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Medicare Home Health

Welcome to our Medicare home health section.  The purpose of this section is to provide home health agencies with clearer information on how to deliver physical and occupational therapists to Medicare patients in their homes. 

Conditions to Be Met for Coverage of Home Health Services

Conditions Patient Must Meet to Qualify for Coverage of Home Health Services

Patient Confined to the Home

Patient's Place of Residence

Plan of Care 

    • General Content in a Plan of Care
    • Plan of Care for Therapy Services
    • Review and Revision of the Plan of Care
    • Signature on the Plan of Care

Comprehensive Assessments

  • Initial Assessment Visit
  • Completion of the Comprehensive Assessment
  • Content of the Comprehensive Assessment
  • Therapy Reassessment
  • Update of the Comprehensive Assessment

Physician Certification Patient Eligibility for Medicare Home Health Services

Physician Recertification

Face-to-Face Encounter Requirement

Reasonable and Necessary Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

Conditions for Therapy Services

Physical Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy Services

Role of Assistants

Home Health Clinical Notes

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Using a Disposable Devices

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