Benefits

ECHO benefits include:

  • Training
  • Rehabilitation
  • Special education
  • Assistive technology devices
  • Institutional care in private nonprofit, public and state facilities (may include transport to and from)
  • Home health care
  • Respite care for the primary caregiver
  • Incontinence supplies (diapers)*

All ECHO benefits must be

Do you want to change providers? You must get a new benefit authorization from your regional contractor.

*You may need to file your claim. Contact your case manager for more details.

Home Health Care

Do you need home health care? ECHO Home Health Care (EHHC) provides skilled services to ECHO beneficiaries who:

The EHHC benefit is only available in the United States and U.S. Territories. >>Learn more

Respite Care for Primary CaregiversAnyone who takes care of the patient at home and helps with daily activities.

Are you a primary caregiver? You may qualify for in-home respite care:

  • Up to 16 hours of in-home respite care per month, or
  • 40 hours per week (8 hours per day, 5 days a week) if the child qualifies for EHHC

You can only use one respite benefit in the same calendar month. You can't use them together.

Respite care is only available in the United States and U.S. Territories.

Public Funds and Programs

Many communities offer public funds or programs for persons with disabilities. You must use these resources first if they're available and sufficient:

  • Training
  • Rehabilitation
  • Special education
  • Assistive technology devices
  • Institutional care in private nonprofit, public and state facilities (may include transport to and from)

What if resources aren't available? You must include a Public Facility Use Certificate with your ECHO benefits request from the proper public official. They must explain why the resources aren't available or sufficient.

Did you know?

Some services may be cost shared under ECHO or your basic TRICARE program. These include services needed to establish or confirm the severity of a qualifying condition, or measure functional loss.

Last Updated 10/7/2015