A: You may qualify for Home Health if you need skilled nursing care or therapy services for an acute medical problem over a relatively short period of time and you must be homebound. Homebound is defined as: leaving home is a major effort; you are normally unable to leave home unassisted. A doctor must order home health services in order for insurance, Medicare or Medicaid to pay. How much does it cost? The allowable fee for services is regulated by Medicare and Medicaid and personal insurance and varies depending on the service you might require based on the Doctor’s order. Some insurance companies may require a co-pay. Many times services can be offered at no cost if the patient has Medicare or Medicaid. For a free consultation, please call Alliance Home Health at 208-478-6677.