Does Medicare pay for home healthcare?

Yes, Medicare pays for home healthcare services under certain conditions. These services are covered under Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance). To be eligible for home healthcare services, a beneficiary must be homebound and require skilled care. Examples of covered services include physical therapy, speech-language therapy, and skilled nursing care.

It's important to note that there are limits on the amount of home healthcare services Medicare will cover, and some services may require prior authorization or a co-payment. Medicare does not cover all at-home services, such as 24/7 care at home, delivered meals, or basic home needs such as laundry.

Last updated: January 31, 2023

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