Access resources for referring providers and homecare health professionals.
2023-2024 RSV Season: Protection for Patients at Risk
Due to national medication shortages of Nirsevimab (Beyfortus®) and new CDC guidance, Homecare is working on a plan to distribute Palivizumab (Synagis™) to patients who cannot access Nirsevimab. If there are patients who cannot access Nirsevimab in their community provider’s office or through one of Nationwide Children's Hospital’s primary care clinics, Homecare will work with the practice to start the authorization process for Synagis. The Synagis dosing plan for patients can always be modified if Nirsevimab becomes available prior to the completion of their Synagis course.
Homecare had not planned for Synagis delivery as of a few weeks ago, so this may cause some delays with the referral process. However the Homecare team will be working as One Team with providers to complete referrals and get patients the treatment they need to be protected against RSV this season. Any questions, please call Homecare at 614-355-1100, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and ask to speak to a service care coordinator.
Synagis Resources for Providers
- Synagis Checklist – Internal Epic User
- Synagis Checklist – External Provider (Non Epic)
- 2023-2024 Synagis Referral Form
- Gainwell Synagis Form
- Medicaid Face to Face Form
Synagis Resources for Patient Families
Nursing Career Opportunities - Apply Now
For information or questions regarding nursing opportunities at Nationwide Children's Hospital Homecare, contact:
- Christian Fisher, Clinical Talent Acquisition Partner: (614) 722-6369
Epic Home Visit Documentation and Required Signed Orders
Homecare visit documentation is available in Epic for Homecare and Hospice nursing, therapy, and social work visits under the Encounters tab. For more information, you can also review visit information in the Episodes tab.
Epic inbasket is used to communicate patient needs, send orders and plan of care documents for signature.
To place a referral search “ref home” once in Epic.
Homecare Pharmacy and Home Medical Equipment cannot use Epic. For Pharmacy or HME only referrals, referral orders and/or follow-up will continue via phone, secure fax or eRx from the referring prescriber.
Signed orders and signed Plan of Care documents are required to schedule and provide ongoing patient care, accurately bill insurance and keep Nationwide Children's Hospital Medicaid compliant.
Medicaid Regulations and Forms
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS) instituted significant revisions to the conditions of participation (CoPs) that home health agencies are required to implement in order to participate as a Medicaid provider.
For more detailed provider information, including forms, visit the Department of Medicaid website.
The 2022 Pediatric Home Care Conference has been canceled.
Please stay tuned for information about upcoming continuing education opportunities.