Is government-sponsored health care coverage for seniors and the disabled. Medicare offers different ways for people to choose their coverage so individuals can pick a plan that fits their needs best, based on cost, benefits, doctor choice, convenience and quality.
- Medicare Part A
Covers hospital stays, emergency care, skilled nursing facilities, hospice and home health care, if certain conditions are met.
- Medicare Part B
Covers doctor’s visits and some routine preventive care.
- Medicare Part C
Also known as a Medicare Advantage Plan, is managed by private insurance companies approved by Medicare and combines Part A and B coverage.
- Medicare Part D
Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs.
Intermittent Skilled Nursing and Therapy Services are available for Medicare clients who meet the guidelines for homebound status. Medicare benefits can often cover the cost of home health care services. If you have original Medicare, you may be able to receive services from Access NurseCare at no cost to you.
Original Medicare pays 100% for home health services when the following conditions are met:
- Client is Medicare eligible
- Client meets homebound status
- Care follows Plan of Care (485)
- Care is intermittent and part time
- Care is under doctor’s orders
- Documentation of all services is maintained
- Care is reasonable and necessary