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International Home Health Care in Los Angeles, CA

 

Home health nurse and patients in Los Angeles

 

 

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Who Qualifies for Home Healthcare
in California?

Because International Home Healthcare maintains Medicare certification, Medicare pays 100% of allowable charges from International Home Healthcare. However, to qualify for our home health services, Medicare has certain rules. Most insurance companies use qualification rules similar to Medicare's. We summarize these rules below, but if you are unsure about whether you qualify, please simply call or email us.

Homebound

Patients receiving Medicare-reimbursed home health should meet the definition of homebound. This does not mean that a person cannot leave the home. Medicare's definition of homebound simply states that, during the episode of care, leaving the home would require a considerable and taxing effort. Because of this, trips from the home are infrequent and of short duration. People can be homebound temporarily while recovering from injury or illness.


Skilled Need

The skilled need requirement means that the plan of care must call for the services of a nurse or therapist. This is meant to rule out plans of care that only call for personal care assistance that could be accomplished by a home health aide. For instance, any plan of care that only calls for help with bathing and getting dressed would not meet the skilled need requirement. Plans of care that call for rehabilitation, wound care, medication teaching, observation and assessment, and other skilled activities that are outside the scope of a home health aide meet the skilled need requirement. This being said, as long as the skilled need requirement is met, International Home Healthcare can provide personal care assistance as well.

Physician Supervision

Home health plans of care must be signed by your doctor (MD, DO, or DPM). International Home Healthcare does not try to convince patients to switch doctors or use new doctors. We recognize, support, and encourage your relationship with your doctors. That's why International Home Healthcare is committed to collaborating with your doctors on a home health plan of care and following orders from the doctor you know and trust.

A home health patient must have seen his or her doctor within 90 days before or 30 days after the home health start of care. International Home Healthcare will work directly with your doctor and do all the work of getting the necessary paperwork. International Home Healthcare also works hard to keep your doctor in the loop with relevant information so he or she can effectively track your progress.

 

 

 

Medicare Pays 100% - Click Here

Because International Home Healthcare maintains Medicare-certification, our patients with Medicare have no out-of-pocket expenses. For qualified patients, traditional Medicare pays 100% of allowable charges from International Home Healthcare. Such patients have no co-pay, deductible to meet, or cost sharing of any kind.

 

Examples of Patients Who Might be Considered Homebound

  • People requiring the use of crutches, canes, wheelchairs, walkers, or human assistance to leave the home
  • Senile patients
  • Patients who have lost the use of an upper extremity and may be limited in the use of stair handrails
  • Patients with limited ability for ambulation due to pain and/or weakness
  • Patients with heart disease who must avoid stress
  • People for whom outings may be medically contraindicated as determined by the physician

 

Types of Care that Meet the Skilled Need Requirement

  • Wound Care
  • IV Therapy
  • Injections
  • Observation & Assessment
  • Chronic Disease Management    Diabetes • COPD • CHF • Hypertension
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Fall Injury Prevention
  • Medication Teaching and Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling and Diet Teaching

 

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