Friday, March 21, 2014

Home Visits Becoming the Norm

Don't be surprised if a representative of your Medicare Advantage Plan calls and asks if they can visit you. Home visits are becoming increasingly common and are helping to cut down on hospital readmissions and improve care coordination.

We are often seeing these visits in cases of people who have complex care management needs or who have just returned home from the hospital. If you are selected for a visit, you will be seen by a Registered Nurse or a Nurse Practitioner. Their goal is to make sure you understand and are receiving the care and medications you need.

The home visit will only take place with your consent. In addition, a doctor's order will be needed before a visit can be arranged. Both you and your doctor will receive a copy of all information gathered during the home visit.

Home visits are for your benefit. They are one more assurance that the plan for your recovery is complete.

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