Traditionally, it was thought that insurers like Medicare required that the patient be unable to leave home to qualify for house calls covered by medical insurance. However, clarifications of policies have opened the option of home health care to other patients who would likewise benefit from house calls by a doctor or nurse practitioner.
Home care will not be appropriate for all patients, though. How would you know whether a house call or a traditional office consult with the doctor is right for you? Ask yourself the following questions before you set your next medical appointment. Time, energy, and money could well be saved by picking the better option for you.