Home Health

Home Health Basic

HOW TO ACCESS:

Physician

ELIGIBILITY:

All Medicaid recipients.

Medically Needy (Type Case 20 & 21) recipients are not eligible for Aide Visits, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech/Language Therapy.

COVERED SERVICES:

  • Intermittent/part-time nursing services including skilled nurse visits.
  • Aide Visits.
  • Physical Therapy Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech/Language Therapy


COMMENTS:

Recipients receiving Home Health must have physician's prescription and signed plan of care.

PT, OT, and Speech/Language Therapy require Prior Authorization.

Crisis Response Team – for Medicaid recipients 0 through 20 AND under a waiver program (Supports, ROW, NOW, Children’s Choice) AND not receiving prescribed medically necessary intermittent nursing services for 2 consecutive weeks

CONTACT:

Helen Carter        225/342-6888

Home Health Extended

HOW TO ACCESS:

Physician

ELIGIBILITY:

Medicaid recipients 0 to 20 years of age.

COVERED SERVICES:

Multiple hours of skilled nurse services.

All medically necessary medical tasks that are part of the plan of care can be administered in the home.

COMMENTS:

Recipients receiving extended nursing services must have a letter of medical necessity and physician's prescription.

Extended Skilled nursing services require Prior Authorization.

CONTACT:

Helen Carter        225/342-6888

Home Health: Crisis Response Team

ELIGIBILITY:

Medicaid recipients 0 to 20 years of age that are under the following waiver programs AND

Who are not receiving some or all of the hours of extended home health or intermittent nursing services as authorized by the program requirements.

WAIVER PROGRAMS:


            • Children's Choice Waiver (CCW)

            • New Opportunities Waiver (NOW)

            • Supports Waiver (SW)

            • Residential Options Waiver (ROW)


HOW TO ACCESS:

Email: crisisresponseteam@la.gov

Telephone: 1-866-729-0017