Home Health Payment Options

  • Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans

    • Qualifications:

1.      The patient’s doctor must decide that the patient needs medical care in the home, and make a plan for their care at home; and

2.      Patient must need at least one of the following:  intermittent (not full-time) skilled nursing care, or physical therapy or speech language pathology services; and

3.      Patient must be homebound.  This means the patient is normally unable to leave home.  Being homebound generally means that leaving home requires a taxing effort.  When the patient leaves the home, it must be infrequent, for a short time, or to get medical care.  For the technical definition of “homebound,” see Section 30.1.1 of the following document: https://www.cms.gov/manuals/downloads/bp102c07.pdf.

  • TennCare

    • Qualifications:  generally follows Medicare guidelines

 

  • Commercial Insurance/Health Plans

    • Qualifications:  vary from policy to policy.  While we accept most commercial insurance, you should check with your plan administrator for benefits.  You may also call our Private Pay Division at 423-614-5657 for more coverage information.

 

  • Self Pay

    • Qualifications:  contact your local office for assistance

 

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