Home Health Aid Services

Home Health Aid Services

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The following summary is provided by the Minnesota Department of Human Services:

HHA services are medically oriented tasks a person needs to maintain health or to facilitate treatment of an illness or injury. A physician must order the services and the person delivering the services must have professional supervision by a Medicare-certified agency.

Eligible Providers

Medicare-certified home health agencies with a comprehensive homecare license

Eligible Recipients

Members must be eligible under one of the following programs:

Authorization Requirements and Assessments

Authorization is required for all HHA services.

No assessment is required for HHA services; however, these services must be ordered by a physician.

Covered Services

MHCP covers the following services:

  • Help 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
  • Help with medications that are ordinarily self-administered and do not require the skill of a licensed nurse for safe and effective provision
  • Help 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

Noncovered Services

MHCP does not cover the following:

  • 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

Legal References

CFR 42 §440.70 
CFR 42 §484.36
 
Minnesota Statutes 256B.0651
 (Home Care Services) 
Minnesota Rules 9505.0290
 (Home Health Agency services)

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