Nurse Practitioner Home Health Referrals
Thanks to new waivers issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can now:
- Order home health services
- Sign a home health plan of care
- Certify patient eligibility for Medicare home health services
For patients, this means that your normal provider - if you see a nurse practitioner or physician assistant - can order any home health services you need. It also gives providers and patients more flexibility so they can practice social distancing more easily.