Homecare Resources For Professionals
Access resources for referring providers and homecare health professionals.
Homecare is now accepting applications from new nursing graduates.
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For information or questions regarding nursing opportunities at Nationwide Children's Hospital Homecare, contact:
- Christian Fisher, Clinical Talent Acquisition Partner: (614) 722-6369
Palivizumab (Synagis) dosing ended Jan. 30, 2023 for the 2022-2023 RSV season. The RSV season in Ohio continues to be extremely unusual with Sept. 12, 2022 being the start of the RSV season in Columbus. We at Nationwide Children’s Hospital follow the weekly RSV positivity rates performed in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory and since Jan. 14, 2023, the RSV positivity rates have remained <10% with the most recent one being 6% on Jan. 28, 2023. Therefore, we can now declare that this past year’s RSV season in Columbus has ended. Please contact Pablo Sanchez, MD, Dept. of Pediatrics, Divisions of Neonatology and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, with questions.
To assist with the referral process this season, see the checklist below, with built-in links to the forms needed.
- Synagis Face to Face Form
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.
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.