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by kiakia122002 kiakia122002 (New Member) New Member

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can an lpn provide private duty services to a family or friend and bill medicare for these services, I live in TN and I can't seem to find any info on this subject.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and works as a Nurse.

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No you cannot bill for family. Friends would be questionable.  

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Elektra6 has 13 years experience as a BSN and works as a Home Health RN.

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Family that provides care is usually under some kind of personal preference program by the state.  

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN and works as a Registered Nurse, Home Health.

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Private duty care is not covered by Medicare and is typically paid for by the client.  Skilled Nursing by LPN is covered only under the Home Health Benefit by Medicare certified agency, requires RN to develop plan of care under physician orders.

https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/home-health-services

 

New for 2019, Non-skilled in-home care services will be allowed as a supplemental benefit for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans.

CMS Officially Adds Non-Skilled In-Home Care as Medicare

 

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