- There are two HCPCS codes that physician, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and physician assistants can use to report developing a plan for a Medicare patient who requires home health services.
- The CARES Act passed in March 2020 permanently allows nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and physician assistants to certify and re-certify Medicare covered home health services, retroactive to 3/1/2020.
- This is work that practitioners are already doing, and they can be reimbursed for the work
The payment isn’t for signing the certification. The payment is for monitoring the plan of care and contacts with the home health agency for a patient who is receiving Medicare-covered home health services.
The clinician creates and reviews the plan, verifies it is being implemented and reviews the data sent by the agency. Although the payment is small, it represents work done by clinicians.
Watch Can I get paid for signing the home health certification form for a quick summary.
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