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Indications for Home Health Nursing

  • Recent hospitalization
  • New or exacerbated DX
  • Change in meds in past 60 days
  • New meds in last 30 days
  • Primary caregiver knowledge deficiency

Skilled Nursing Care

  • Medication administration (other than oral)
  • Wound care
  • Urinary catheter care
  • IV therapy
  • Parental/enteral nutritional support
  • Diabetic care
  • Many more!

Indications for Home Therapy

  • Recent marked declinein functional status (speech, ambulation, strength, endurance)
  • Recent falls, fractures, stroke, hip and/or knee replacement
  • Need for Home Maintenance Program to maintain current level of function

Medicare pays 100% for home health services when all conditions are met:

  • Medicare eligible
  • Homebound
  • Plan of Care 485
  • Doctor’s Orders
  • Documentation of all services
  • Reasonable and necessary
  • Intermittent and Part-time