Paying for In-Home Care
Charter Home Health works closely with all patients and their families to identify the best options for meeting the cost of home care in Philadelphia and the nearby areas. Upon the completion of our accreditation, payment options for patients will include:
Many Americans above the age of 65 are eligible for the federal Medicare program. If an individual is homebound, under a physician’s care, and needs medically necessary skilled nursing or therapy services, Medicare may cover all or some of the cost of home care provided by Charter Home Health. The referring physician must authorize and periodically review the patient’s plan of care.
Administered by the states, Medicaid is a joint federal-state medical assistance program for low-income individuals. Medicaid covers individuals who receive federally assisted income maintenance payments, such as Social Security Income and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), and individuals who are aging, blind, and/or disabled and who have incomes that are too high to qualify for mandatory coverage but below federal poverty levels. Individuals younger than 21 who meet income and resources requirements for AFDC, yet otherwise are ineligible for AFDC, also qualify.
Charter Home Health, accepts payment directly from patients and/or families in the form of credit card, debit card or by check.
Charter Home Health works with a range of commercial payer sources providing coverage for home care. This includes providers of long-term care insurance that covers the cost of in-home assistance, adult day care, assisted living services, or nursing home care. We work with a range of insurance providers to address the home care needs of our patients.