Home Health FAQs
Q. What are the primary reasons for Home Health services?
A. Home Health services are often prescribed by a patient’s Primary Care Physician (PCP) for patients who needs additional clinical support at home. Many times patients have had a recent hospital stay where a condition was stabilized and now they are being discharged to their home where additional skilled services can be provided. Common patient issues that may require home health include: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pneumonia, Stroke, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, General Muscle Weakness, Infusion Therapy and many other therapies and treatments as deemed necessary by a patient’s PCP and best delivered at a patient’s home.
Q. How much does Home Health care cost?
A. If the patient is Medicare insured then Home Health services are reimbursed 100% by Medicare with no deductibles and no lifetime maximums.
If the patient has commercial health insurance then Home Health services are reimbursed per the patient’s selected health plan. Some types of plans include Medicare Replacement plans, HMOs and PPOs. Each plan has it’s own reimbursement guidelines. All patients with commercial insurance plans must receive pre-authorization prior to receiving services. To find out of Baptist takes your commercial insurance contact us.
If the patient has neither Medicare nor Commercial Health Insurance than services may still be provided on a Private Pay basis. For an estimate of costs contact us.
Q. What geographic area does Baptist Home Health See Patients?
A. Baptist Home Health covers San Antonio and the surrounding area to include the following counties: Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Wilson, Atascosa, Medina, Bandera, Kerr.