Athena Home Health & Hospice is a full service home health care agency servicing Connectiuct
Providing skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social work and home health aide services

Medicare and Home Health Care


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In order for Medicare to pay for home health care services, you must meet certain eligibility criteria, and the services must be reasonable and necessary for the treatment of your illness or injury. Before you start getting your home health care, Athena Home Health & Hospice will coordinate your services and tell you how much Medicare will pay. We will also tell you if any items or services that aren't covered by Medicare, and how much you'll have to pay for them. You will also be given the "Home Health Advance Beneficiary Notice" (HHABN) before giving you services and supplies that Medicare doesn't cover.

Your home health agency will work with you and your doctor to develop your plan of care.Your plan of care includes the following:

  • What services you need
  • What health care professionals should give these services
  • How often you will need the services
  • The medical equipment you need
  • What results your doctor expects from your treatment

A plan of care lists which of these services and care you should get for your health problem. You have the right to be involved in any decisions about your plan of care and your treatment.