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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Home Health Nursing and Private Duty Nursing Services Handbook : 5 Documentation Requirements

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All documentation, including that which supports medical necessity, and the comprehensive treatment plan related to the therapy services that were prior authorized and provided, must be maintained in the client’s medical record and made available upon request.
Documentation elements that are routinely assessed for compliance in retrospective review of client records include, but are not limited to, the required documentation noted previously, as well as the following:
Client’s arrival or departure from the home setting is documented with the time of arrival, departure, mode of transportation, and who accompanied the client.
Documentation of teaching the client or the client’s responsible adult includes the length of time, the subject of the teaching, the understanding of the subject matter by the person receiving the teaching, and other pertinent information.
If a client is receiving SN services through another program or service in addition to CCP, such as MDCP, each provider’s shift notes designate specifically which type of service they are providing during that shift.

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