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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.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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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.

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?

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pedi.

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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.

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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.

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