Medicare vs. Medicaid: Who Pays For Home Health Services?
Deciding on a home health care agency can be scary. Figuring out how to pay for their services is even scarier, especially when that patient is on public insurance.
So, you begin asking a few questions: “What programs are they eligible for? How long can they receive them? What limitations are there?”
The good news is, home health care is eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. Both plans push for your loved one to stay at home longer because it’s much more affordable than an assisted living or skilled nursing home, and the advantages it offers helps reduce the risk of hospital readmissions and further injury.
However, knowing which plan your loved is eligible for can be tricky.