Dallas Home Health Care Blog

Medicare versus Private Pay? Who Pays for What?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Many of our patients want to know how Medicare fits into the skilled nursing services offered by September Services. 

Home health care, much like assisted living, is not covered by Medicare. There are some very specific exemptions to this rule, but generally speaking, the expense of home health care will need to be paid out-of-pocket, or by a long-term insurance policy.

Most licensed home health agencies will help you work with your insurance company. This could include everything from processing and sending nursing notes to invoices and careplans.

Every policy is a little different in regard to benefits and how they process payments.