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frequency of RN visits

  1. 0 I recently had a friend tell me that he hospice only requires a RN to visit /assess one time per month. LPN's can do all the other visits. My hospice says that medicare requires a RN to do a assessment on a patient every 14 days. Does anyone know the rule? I looked on medicare site under the COP's but couldnt find it?
  2. 3 Comments

  3. Visit  ErinS profile page
    #1 1
    It is in the COPs. An RN must visit once every 14 days.
  4. Visit  Ginapixi profile page
    #2 0
    yup, once in 14 days --some times we have new pts who still do well and they only get a visit q14 days (however they usually decline fast and go on a every week schedule with in a month or 2)
  5. Visit  HospiceRNKS profile page
    #3 0
    The Medicare rule is RN every 14 days. In my area, most of the hospices generally have RNCM see their patients at least 2x/wk. LPN's are used only in a pinch.