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General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: Sabrina on December 16, 2010, 09:00:16 AM

Title: Skill Nursing Services "Outpatient"
Post by: Sabrina on December 16, 2010, 09:00:16 AM
I am working with a Home Care Agency, patient contacted the office for services. I know Medicare does not pay for private duty nursing, I know a doctors order has to be on file. However, patient needs skill nursing services as an outpatient service, Would Medicare pay for SN as an outpatient service? 
Title: Re: Skill Nursing Services "Outpatient"
Post by: Michele on December 16, 2010, 05:46:10 PM
You need to contact the Medicare carrier for the area and give them the specifics to see if it will be a covered service.

Michele
Title: Re: Skill Nursing Services "Outpatient"
Post by: Sabrina on December 16, 2010, 06:05:20 PM
Thanks!