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I know someone who is in need of a home health aide and is only able to pay them via medicaid There are a prospective HHA however, they need to have a medicaid number to receive payment directly from medicaid. How can they obtain such number.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

I know someone who is in need of a home health aide and is only able to pay them via medicaid There are a prospective HHA however, they need to have a medicaid number to receive payment directly from medicaid. How can they obtain such number.

They apply to the state dept of Medicaid service however all HHA must have RN supervision/oversight. I'm not sure HHA can get a Medicaid ID number or if HHA services must be billed incidental to RN supervision services. I know RNs can obtain Medicaid provider numbers and in many states LPN can also (but not all). What state?

KelRN215, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pedi. Has 10 years experience.

If the client does not want to do private pay, they should receive their services through a Medicare/Medicaid Home Healthcare Agency. The agency will staff the HHAs and provide the RN to do the required supervisory visits. HHAs cannot independently bill Medicaid, as far as I am aware.

It will be a ton more convenient to deal with a home health agency. Also will be necessary if the HHAs can not get provider numbers in your state to do their own billing.