A home health care episode may run for up to 60 days with intermittent scheduled appointments. The frequency of nursing and rehabilitation visits is customized based on physician orders and individual patient goals and needs. Visits may include teaching instructions for caregivers as well as patients.
Visits are typically less than one hour to allow time for appropriate documentation following the face time in the home.
Medicare does not reimburse for custodial, companion services, or hourly care.