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AdministratorJune 18, 2020 at 10:58 pm
Hi Tiffany, no that is not correct. Every since home health started it has been a Part A benefit. It used to be that if they did not have Part A they could not receive home health. That did change over 10 years ago and beneficiaries who did not qualify under the Part A benefit but has Part B only can opt to obtain home health benefits under Part B.
A home health client does not and has never had to have a prior hospitalization to be eligible for home health as long as I’ve been in the industry. The rules you are stating sound sort of like the requirement for skilled nursing facilities NOT home health.