The home health care services that Medicare will cover are:
??? Skilled nursing care.
??? Rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology. For 2012, there is a $1,880 annual limit for physical therapy and speech-language pathology combined. There is a separate annual limit of $1,880 for occupational therapy.
??? Medical social services.
??? Medical supplies.
??? Medical equipment ordered by doctors (80 percent of the approved cost).
??? Medicare only pays for part-time home health aide and skilled nursing services; specifically, only services given fewer than seven days per week or less than eight hours per day, for periods of 21 days or less.
What Outpatient Services Are Covered by Medicare?
What Services Are Not Covered by Medicare?
Does Medicare Cover Long-Term Care, Skilled Nursing Facility Care and Nursing Home Care?
What Does Medicare Cover for Beneficiaries With Alzheimer???s Disease and Related Dementia Conditions?
Do Participants Need Both Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) and Medicare Medical Insurance (Part B)?