missed visits?

  1. Does anyone ever have missed visits and what do you do about them? Do you know the Medicare regs for snv frequency?
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    Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 16
    med surg nursing

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  3. by   aimeee
    You must visit according to the frequency you set in your plan of care. What we often do is make a phone visit if we are really stretched or the family/patient is not wanting a visit for some reason.
  4. by   doodlemom
    I agree with Aimeee - you are supposed to visit based on your plan of care. We generally use a range of 1-3 visits (plus prn) q wk so that means that we need to make at least 1 visit a week. Medicare requires that patients have a SNV assessment at least q 14 days but if you are making one visit q 2 weeks and you have 1 visit a week on your care plan you are setting yourself up to get a deficiency. If I have a very stable patient that can handle an every 2 week visit, then I will set them up that way (but this is an unusual occurrence, as most patients need at least 1 x wk.)
  5. by   abbieRnChpn
    Quote from yayanurse
    Does anyone ever have missed visits and what do you do about them? Do you know the Medicare regs for snv frequency?

    Medicare regs require a visit once every 14 days or you are out of compliance. If you make attempts to contact and/or visit unsuccessfully, you must document this.

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