There are times you may find yourself in need of home health care, whether it’s after a hospitalization or because your doctor recommends it. In either of these cases, the doctor who decides you need home health care will write an order for you.
It is important to know that you have the freedom to choose the home health care agency to provide care for you in your home. There are many health care providers to choose from and a list of providers should be given to you during the discharge planning process at the hospital. The list includes participating Medicare-certified home health agencies that serve your geographic area.
Whichever agency you choose, your doctor, the hospital discharge planner or other referring agency should honor your choice.
Even though you have a say in which agency you would like to use, it is also important to know your insurance coverage may dictate certain agencies that can provide care for you that will be covered within your in-network benefits.
If you would like to learn more, please give us a call at 239-643-9128.