonable and necessary for treatment of the illness or injury
  • Be homebound

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