HHA services are medically oriented tasks required to maintain the recipient’s health or to facilitate treatment of an illness or injury. Services must be ordered by a physician and have professional supervision provided by a Medicare Certified agency.
MHCP-enrolled Medicare Certified Class A Licensed Home Health Agencies
Recipients must be eligible under one of the following programs:
Authorization is required for all HHA services. Refer to the Service Agreement Quick Reference Guide for the complete process.
There is not an assessment required for HHA services; however, these services must be ordered by a physician.
• Assisting with personal cares such as bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, toileting, routine catheter and colostomy care, ambulating, transfers or positioning
• Simple dressing changes that do not require the skills of a licensed nurse
• Assisting with medications that are ordinarily self-administered and do not require the skill of a licensed nurse for safe and effective provision
• Assisting with activities that are directly supportive of skilled therapy services but do not require the skill of a therapist to be safely and effectively performed, such as routine maintenance exercises
• Routine care of prosthetic and orthotic devices
• Incidental household services necessary to the provision of one of the above health related services
• Home health aide visits for the sole purpose of providing household tasks, transportation, companionship, or socialization
• Services that are not medically necessary
• Services provided in a hospital, nursing facility (NF), or intermediate care facility (ICF)
• More than one HHA visit per day
CFR 42 §440.70
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CFR 42 §484.36
MS 256B.0651 (Home Care Services)
MS 256B.0656 (Consumer Directed Home Care Project)
MN Rule 9505.0290 (Home Health Agency services)