The patient must have the medical need for skilled services (e.g., chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, COPD, chronic hypertension, kidney disease, etc.).
The patient must be under the care of a qualified physician or non-physician practitioner (Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner). The physician (or NPP) agrees that the patient is in need of home health services and will sign the Plan of Care.
The physician or (NPP) must review the Plan of Care periodically.
The patient must be in need of intermittent skilled services such as skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech/language therapy.