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Joint Academy Q & A

Our goal is to prepare you to go home after discharge. Some patients will need additional rehabilitation with PT and OT to increase their independence prior to returning home.

Q.Does my insurance cover the cost of rehabilitation or home care after I leave the hospital?
A.Some insurance providers do not cover rehabilitation, even if your doctor or physical therapist recommends it. Contact your insurance company regarding coverage for home care or placement in a rehabilitation facility. Your need for rehabilitation or home care depends on your progress after surgery.
Q.Who will make arrangements for my after-hospital care?
A.Your doctor, PA, nurses and therapists will decide on the most appropriate treatment plan. A member of our Case Management Department will consider your insurance benefits when coordinating your discharge treatment plan.
Q.How is home care arranged?
A.Your case manager will coordinate home care with our Johns Hopkins home care liaison to schedule your home physical therapy and, if necessary, occupational therapy, as well as coordinate options with you and your insurance company.  

If you do not qualify for home therapy, your physician will order outpatient therapy. The case manager can provide you with a list of outpatient rehabilitation facilities in the area, or your physician may have a recommendation. HCGH’s Bolduc Family Outpatient Center can be reached at 443-718-3000.
Q.Will I need special equipment at home?
A.Any special equipment you need at home will be arranged by Case Management in coordination with PT and OT. Call your insurance company to find out what medical equipment your plan covers after total joint replacement. 

Many insurance providers do not cover hospital beds, wheelchairs, tub chairs or grab bars but most do cover walkers and/or crutches..
Q.Which rehabilitation facility can I use?
A.

There are many rehabilitation facilities available. Some forms of rehabilitation take place in a skilled nursing facility while others are in an acute rehab facility. If you prefer to use a specific provider, contact the provider directly about coverage from your insurance company.

We also recommend that you visit the facility before your surgery, if possible. If you do not have a preference, your social worker will help you choose a provider before you leave the hospital.

Q.How will I be transported to a rehabilitation facility?
A.

Your social worker will arrange transportation to your rehabilitation facility. Your medical needs and level of insurance coverage will determine what transportation method is most appropriate. Your social worker will let you know if there are out-of-pocket expenses. 

If you have any further concerns or questions about home care needs or rehabilitation facilities, the Case Management Department will be available during the Joint Academy orientation and during your hospitalization. 


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