Private Insurance Coverage for Your Home Health Services
In most cases, private insurance covers a portion of home health services for acute (short-term) needs. Patients are typically responsible for making partial payments via co-pays and/or deductibles. Most insurance plans require that your doctor determines a need for medical care in your home and develops a plan of care.
There are several different types of plans that cover home health care:
- Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
- Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs)
- Indemnity plans
- Medicare Advantage (MA+) plans *
Eligibility criteria for many private insurance plans are similar to Medicare guidelines. To find out if Visiting Nurse Association (VNA Home Health) accepts your insurance plan, call our billing specialists at 816-627-6210 or contact us online. We will be happy to determine your plan’s home health qualification guidelines and coverage for home health care by contacting your carrier. You may also find it helpful to contact your insurance provider’s member services directly.
* MA+ plans must provide coverage for all the same services as Medicare, but restrictions may vary.