• Stephenie

    June 18, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    When I call Medicare today about this question this is what they told me

    HH Medicare Eligibility

    Home Health care can be covered under either Medicare Part A or Part B.

    Under Part B, a patient is eligible for home health care if they are homebound and

    need skilled care. There is no prior hospital stay requirement for Part B coverage of

    home health care. There is also no deductible or coinsurance for Part B-covered home

    health care.

    While home health care is normally covered by Part B, Part A provides coverage in

    certain circumstances after a patient is in a hospital or SNF. Specifically, if a patient

    spends at least three consecutive days as a hospital inpatient or has a Medicare-covered

    SNF stay, Part A covers the first 100 days of home health care. The patient still must

    meet other home health care eligibility requirements, such as being homebound and

    needing skilled care. The patient also must receive home health services within 14 days

    of the hospital or SNF discharge to be covered under Part A. Any additional days past

    100 are covered by Part B. Regardless of whether the care is covered by Part A or Part B,

    Medicare pays the full cost.