DHS 107.112(1)(1)Covered services.
DHS 107.112(1)(a)(a) Personal care services are medically oriented activities related to assisting a recipient with activities of daily living necessary to maintain the recipient in his or her place of residence in the community. These services shall be provided upon written orders of a physician by a provider certified under s. DHS 105.17 and by a personal care worker employed by the provider or under contract to the provider who is supervised by a registered nurse according to a written plan of care. The personal care worker shall be assigned by the supervising registered nurse to specific recipients to do specific tasks for those recipients for which the personal care worker has been trained. The personal care worker's training for these specific tasks shall be assured by the supervising registered nurse. The personal care worker is limited to performing only those tasks and services as assigned for each recipient and for which he or she has been specifically trained.
DHS 107.112(1)(b) (b) Covered personal care services are:
DHS 107.112(1)(b)1. 1. Assistance with bathing;
DHS 107.112(1)(b)2. 2. Assistance with getting in and out of bed;
DHS 107.112(1)(b)3. 3. Teeth, mouth, denture and hair care;
DHS 107.112(1)(b)4. 4. Assistance with mobility and ambulation including use of walker, cane or crutches;
DHS 107.112(1)(b)5. 5. Changing the recipient's bed and laundering the bed linens and the recipient's personal clothing;
DHS 107.112(1)(b)6. 6. Skin care excluding wound care;
DHS 107.112(1)(b)7. 7. Care of eyeglasses and hearing aids;
DHS 107.112(1)(b)8. 8. Assistance with dressing and undressing;
DHS 107.112(1)(b)9. 9. Toileting, including use and care of bedpan, urinal, commode or toilet;
DHS 107.112(1)(b)10. 10. Light cleaning in essential areas of the home used during personal care service activities;
DHS 107.112(1)(b)11. 11. Meal preparation, food purchasing and meal serving;
DHS 107.112(1)(b)12. 12. Simple transfers including bed to chair or wheelchair and reverse; and
DHS 107.112(1)(b)13. 13. Accompanying the recipient to obtain medical diagnosis and treatment.
DHS 107.112(2) (2)Services requiring prior authorization.
DHS 107.112(2)(a)(a) Prior authorization is required for personal care services in excess of 250 hours per calendar year.
DHS 107.112(2)(b) (b) Prior authorization is required under par. (a) for specific services listed in s. DHS 107.11 (2). Services listed in s. DHS 107.11 (2) (b) are covered personal care services, regardless of the recipient's age, only when:
DHS 107.112(2)(b)1. 1. Safely delegated to a personal care worker by a registered nurse;
DHS 107.112(2)(b)2. 2. The personal care worker is trained and supervised by the provider to provide the tasks; and
DHS 107.112(2)(b)3. 3. The recipient, parent or responsible person is permitted to participate in the training and supervision of the personal care worker.
DHS 107.112(3) (3)Other limitations.
DHS 107.112(3)(a) (a) Personal care services shall be performed under the supervision of a registered nurse by a personal care worker who meets the requirements of s. DHS 105.17 (3) and who is employed by or is under contract to a provider certified under s. DHS 105.17.
DHS 107.112(3)(b) (b) Services shall be performed according to a written plan of care for the recipient developed by a registered nurse for purposes of providing necessary and appropriate services, allowing appropriate assignment of a personal care worker and setting standards for personal care activities, giving full consideration to the recipient's preferences for service arrangements and choice of personal care workers. The plan shall be based on the registered nurse's visit to the recipient's home and shall include:
DHS 107.112(3)(b)1. 1. Review and interpretation of the physician's orders;
DHS 107.112(3)(b)2. 2. Frequency and anticipated duration of service;
DHS 107.112(3)(b)3. 3. Evaluation of the recipient's needs and preferences; and
DHS 107.112(3)(b)4. 4. Assessment of the recipient's social and physical environment, including family involvement, living conditions, the recipient's level of functioning and any pertinent cultural factors such as language.
DHS 107.112(3)(c) (c) Review of the plan of care, evaluation of the recipient's condition and supervisory review of the personal care worker shall be made by a registered nurse at least every 60 days. The review shall include a visit to the recipient's home, review of the personal care worker's daily written record and discussion with the physician of any necessary changes in the plan of care.
DHS 107.112(3)(d) (d) Reimbursement for registered nurse supervisory visits is limited to one visit per month.
DHS 107.112(3)(e) (e) No more than one-third of the time spent by a personal care worker may be in performing housekeeping activities.
DHS 107.112(4) (4)Non-covered services. The following services are not covered services:
DHS 107.112(4)(a) (a) Personal care services provided in a hospital or a nursing home or in a community-based residential facility, as defined in s. 50.01 (1), Stats., with more than 20 beds;
DHS 107.112(4)(b) (b) Homemaking services and cleaning of areas not used during personal care service activities, unless directly related to the care of the person and essential to the recipient's health;
DHS 107.112(4)(c) (c) Personal care services not documented in the plan of care;
DHS 107.112(4)(d) (d) Personal care services provided by a responsible relative under s. 49.90, Stats.;
DHS 107.112(4)(e) (e) Personal care services provided in excess of 250 hours per calendar year without prior authorization;
DHS 107.112(4)(f) (f) Services other than those listed in subs. (1) (b) and (2) (b);
DHS 107.112(4)(g) (g) Skilled nursing services, including:
DHS 107.112(4)(g)1. 1. Insertion and sterile irrigation of catheters;
DHS 107.112(4)(g)2. 2. Giving of injections;
DHS 107.112(4)(g)3. 3. Application of dressings involving prescription medication and use of aseptic techniques; and
DHS 107.112(4)(g)4. 4. Administration of medicine that is not usually self-administered; and
DHS 107.112(4)(h) (h) Therapy services.
DHS 107.112 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1988, No. 388, eff. 7-1-88; renum. (2) to be (2) (a), cr. (2) (b), am. (3) (e), Register, December, 1988, No. 396, eff. 1-1-89; r. and recr. (2) (b), r. (3) (f), am. (4) (f), Register, February, 1993, No. 446, eff. 3-1-93; emerg. am. (2) (a), (4) (e), eff. 1-1-94; correction in (3) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2008 No. 636.
DHS 107.113 DHS 107.113Respiratory care for ventilator-assisted recipients.
DHS 107.113(1)(1)Covered services. Services, medical supplies and equipment necessary to provide life support for a recipient who has been hospitalized for at least 30 consecutive days for his or her respiratory condition and who is dependent on a ventilator for at least 6 hours per day shall be covered services when these services are provided to the recipient in the recipient's home. A recipient receiving these services is one who, if the services were not available in the home, would require them as an inpatient in a hospital or a skilled nursing facility, has adequate social support to be treated at home and desires to be cared for at home, and is one for whom respiratory care can safely be provided in the home. Respiratory care shall be provided as required under ss. DHS 105.16 and 105.19 and according to a written plan of care under sub. (2) signed by the recipient's physician for a recipient who lives in a residence that is not a hospital or a skilled nursing facility. Respiratory care includes:
DHS 107.113(1)(a) (a) Airway management, consisting of:
DHS 107.113(1)(a)1. 1. Tracheostomy care: all available types of tracheostomy tubes, stoma care, changing a tracheostomy tube, and emergency procedures for tracheostomy care including accidental extubation;
DHS 107.113(1)(a)2. 2. Tracheal suctioning technique; and
DHS 107.113(1)(a)3. 3. Airway humidification;
DHS 107.113(1)(b) (b) Oxygen therapy: operation of oxygen systems and auxiliary oxygen delivery devices;
DHS 107.113(1)(c) (c) Respiratory assessment, including but not limited to monitoring of breath sounds, patient color, chest excursion, secretions and vital signs;
DHS 107.113(1)(d) (d) Ventilator management, as follows:
DHS 107.113(1)(d)1. 1. Operation of positive pressure ventilator by means of tracheostomy to include, but not limited to, different modes of ventilation, types of alarms and responding to alarms, troubleshooting ventilator dysfunction, operation and assembly of ventilator circuit, that is, the delivery system, and proper cleaning and disinfection of equipment;
DHS 107.113(1)(d)2. 2. Operation of a manual resuscitator; and
DHS 107.113(1)(d)3. 3. Emergency assessment and management including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);
DHS 107.113(1)(e) (e) The following modes of ventilatory support:
DHS 107.113(1)(e)1. 1. Positive pressure ventilation by means of a nasal mask or mouthpiece;
DHS 107.113(1)(e)2. 2. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) by means of a tracheostomy tube or mask;
DHS 107.113(1)(e)3. 3. Negative pressure ventilation — iron lung, chest shell or pulmowrap;
DHS 107.113(1)(e)4. 4. Rocking beds;
DHS 107.113(1)(e)5. 5. Pneumobelts; and
DHS 107.113(1)(e)6. 6. Diaphragm pacing;
DHS 107.113(1)(f) (f) Operation and interpretation of monitoring devices:
DHS 107.113(1)(f)1. 1. Cardio-respiratory monitoring;
DHS 107.113(1)(f)2. 2. Pulse oximetry; and
DHS 107.113(1)(f)3. 3. Capnography;
DHS 107.113(1)(g) (g) Knowledge of and skills in weaning from the ventilator;
DHS 107.113(1)(h) (h) Adjunctive techniques:
DHS 107.113(1)(h)1. 1. Chest physiotherapy; and
DHS 107.113(1)(h)2. 2. Aerosolized medications; and
DHS 107.113(1)(i) (i) Case coordination activities performed by the registered nurse designated in the plan of care as case coordinator. These activities include coordination of health care services provided to the recipient at home and coordination of these services with any other health or social service providers serving the recipient.
DHS 107.113(2) (2)Plan of care. A recipient's written plan of care shall be based on the orders of a physician, a visit to the recipient's home by the registered nurse and consultation with the family and other household members. The plan of care established by a home health agency or independent provider for a recipient to be discharged from a hospital shall consider the hospital's discharge plan for the recipient. The written plan of care shall be reviewed, signed and dated by the recipient's physician and renewed at least every 62 days and whenever the recipient's condition changes. Telephone orders shall be documented in writing and signed by the physician within 10 working days. The written physician's plan of care shall include:
DHS 107.113(2)(a) (a) Physician orders for treatments provided by the necessary disciplines specifying the amount and frequency of treatment;
DHS 107.113(2)(b) (b) Medications, including route, dose and frequency;
DHS 107.113(2)(c) (c) Principal diagnosis, surgical procedures and other pertinent diagnosis;
DHS 107.113(2)(d) (d) Nutritional requirements;
DHS 107.113(2)(e) (e) Necessary durable medical equipment and disposable medical supplies;
DHS 107.113(2)(f) (f) Ventilator settings and parameters;
DHS 107.113(2)(g) (g) Procedures to follow in the event of accidental extubation;
DHS 107.113(2)(h) (h) Identification of back-ups in the event scheduled personnel are unable to attend the case;
DHS 107.113(2)(i) (i) The name of the registered nurse designated as the recipient's case coordinator;
DHS 107.113(2)(j) (j) A plan for medical emergency, to include:
DHS 107.113(2)(j)1. 1. Description of back-up personnel needed;
DHS 107.113(2)(j)2. 2. Provision for reliable, 24-hour a day, 7 days a week emergency service for repair and delivery of equipment; and
DHS 107.113(2)(j)3. 3. Specification of an emergency power source; and
DHS 107.113(2)(k) (k) A plan to move the recipient to safety in the event of fire, flood, tornado warning or other severe weather, or any other condition which threatens the recipient's immediate environment.
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