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How do I mark in OASIS for my patient is not homebound but still needs skilled nurse services

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Axxess Implementation Consultant

Hi Christina,

Thank you reaching out in the user community. 

Many payer sources, including Medicare and some private and commercial insurance carriers, will not pay for homecare services if you are physically able to leave your home to receive the services at an outpatient facility. However, Medicaid typically does not require the patient to be homebound. As it can vary by provider, we recommend you check with the insurance provider or other payer source to determine their eligibility requirements. If they do not require the patient to be homebound then you can simply mark your OASIS as not homebound and add your additional narrative to provide details of skilled need. Please reach out with any other questions.

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