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YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

For Well-Informed Healthcare Decisions

DOES A PATIENT QUALIFY FOR HOME HEALTH SERVICES?

  • Is willing and able to participate in their care

  • Has the need for skilled care services including skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy

  • Is homebound. The patient demonstrates a strenuous effort to leave home unassisted and leaving home unassisted is unsafe for the patient. The patient may leave their home periodically for short durations of time and/or to receive medical care and is still be eligible receive home health services. (Medicaid patients do not need to be homebound to receive services)

  • Remains under the direct care of a physician who has authorized home health services

  • Has seen the physician or non-physician practitioner (NPP) in the last 90 days or will see them in the next 30 days

  • Has a new or exacerbated disease process

HELPFUL HINTS FOR IDENTIFYING "AT RISK" PATIENTS WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM HOME CARE SERVICES

Does your patient:

  • Understand his/her diagnosis?

  • Understand what his/her disease(s) process is and how to manage it?

  • Make frequent visits or phone calls to the doctor’s office?

  • Have a new or an exacerbating diagnosis?

  • Live alone or with/without a close by relative?

  • Have new or recent medication changes?

  • Have multiple medications to manage?

  • Required emergency care recently?

  • Have a recent or have had multiple hospitalizations?

  • Have shortness of breath, even while sitting?

  • Have an unusual weight change lately; gain or loss? 

Home health is helpful to patients who have:

  • A need for IV Therapy

  • Wound or ostomy care

  • Catheter care

  • Cardiac & Pulmonary monitoring needs

  • A need for teaching of a diagnosis and medication management

  • A need for pain management

  • A need for rehabilitative services such as physical, occupation and/or speech therapy

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