I have called every home infusion service in my area, and none of them bill Medicare for nursing services. Part D pays for 80% of the drug, but nursing care is not covered. I called Medicare and was told they pay for intermittent skilled nursing if it’s delivered through a home health service. (Infusion services are not home health agencies.)
Supplemental insurance (I have Plan F) requires that bills go to Medicare first before they are passed on. If the infusion service won’t bill Medicare and get approval of the charge, the supplemental insurance can’t pay.
I would like to know how some of you are getting Medicare to pay for your home nursing services. Are your nurses working for a home health care agency? Help me out here. Where do your nurses come from? I’d like to know how you are getting Medicare coverage for nursing when I’m told I can’t.