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.