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What is Home Health Care?
According to Medicare.gov, home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF).
Medicare pays in full for an aide if you require skilled care (skilled nursing or therapy services). Home health care is clinical medical care provided by a registered nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist or other skilled medical professionals, and is often prescribed as part of a care plan following a hospitalization. Home health care services include therapy and skilled nursing services.
The goal of home health care is to treat an illness or injury. Home health care helps you get better, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible. If you get your Medicare benefits through a Medicare health plan, check with your plan to find out how it gives your Medicare-covered home health benefits.
Find Texas Home Health Care Agencies:
Big Spring, Brownwood, Burleson, Coleman,
College Station, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Denton
El Paso, Fredericksburg, Houston, Longview
Lubbock, Lufkin, Midland, San Antonio. San Marcos
Sherman, Temple, The Woodlands
Tyler, Wichita Falls
If you have a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy or other health insurance coverage, tell your doctor or other health care provider so your bills get paid correctly. If your doctor or referring health care provider decides you need home health care, they should give you a list of agencies that serve your area. They must tell you whether their organization has a financial interest in any agency listed.
Medicare Covered Home Health Services
Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and/or Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers eligible home health services like these: Intermittent skilled nursing care. Physical therapy. Speech-language pathology services.
For Medicare, you can get 100% of the costs covered if your doctor deems skilled rehabilitation or nursing services necessary for the short term. Find Texas Home Health Agencies. Medicare doesn't cover home health aide services unless you're also getting skilled care such as nursing care or other physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech-language pathology services from the home health agency. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services.
Question: Are home health services covered by Medicaid?
Answer: If you have a long-lasting illness or disability, you might be able to get help with daily health care and living needs. This help can be at home or in an adult day health center, nursing facility, or assisted living facility. Long-term care services include:
Question: Can I receive other services?
Answer: If you need in-home
nursing or rehabilitative care, you may also need help with
activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and light
housekeeping; these services may also be provided through a home
health agency. Some offer long-term nursing and other services on a
more permanent basis, although these services may not be covered by
Medicare or most health insurance policies.
Question: Where can I find Texas home health?
Answer: Usually, you would get a referral to a local home health care agency from your hospital or doctor. You can also check online. If you’re looking for yourself, be sure that the agency is certified by the Department of Health or the appropriate agency or organization in your state. Your Department of Health may provide a list of certified home health agencies in your state.
Question: How do I know if I need home health?
Answer: Usually, your doctor will refer you to one if you need one—and you can’t get Medicare coverage for these services without a doctor’s referral. In general, however, a home health agency’s services may be needed if you or a loved one prefers to stay home—or has been discharged from the hospital—but still needs more care than the family is capable of providing.Not all home health agencies in Texas are the same, and depending on your state, conditions may vary in terms of the types of services the agency can provide and what is covered by insurance. However, if you start with a doctor or hospital referral, you are likely to be able to find an agency that can provide you with the services you need.
Not all home health agencies in Texas are the same, and depending on your state, conditions may vary in terms of the types of services the agency can provide and what is covered by insurance. However, if you start with a doctor or hospital referral, you are likely to be able to find an agency that can provide you with the services you need.
Oversight of Home
Health Agencies is Provided by the
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Most of the time, whether a home health agency is regulated by the state or by a separate agency, they are required to follow licensing rules for all staff—so someone without the proper medical training and certification could work as a companion, for example, but not administer medication or give injections.
Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSA)
Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF). This page will help you to learn and understand how Texas regulates home health agencies and what home health services are (and are not) covered by Medicare and Medicaid.
Home health care provides a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF).
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) licenses, certifies and surveys home and community support services agencies (HCSSAs) for compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
Through these regulatory activities, DADS protects Texas citizens receiving home health, hospice and personal assistance services.
Source: Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services DADS
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