Frequently Asked Questions
If your physician has recommended the services of NHRMC Home Care, you might have questions about the services and where to get started. Below is a list of frequently asked questions that might help you navigate this important decision.
Who pays for home care services?
Once qualified, Medicaid and Medicare often cover home care services at no cost to patients or families. Additionally, HMOs, PPOs, private funds, sliding scale fees and private insurance may often cover home care services.
What services are covered?
We work closely with your physician and insurance provider to determine eligibility for covered services. Part-time or intermittent skilled nursing care and home health aide services, as well as physical, speech and occupational therapy are generally covered for as long as medically necessary and reasonable.
Insurers will also often cover medical social services to assess the social and emotional factors that may be related to your illness. They also cover the recommended counseling and can help find additional community resources.
The cost of medical supplies, such as wound dressings, is generally covered. Medicare will pay 80 percent of the approved amount for medical equipment such as wheelchairs and medical walkers.
How long will services last?
Medicare pays for covered home health services for as long as they are considered medically reasonable and necessary.
Skilled nursing care that is needed or provided on fewer than seven days each week or less than eight hours each day over a period of 21 days (or less) is covered by Medicare.
Will the agency be in regular contact with my doctor?
Yes. We will work closely with your physician.