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Medicare Coverage
Home health agency services are covered by Medicare when these criteria are met:

• The person to whom services are provided is an eligible Medicare beneficiary.

• The home health agency that is providing the services is Medicare certified.

• The patient is homebound.

• Services are received in the patient’s place of residence.

• Services are provided under a plan of care established and approved by a physician.

• Services are reasonable and necessary.

• The patient needs skilled nursing care on an intermittent basis or physical therapy
or speech therapy services or has continued need for occupational therapy.

For definitions of the above qualifications, please refer to the Medicare manual or call Lakes Regional Home Care and Hospice at 712-338-9998 at any time. We’d be happy to answer any questions.


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