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.
DHS 107.113(3) (3)Prior authorization.
DHS 107.113(3)(a) (a) All services covered under sub. (1) and all home health services under s. DHS 107.11 provided to a recipient receiving respiratory care shall be authorized prior to the time the services are rendered. Prior authorization shall be renewed every 12 calendar months if the respiratory care under this section is still needed. The prior authorization request shall include the name of the registered nurse who is responsible for coordination of all care provided under the MA program for the recipient in his or her home. Independent MA-certified respiratory therapists or nurses in private practice who are not employees of or contracted to a home health agency but are certified under s. DHS 105.19 (1) (b) to provide respiratory care shall include in the prior authorization request the name and license number of a registered nurse who will participate, on 24-hour call, in emergency assessment and management and who will be available to the respiratory therapist for consultation and assistance.
DHS 107.113(4) (4)Other limitations.
DHS 107.113(4)(a) (a) Services under this section shall not be reimbursed if the recipient is receiving respiratory care from an RN, licensed practical nurse or respiratory therapist who is providing these services as part of the rental agreement for a ventilator or other respiratory equipment.
DHS 107.113(4)(b) (b) Respiratory care provided to a recipient residing in a community-based residential facility (CBRF) as defined in s. 50.01 (1g), Stats., shall be in accordance with the requirements of ch. DHS 83.
DHS 107.113(4)(c) (c) Durable medical equipment and disposable medical supplies shall be provided in accordance with conditions set out in s. DHS 107.24.
DHS 107.113(4)(d) (d) Respiratory care services provided by a licensed practical nurse shall be provided under the supervision of a registered nurse and in accordance with standards of practice set out in s. N 6.04.
DHS 107.113(4)(e) (e) Case coordination services provided by the designated case coordinator shall be documented in the clinical record, including the extent and scope of specific care coordination provided.
DHS 107.113(4)(f) (f) In the event that a recipient receiving services at home who is discharged from the care of one respiratory care provider and admitted to the care of another respiratory care provider continues to receive services at home under this section, the admitting provider shall coordinate services with the discharging provider to ensure continuity of care. The admitting provider shall establish the recipient's plan of care as provided under sub. (2) and request prior authorization under sub. (3).
DHS 107.113(4)(g) (g) Travel, recordkeeping and RN supervision of a licensed practical nurse are not separately reimbursable services.
DHS 107.113(5) (5)Non-covered services. The following services are not covered services:
DHS 107.113(5)(a) (a) Parenting;
DHS 107.113(5)(b) (b) Supervision of the recipient when supervision is the only service provided;
DHS 107.113(5)(c) (c) Services provided without prior authorization;
DHS 107.113(5)(d)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., services provided by an individual nurse under this section that, when combined with services provided to all recipients and other patients under the nurse's care, exceed either of the following limitations:
DHS 107.113(5)(d)1.a. a. A total of 12 hours in a calendar day.
DHS 107.113(5)(d)1.b. b. A total of 60 hours in a calendar week.
DHS 107.113(5)(d)2. 2. Services may exceed the limitations in subd. 1. when both of the following conditions are met:
DHS 107.113(5)(d)2.a. a. The services are approved by the department on a case-by-case basis for circumstances that could not reasonably have been predicted.
DHS 107.113(5)(d)2.b. b. Failure to provide skilled nursing services likely would result in serious impairment of the recipient's health.
DHS 107.113(5)(e) (e) Services provided in a setting other than the recipient's place of residence; and
DHS 107.113(5)(f) (f) Services that are not medically appropriate.
DHS 107.113(5)(g)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., services provided during any 24-hour period during which the nurse who performs the services has less than 8 continuous and uninterrupted hours off duty.
DHS 107.113(5)(g)2. 2. Services may exceed the limitations in subd. 1. when both of the following conditions are met:
DHS 107.113(5)(g)2.a. a. The services are approved by the department on a case-by-case basis for circumstances that could not reasonably have been predicted.
DHS 107.113(5)(g)2.b. b. Failure to provide skilled nursing services likely would result in serious impairment of the recipient's health.
DHS 107.113 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1993, No. 446, eff. 3-1-93; correction in (4) (c) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, April, 1999, No. 520; CR 05-052: r. and recr. (5) (d), cr. (5) (g) Register June 2007 No. 618, eff. 7-1-07; corrections in (1) (intro.), (3) and (4) (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2008 No. 636.
DHS 107.12 DHS 107.12Private duty nursing services.
DHS 107.12(1)(1)Covered services.
DHS 107.12(1)(a)(a) Private duty nursing is skilled nursing care available for recipients with medical conditions requiring more continuous skilled care than can be provided on a part-time, intermittent basis. Only a recipient who requires 8 or more hours of skilled nursing care and is authorized to receive these services in the home setting may make use of the approved hours outside of that setting during those hours when normal life activities take him or her outside of that setting. Private duty nursing may be provided according to the requirements under ss. DHS 105.16 and 105.19 when the written plan of care specifies the medical necessity for this type of service.
DHS 107.12(1)(b) (b) Private duty nursing services provided by a certified registered nurse in independent practice are those services prescribed by a physician which comprise the practice of professional nursing as described under s. 441.001 (4), Stats., and s. N 6.03. Private duty nursing services provided by a certified licensed practical nurse are those services which comprise the practice of practical nursing under s. 441.001 (3), Stats., and s. N 6.04. An LPN may provide private duty nursing services delegated by a registered nurse as delegated nursing acts under the requirements of ch. N 6 and guidelines established by the state board of nursing.
DHS 107.12(1)(c) (c) Services may be provided only when prescribed by a physician and the prescription calls for a level of care which the nurse is licensed and competent to provide.
DHS 107.12(1)(d)1.1. A written plan of care, including a functional assessment, medication and treatment orders, shall be established for every recipient admitted for care and shall be incorporated in the recipient's medical record within 72 hours after acceptance in consultation with the recipient and the recipient's physician and shall be signed by the physician within 20 working days following the recipient's admission for care. The physician's plan of care shall include, in addition to the medication and treatment orders:
DHS 107.12(1)(d)1.a. a. Measurable time-specific goals;
DHS 107.12(1)(d)1.b. b. Methods for delivering needed care, and an indication of which other professional disciplines, if any, are responsible for delivering the care;
DHS 107.12(1)(d)1.c. c. Provision for care coordination by an RN when more than one nurse is necessary to staff the recipient's case; and
DHS 107.12(1)(d)1.d. d. A description of functional capability, mental status, dietary needs and allergies.
DHS 107.12(1)(d)2. 2. The written plan of care shall be reviewed and signed by the recipient's physician as often as required by the recipient's condition, but not less often than every 62 days. The RN shall promptly notify the physician of any change in the recipient's condition that suggests a need to modify the plan of care.
DHS 107.12(1)(e)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., drugs and treatment shall be administered by the RN or LPN only as ordered by the recipient's physician or his or her designee. The nurse shall immediately record and sign oral orders and shall obtain the physician's countersignature within 10 working days.
DHS 107.12(1)(e)2. 2. Drugs may be administered by an advanced practice nurse prescriber as authorized under ss. N 8.06 and 8.10.
DHS 107.12(1)(f) (f) Medically necessary actual time spent in direct care that requires the skills of a licensed nurse is a covered service.
DHS 107.12(2) (2)Prior authorization.
DHS 107.12(2)(a) (a) Prior authorization is required for all private duty nursing services.
DHS 107.12(2)(c) (c) A request for prior authorization of private duty nursing services performed by an LPN shall include the name and license number of the registered nurse or physician supervising the LPN.
DHS 107.12(2)(d) (d) A request for prior authorization for care for a recipient who requires more than one private duty nurse to provide medically necessary care shall include the name and license number of the RN performing care coordination responsibilities.
DHS 107.12(3) (3)Other limitations.
DHS 107.12(3)(a) (a) Discharge of a recipient from private duty nursing care shall be made in accordance with s. DHS 105.19 (9).
DHS 107.12(3)(b) (b) An RN supervising an LPN performing services under this section shall supervise the LPN as often as necessary under the requirements of s. N 6.03 during the period the LPN is providing services, and shall communicate the results of supervisory activities to the LPN. These activities shall be documented by the RN.
DHS 107.12(3)(c) (c) Each private duty nurse shall document the nature and scope of the care and services provided to the recipient in the recipient's medical record.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.