Cherokee Nation Home Health Services is a tribally incorporated not-for-profit home health care agency, that is Medicare and Medicaid certified to provide state-licensed home health care. The home health agency was established in 1981 by the Cherokee Nation to broaden its ability to provide services to elderly and disabled persons who were Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. For several years the home health conducted business within the framework of various departments inside the Cherokee Nation. It was the Balance Budget Act of 1997 which led to the reformation of the Medicare reimbursement rates paid to home health care agencies for services rendered that made it necessary for the tribe to move the home health into the free-standing entrepreneur environment while still maintaining its not-for-profit goals of compassionate high-quality patient care.
Home Health Care is skilled care and certain other health services that you get in your home for the treatment of an illness or injury. The following pages will help explain Medicare’s home health benefit and give you information about our company.
If you meet all four of the conditions in the previous section for home health care, Medicare will cover:
Our home health care programs are licensed by the State of Oklahoma and our Service Region includes the following Oklahoma Counties: Adair; Delaware; Mayes; Muskogee; Sequoyah; Wagoner.
A plan of care describes what kind of services and care you must get for your health problem. Your doctor will work with a home health care nurse to decide:
Your plan may also include things like the kind of home medical equipment you need, what kind of special foods you need and what your doctor expects from your treatment.
Your doctor and home health agency staff review your plan of care as often as necessary, but at least once every 60 days. If your health problems change, agency staff must tell your doctor right away; your plan of care will be reviewed and may change. You will continue to get home health care as long as you are eligible and your doctor says you need it.