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How to qualify and pay for home health care

When working with your physician in choosing home health care as an option, our Mass General Brigham Home Care team can help you understand what to look for when making your decision.

How do you know if home health care is needed?  

Start by talking to your doctor, or, if you or someone you love is in the hospital, ask your hospital case worker. They can help you determine if home health care is the right choice for you/the patient and your family.

Choosing home health care services is a major decision. It requires having the right information and understanding your options. Your doctor or hospital case manager can help. Your doctor will need to order certified home health care services for you. The doctor can discuss your individual care needs to see if your treatment or therapy is well suited for care at home. In addition, the case worker can help you navigate insurance questions and make sure you qualify for the level of care you choose.

Take the first step

Whether your doctor recommends home health care to help you recover from an illness, injury or surgery, or you or a family member realizes there’s a need for professional care and support for your recuperation, our Home Care team is here to help by answering any questions and setting you on the right path. 

What does home health care cost? 

Medicare and many private insurance companies will cover home health care costs with a physician's order. We understand the complexities of insurance, Medicare, and other coverage options available to you. 

Helping you get the care you need

We will work with your insurer to help you understand your coverage and payment options for home health care costs. We understand the challenges any medical condition or surgery can present. Because insurance benefits and requirements can change quickly, our expert staff is available to work with you to help get the care you need. 

Once you’ve decided home health care is the right choice, we can help you navigate your next steps, understand insurance and Medicare options, and answer any questions you may have.