“Period of eligibility" means nine calendar months from the initial calendar month of participation in a health and employment counseling program.
“Personal care service" means a service enumerated in s. DHS 107.112 (1)
when provided by a provider meeting the certification requirements for a personal care provider under s. DHS 105.17
“Personal care worker" means an individual employed by a personal care provider certified under s. DHS 105.17
or under contract to the personal care provider to provide personal care services under the supervision of a registered nurse.
“Personal needs allowance" means that amount of monthly unearned income identified in s. 49.45 (7) (a)
, Stats., which may be retained for the personal needs of an institutionalized person.
“Persons with related conditions" means individuals who have epilepsy, cerebral palsy or another developmental disability.
“Physically or sensory disabled" means a condition which affects a person's physical or sensory functioning by limiting his or her mobility or ability to see or hear, is the result of injury, disease or congenital deficiency, and significantly interferes with or limits one or more major life activities and the performance of major personal or social roles.
“Physician" means a person licensed under ch. 448
, Stats., to practice medicine and surgery, including a graduate of an osteopathic college who holds an unlimited license to practice medicine and surgery.
“Physician assistant" means a person certified by the department to participate in MA who holds the minimum qualifications specified in s. DHS 105.05 (2)
“Plan of care," for purposes of ss. DHS 105.16
, means a written plan of care for a recipient prescribed and periodically reviewed by a physician and developed in consultation with the agency staff which covers all pertinent diagnoses, including mental status, type of services and equipment required, frequency of visits, prognosis, rehabilitation potential, functional limitations, activities permitted, nutritional requirements, medications and treatments, any safety measures to protect against injury, instructions for timely discharge or referral, and any other appropriate items. If a physician refers a patient under a plan of care that cannot be completed until after an evaluation visit, the physician is consulted to approve additions or modifications to the original plan. Orders for therapy services shall include the specific procedures and modalities to be used and the amount, frequency and duration. Orders for therapy services may be developed in accord with the therapist or other agency personnel. Agency personnel shall participate in developing the plan of care.
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The federal poverty guidelines for 1999 were published in the Federal Register
, March 18, 1999, pp. 13428-13430.
“Practical nurse" or “LPN" means a person who is licensed as a practical nurse under ch. 441
, Stats., or, if practicing in another state, is licensed as a practical nurse by that state.
“Prepaid health plan" or “PHP" means a plan made available by a provider, other than a health maintenance organization, that provides medical services to enrolled recipients under contract with the department on a capitation fee basis.
“Presumptive eligibility" means eligibility of a pregnant woman for MA coverage of ambulatory prenatal care and other services, as determined under s. 49.465 (2)
, Stats., prior to application and determination of MA eligibility under ss. 49.46 (1)
, and 49.47 (4)
, Stats., and ch. DHS 103
“Preventive or maintenance occupational therapy" means occupational therapy procedures which are provided to forestall deterioration of the patient's condition or to preserve the patient's current status. Preventive or maintenance occupational therapy makes use of the procedures and techniques of minimizing further deterioration in areas including, but not limited to, the treatment of arthritic conditions, multiple sclerosis, upper extremity contractures, chronic or recurring mental illness and intellectual disability.
“Preventive or maintenance physical therapy" means physical therapy modalities and procedures which are provided to forestall the patient's condition from deteriorating or to preserve the patient's current physical status. Preventive or maintenance physical therapy makes use of the procedures and techniques of minimizing further deterioration in areas including, but not limited to, daily living skills, mobility, positioning, edema control and other physiological processes.
“Primary provider" means a provider who provides health care service in the area in which the recipient resides and is designated by the recipient, with the concurrence of the designated provider, to be the recipient's primary provider.
“Prior authorization" means the written authorization issued by the department to a provider prior to the provision of a service.
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Note: Some services are covered only if they are authorized by the department before they are provided. Some otherwise covered services must be prior authorized after certain thresholds have been reached.
“Private duty nursing" means RN or LPN services provided to a recipient who requires 8 or more hours of skilled nursing care in a calendar day, as specified in s. DHS 107.12
“PRO" or “peer review organization" means the organization under contract to the department which makes determinations of medical necessity and reviews quality of services received by recipients of MA, medicare and maternal and child health programs when these recipients are hospitalized.
“Procedure" means a treatment that requires the therapist's personal attendance on a continuous basis.
“Professional services" means the covered services listed in s. DHS 107.08 (4) (d)
that are provided by health care professionals to MA recipients who are inpatients of a hospital.
“Provider" means a person who has been certified by the department to provide health care services to recipients and to be reimbursed by MA for those services.
“Provider agreement" means the contract between a provider and the department which sets forth conditions of participation and reimbursement.
“Provider assistant" means a provider whose services must be performed under the supervision of a certified or licensed professional provider. A provider assistant, while required to be certified, is not eligible for direct reimbursement from MA.
“Provider certification" means the process of approving a provider for participation in the MA program, as specified in s. DHS 105.01
“Provider handbook" means a publication developed by the department for the use of providers which outlines program policies and includes instructions on claim filing and other aspects of participation in MA.
“Provider's eligibility date" means the first date on which a provider may begin participation in MA which is no earlier than and may be later than the initial date of a signed written application. The applicant has 30 calendar days within which to complete and return the signed application form to the fiscal agent.
“Provider's initial date of application" means the earliest of the following:
The date on which the department receives a letter from a person requesting an application to be a provider;
The date on which the department receives an unsolicited application form from a person wishing to become a provider; or
The date on which the department receives a person's rejected claim which was rejected due to an invalid provider number.
“Psychiatric hospital" or “psychiatric facility" means an institution which is primarily engaged in providing, by or under the supervision of a physician, inpatient psychiatric services for the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness which may include services for the diagnosis and treatment of the abuse of alcohol or other drugs.
“Psychotherapy" means the treatment of an individual who is mentally ill or has medically significant emotional or social dysfunctions by a psychotherapy provider. The treatment is a planned and structured program based on information from a differential diagnostic examination and directed at the accomplishment of specified goals. The treatment goals may include removing, modifying, or retarding existing symptoms, mediating disturbed patterns of behavior, and promoting positive personal growth and development by enhancing the ability to adapt and cope with internal and external stresses.
“Psychotherapy provider" means a person certified by the department to participate in MA who holds the minimum qualifications specified in s. DHS 105.22
“Public agency" means an agency operated by the state or a local government.
“Public health agency" means an administrative organization established by the state or a local government, the primary function of which is to maintain the health of the population served by providing environmental health services, preventive medical service and, when necessary, therapeutic medical services.
“Public health nurse" means a registered nurse who has completed a baccalaureate degree program approved by the national league for nursing for public health nursing preparation or post-registered nurse study which includes content approved by the national league for nursing for public health nursing preparation.
“Qualified provider" means a provider who is qualified to determine presumptive eligibility of pregnant women, as ascertained by the department in accordance with 42 USC 1396a
“Recipient" means a natural person who is entitled to receive benefits under MA.
“Registered nurse" or “RN" means a person who holds a current certificate of registration as a registered nurse under ch. 441
, Stats., or, if practicing in another state, is registered with the appropriate licensing agency in that state.
“Rehabilitation agency" means an agency providing an integrated multi-disciplinary program of services designed to upgrade the physical functioning of handicapped, disabled individuals by bringing together as a team specialized rehabilitation personnel to provide these services, the services at a minimum consisting of physical therapy or speech pathology services and a rehabilitation program which, in addition to physical therapy or speech pathology services, includes social or vocational adjustment services.
“Remedial expense" means a cost paid by a medicaid purchase plan recipient that may be considered to be related to that person's health, employment or disability. The cost is not reimbursable by another source such as medicare, medical assistance, private insurance or an employer.
“Resident" means an individual who resides as an inpatient in a skilled nursing facility (SNF), intermediate care facility (ICF) or other medical institution.
“Resident recipient" or “patient recipient" means a person who resides in a nursing home and is eligible to receive or is receiving benefits under MA.
“Resource" means a recipient's homestead and all other personal and real property in which the recipient has a legal interest.
“Respiratory care" means the treatment of a person who receives mechanically assisted respiration.
“Restorative occupational therapy" means the application of procedures and techniques to achieve maximum reduction of a physical disability or the establishment of a patient at the best possible functional level, including but not limited to techniques which improve motor skills, sensory integrative functioning, cognitive skills, the ability to engage in activities of daily living, social interpersonal skills and psychological intrapersonal skills, and those procedures provided to relieve pain, improve cardio-pulmonary function, and adapt orthotic, prosthetic, assistive and adaptive appliances or devices and train the patient in their use.
“Restorative physical therapy" means physical therapy modalities and procedures which are provided for the purpose of achieving maximum reduction of a physical disability or the establishment of the recipient at the best possible functional level. Restorative physical therapy includes but is not limited to exercises to increase range-of-motion, strength, tolerance, coordination and the ability to engage in activities of daily living. Restorative physical therapy also includes those physical therapy modalities and procedures provided to relieve pain, promote wound healing, improve cardio-pulmonary function and adapt orthotic, prosthetic, assistive and adaptive appliances or devices and train the patient in their use.
“Rural health clinic" means an outpatient health clinic located in a rural area designated by the federal department of health and human services as a rural shortage area, which is not a rehabilitation agency or a facility primarily for the care and treatment of mental diseases but which complies with all other appropriate federal, state and local laws.
“Rural shortage area" means a defined geographic area that is not delineated as an urbanized area by the U.S. bureau of the census and that is designated by the federal department of health and human services as having either:
A shortage of personal health services under section 1302 (7) of the public health service act; or
“Schedule" means, in reference to drugs, those drugs listed in schedules II, III, IV and V of subch. II
of the controlled substances act, ss. 961.16
, Stats., and additions made to these schedules by ch. CSB 2
“Screener" means a person certified by the department and employed at a screening agency to review employment plans.
“Screening agency" means an agency certified by the department to review employment plans.
“Semi-private room" means the lowest cost, multiple-bed accommodation in the section of the hospital appropriate for treatment of the recipient's condition, which is available at the time of admission.
“Skilled nursing services" means those professional nursing services furnished pursuant to a physician's orders which require the skills of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse and which are provided either directly by or under the supervision of the registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.
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Note: Examples of services which would qualify as skilled nursing services are:
Intravenous, intramuscular, or subcutaneous injections and hypodermoclysis or intravenous feeding;
Application of dressings involving prescription medications and aseptic techniques;
Treatment of extensive decubitus ulcers or other widespread skin disorder;
Heat treatments which have been specifically ordered by a physician as part of active treatment and which require observation by nurses to adequately evaluate the patient's progress;
Initial phases of a regimen involving administration of medical gases; and
Rehabilitation nursing procedures, including the related teachings and adaptive aspects of nursing that are part of active treatment, e.g., the institution and supervision of bowel and bladder training programs.
“Skilled nursing services for individuals age 21 or older"means skilled nursing services that are:
Needed on a daily basis and required to be provided on an inpatient basis;
Ordered by and to be administered under the direction of a physician.
“Skilled nursing services provided primarily in the home" means nursing services requiring the skills of a licensed professional nurse or a licensed practical nurse supervised by a registered nurse according to the requirements of ch. N 6
and directly provided as specified by a written plan of care.
“Skilled rehabilitation services" means those services furnished pursuant to a physician's orders which require the skills of a physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist or audiologist and which are provided either directly by or under the supervision of the professional personnel.
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Note: Skilled rehabilitation services include:
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(a) Ongoing assessment of rehabilitation needs and potential, including tests and measurements of range of motion, strength, balance, coordination, endurance, functional ability, activities of daily living, perceptual deficits, speech and language or hearing disorders and sensory integrative abilities;
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(b) Therapeutic exercises or activities which, because of the type of exercises employed or the condition of the patient, must be performed by or under the supervision of a qualified physical therapist or occupational therapist to ensure the safety of the patient and the effectiveness of the treatment;
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(c) Gait evaluation and training furnished to restore function in a patient whose ability to walk has been impaired by neurological, muscular, or skeletal abnormality;
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(d) Range of motion exercises which are part of the active treatment of a specific disease state which has resulted in loss or restriction of mobility as evidenced by a therapist's notes showing the degree of motion lost and the degree to be restored;