Homecare Resources For Professionals

Access resources for referring providers and homecare health professionals.

Homecare Careers

Homecare is now accepting applications from new nursing graduates.

At Nationwide Children's, we have a purpose for every passion. Join our team and discover your passion for what’s possible in providing best outcomes for children. 

 

Nursing Career Opportunities - Apply Now

For information or questions regarding nursing opportunities at Nationwide Children's Hospital Homecare, contact:

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Register for our Interview Event – May 24 & 25

Continuing Education

Pediatric Home Care Conference – Friday Oct. 14, 2022

The Pediatric Home Care Conference has been moved from April 22 to Oct. 14. The agenda and presenters, including our keynote, remain the same. CEs provided for those attending.

This will be a hybrid conference. People may RSVP to attend online or they may choose to join us in-person at the new Nationwide Children’s Hospital Conference Center.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Homecare is co-sponsoring this year's virtual conference with the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice, streaming a full day of presentations from Nationwide Children's Conference Center.

Our intended audience includes Audiology, Clinical Social Work, Clinical Therapies, Complex Care, Homecare, Massage Therapy, Music Therapy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Palliative Care, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Social Work, and Speech Pathology.

There will be time available between sessions to visit vendors, and other colleagues, in-person, in the Exhibit Hall at the Conference Center or online via Vfairs platform.

Learn More or Register

The first 100 to register for this event will be mailed a copy of Kim Regis’ book, “Meeting Just Fine – A Life-Changing Encounter.”

All Nationwide Children's Hospital employees and OCHCH members receive a discounted rate.

Questions? Contact Carolyn.Figi@NationwideChildrens.org or Amy.Randall@NationwideChildrens.org.

Synagis Resources

Please Note: Palivizumab (Synagis) dosing ended January 17, 2022 for the 2021-2022 RSV Season. Please contact Pablo Sanchez, MD, with questions or concerns.

To assist with the referral process this season, we have provided checklists for providers to use as a guide, with built-in links to the forms needed.  

  1. Synagis Checklist - External Provider Non-Epic

  2. Synagis Checklist - Internal Epic User

  3. Synagis Referral Form

  4. Synagis AAP Guidelines

  5. Synagis Face to Face Fact Sheet

  6. Synagis Face to Face Form
  7. Synagis Prior Authorization Form

  8. Synagis Payor List

  9. Synagis Connect

If Nationwide Children's Homecare is Denied or Unable to Provide Synagis

If Nationwide Children’s Hospital Homecare is unable to provide service for any reason, such as the patient lives out of our service area, Homecare is not contracted as a preferred provider on the patients insurance, the payer does not allow specialty pharmacies to dispense, or the patient is denied for Synagis etc., please refer to Synagis Connect. It is a resource which can potentially provide free drug if Synagis is not covered by insurance. The office can also submit to get Synagis approved and dispensed by the preferred pharmacy to provide injections in the office or locate an external nursing agency to provide the injection.

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.

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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.

Forms