What are some reasons a client currently receiving SN and PT visits from a Medicare Certified Home Health Agency in Florida would not be offered the flu shot? I'm looking for the logistical or profit driven or Medicare rule reasons that seemingly must be there for the Agency to not offer this service to clients. Its a rule for all clients, not just this one.
The client gets the flu vaccine every year, wants one this year, but the current Medicare Home Health Agency won't do it.
What could be the reason(s)? I am certainly stumped. Is it the transportation of the vaccine to the home that's out of scope for an RN? Could a family member fill a prescription for a Fluzone single dose vial or syringe at a pharmacy, transport it to the home, and then the nurse give it? Options anyone? Thanks.