I have only been in home health for about 6 months. My company doesn't allow us to see patients just for blood draws (Like protimes) if therapy is no longer involved. I have a patient with polycythemia, and I think that his condition should be monitored by nursing, but my superiors are not giving me the go ahead. Once therapy is finished they will have to get the q month blood draws done somewhere else. Is this something that everyone is experiencing? Is it medicare, or just my company?