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Who Qualifies

With multiple Home Health agencies to choose from, selecting an agency to assist you or your loved one’s recovery can be a difficult task. Being in the comfort of your home is of the utmost importance. At Phoenix Home Care, we understand how important this is to you or your loved one. Phoenix Home Care makes its daily mission one of delivering skilled, professional care with high quality outcomes.

Phoenix Home Care’s skilled and professional staff work directly with your physician to create a customized care plan to fit your unique needs. Through this approach we are able to assist you at maintaining your independence at home.

Who is homebound?

For a patient to be eligible to receive covered home health services under both Part A and Part B of Medicare, the law requires that a physician certify in all cases that the patient is confined to his/her home. For purposes of the statute, an individual shall be considered “confined to the home” (homebound) by the following criteria:

1. Criteria-One:

The patient must either:

Because of illness or injury, need the aid of supportive devices such as crutches, canes, wheelchairs, and walkers; the use of special transportation; or the assistance of another person in order to leave their place of residence


Have a condition such that leaving his or her home is medically contraindicated.

If the patient meets one of the Criteria-One conditions, then the patient must ALSO meet two additional requirements defined in Criteria-Two below.

2. Criteria-Two:

There must exist a normal inability to leave home;


Leaving home must require a considerable and taxing effort.

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