Encouraged by new government regulations, Medicare Advantage providers in several states are experimenting with coverage for items and services for in-home care. The intent is twofold: to study the potential impact on improving patient well-being, and to determine the potential for lowering overall treatment cost by allowing the elderly to stay in their homes longer. Potential benefits will vary by Advantage Plan, but examples include installing grab bars in the shower, providing help with chores, and offering respite for caregivers.
Talk to us to see if your state and Medicare Advantage Plan are participating and to determine what specific benefits are being offered. If you are not currently participating in a Medicare Advantage Plan but would like to explore your options, we would be happy to advise you.