I too have heard of this......I though it varied policy to policy and state to state. I do however thing it is reimbursed to the family at a lower rate than that to an outside agency. I too heard about medicare changing this provision.
OP I suggest you speak to a support group near you. Check with your state board...for there is sometine language that will not allow you to "care" for a loved on long term. It would be nice to care for your disabled child and recisve some "payment"/assistance for this....both sides win...you are home and the insurance CO saves money...a win win. However....sometime maintaing your outside interests and job is a way to save your sanity....caring 24/7 for an ill child can be exhausting.....emotionally and physically...are you sure this would be the BEST move for all involved. It sounds great in theory....but in reality, long term...is it?
We need to be respectful of each others thoughts an opinions....here at allnurses we promote the idea of lively debate. This means you are free to disagree with anyone on any type of subject matter as long as your criticism is constructive and polite......and refrains from name-calling. This is divisive, rude, and derails the thread.
Our first priority is to the members that have come here because of the flame-free atmosphere we provide. There is a zero-tolerance policy here against personal attacks. We will not tolerate anyone insulting other's opinion nor name calling.
Our call is to be supportive, not divisive.
We need to be respectful ....thread closed per OP request