What is the purpose of the Home Health Program?

The purpose of the Health and Recovery Services Administration (HRSA) home health program is to reduce the costs of health care services by providing equally effective, less restrictive quality care to the client in the client’s residence when the client is not able to access the medically necessary services in the community.
Home health skilled services are provided for acute, intermittent, short-term, and intensive
courses of treatment

Who is an eligible home health provider?

A home health agency that:

Is Title XVIII (Medicare) certified;
Is Department of Health (DOH) licensed as a home health agency;
Continues to meet DOH requirements;
Submits a completed, signed Core Provider Agreement to HRSA; and
Is assigned a Home Health provider number.
A registered nurse (RN) who:

Is prior authorized by HRSA to provider intermittent nursing services when no home
health agency exists in the area a client resides;
Is unable to contract with a Medicare-certified home health agency;
Submits a completed, signed Core Provider Agreement to HRSA; and
Is assigned a provider number.

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