What’s all this talk about nursing hours?

July 17, 2019

We get asked a wide range of questions, pretty much daily.

One that really sticks out is, “How often and when will a nurse be with us?” It’s a pretty general question, but if you don’t know what to look for it can really be an impactful one.

To answer, let’s start at the beginning of the process and explain how it all works. Your child’s doctor and Medicaid will determine a plan of care, which also includes how many hours a nurse can be with you. These hours can vary depending on the child’s severity of needs.

After approval Medicaid sends PediCare a number of hours per authorization period (typically 60 days). We then simply divide those hours out over the days in the period. We do this to make things easier to understand and to give a more even amount of nursing hours per day.

Now here’s the kicker…..these are your hours!

If you don’t use all of your daily hours, you can use them later! With PediCare you can allocate your hours. Other companies won’t do this and in-fact, they may tell you those hours have been lost. PediCare ensures we’ll help you build a nursing schedule that provides the best care possible for your child and you.

Our main goal is to be by your side and help you provide the best possible care for your child.

If you have more questions about how to use your approved hours or if you’d like to talk about PediCare providing nursing care to your child, please give us a call at 601-214-2673 or email us at MFlanagin@pedicarems.com.

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