Caregiver training services

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)  covers caregiver training services for caregivers involved in the treatment of Medicare patients if both of these conditions apply:

  • The training focuses on helping the patient meet the health and treatment goals they set with their doctor or other health care provider.
  • The patient needs a caregiver’s help for their treatment to succeed.

If the patient’s healthcare provider determines that caregiver training is appropriate for the patient’s treatment plan, the caregiver can get individual or group training sessions from the provider without the patient present. 

Your costs in Original Medicare

After you meet the Part B deductible , you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount .

What it is

Training that teaches a patient’s caregiver the skills they need to help the patient comply with their treatment plan. During the training, the caregiver may learn how to:

  • Give medications
  • Help with daily tasks
  • Move the patient safely
  • Communicate effectively with the patient
  • Better understand the patient’s medical condition(s)
  • Provide emotional support
  • Give personalized care

Things to know

The patient’s caregiver(s) can get this training from Medicare providers, including:

  • Doctors
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Certified nurse-midwives
  • Physician assistants
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Therapists (including physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists)

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