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?
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    mschelee has '3' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'IMC'. From 'las Vegas,NV'; 51 Years Old; Joined Dec '04; Posts: 112; Likes: 32.

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  4. Visit  ErinS profile page
    It is in the COPs. An RN must visit once every 14 days.
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  5. Visit  Ginapixi profile page
    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)
  6. Visit  HospiceRNKS profile page
    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.

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