HTML has links - PDF has Authentication
182-551-2200  <<  182-551-2210 >>   182-551-2220

PDFWAC 182-551-2210

Provider requirements.

(1) For any home health services to be payable, the medicaid agency requires home health providers to develop and implement an individualized plan of care (POC) for the client that must:
(a) Be documented in writing and be located in the client's home health medical record;
(b) Be developed, supervised, and signed by a licensed registered nurse or licensed therapist;
(c) Reflect the authorized practitioner's orders and client's current health status;
(d) Contain specific goals and treatment plans;
(e) Be reviewed and revised by an authorized practitioner at least every 60 calendar days;
(f) Be signed by the authorized practitioner within 45 days if a verbal order is given; and
(g) Be available to medicaid agency staff or its designated contractor(s) on request.
(2) The provider must include all the following in the POC:
(a) The client's name, date of birth, and addressto include name of residential care facility, if applicable;
(b) The primary diagnosis (the diagnosis that is most related to the reason the client qualifies for home health services) or the diagnosis that is the reason for the visit frequency;
(c) All secondary medical diagnoses, including date or dates of onset or exacerbation;
(d) The prognosis;
(e) The type or types of equipment required;
(f) A description of each planned service and goals related to the services provided;
(g) Specific procedures and modalities;
(h) A description of the client's mental status;
(i) A description of the client's rehabilitation potential;
(j) A list of permitted activities;
(k) A list of safety measures taken on behalf of the client; and
(l) A list of medications which indicates:
(i) Any new prescription; and
(ii) Which medications are changed for dosage or route of administration.
(3) The provider must include in or attach to the POC:
(a) A description of the client's functional limits and the effects;
(b) Documentation that justifies why the medical services should be provided in any setting where the client's life activities take place instead of an authorized practitioner's office, clinic, or other outpatient setting;
(c) Significant clinical findings;
(d) Dates of recent hospitalization;
(e) Notification to the department of social and health services (DSHS) case manager of admittance;
(f) A discharge plan, including notification to the DSHS case manager of the planned discharge date and client disposition at time of discharge; and
(g) Order for the delivery of home health services through telemedicine, as appropriate.
(4) The individual client medical record must comply with community standards of practice, and must include documentation of:
(a) Visit notes for every billed visit;
(b) Supervisory visits for home health aide services as described in WAC 182-551-2120;
(c) All medications administered and treatments provided;
(d) All authorized practitioner's orders, new orders, and change orders, with notation that the order was received before treatment;
(e) Signed authorized practitioner's new orders and change orders;
(f) Home health aide services as indicated by a registered nurse or licensed therapist in a home health aide care plan;
(g) Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team communications;
(h) Inter-agency and intra-agency referrals;
(i) Medical tests and results;
(j) Pertinent medical history; and
(k) Notations and charting with signature and title of writer.
(5) The provider must document at least the following in the client's medical record:
(a) Skilled interventions per the POC;
(b) Client response to the POC;
(c) Any clinical change in client status;
(d) Follow-up interventions specific to a change in status with significant clinical findings;
(e) Any communications with the attending authorized practitioner; and
(f) Telemedicine findings, as appropriate.
(6) The provider must include the following documentation in the client's visit notes when appropriate:
(a) Any teaching, assessment, management, evaluation, client compliance, and client response; and
(b) The client's physical system assessment as identified in the POC.
(7) For any in-home delivered home health services to be payable, the medicaid agency requires home health providers to meet the electronic visit verification requirements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, and P.L. 114-255. WSR 23-24-026, § 182-551-2210, filed 11/29/23, effective 1/1/24. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, and 2021 c 157. WSR 23-04-048, § 182-551-2210, filed 1/26/23, effective 2/26/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 21-23-044, § 182-551-2210, filed 11/9/21, effective 12/10/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160 and 42 C.F.R. Section 440.70. WSR 18-24-023, § 182-551-2210, filed 11/27/18, effective 1/1/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 16-03-035, § 182-551-2210, filed 1/12/16, effective 2/12/16. WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-551-2210, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, chapter 74.09 RCW, and 2009 c 326. WSR 10-10-087, § 388-551-2210, filed 5/3/10, effective 6/3/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.09.530, and 74.09.500. WSR 02-15-082, § 388-551-2210, filed 7/15/02, effective 8/15/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.530. WSR 99-16-069, § 388-551-2210, filed 8/2/99, effective 9/2/99.]
Site Contents
Selected content listed in alphabetical order under each group