Hot News: Florida ARNPs May Now Authorize the Medicaid Nursing Facility Form 3008
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Florida Medicaid Health Care Alert October 2014
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners May Now Authorize the 3008 Form
Better Health Care for All Floridians. FLORIDA MEDICAID A Division of the Agency for Health Care Administration. Provider Type(s): 01, 04, 09, 10, 13, 14, 25, 26, 30, 31, 70, 91, 32, 65, 67
In order for an individual to receive a level of care from the Department of Elder Affairs' Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Services (i.e., CARES) Program and be determined medically eligible for Medicaid nursing facility (NF) services or home and community-based services (HCBS), the AHCA MedServ-3008 form (also known as the 3008 form) is required. In the past, it was required that this form be signed by a Florida licensed physician. In keeping with federal and state regulations [42 C.F.R. §424.20; Section 464.003, Florida Statutes], it has been determined that the 3008 form may also be signed by a Florida licensed advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP).
Effective immediately, Florida licensed ARNP's may now begin to complete and sign the necessary 3008 form in order to assist an individual in applying for Medicaid NF or HCBS services. The 3008 form and instructions are accessible at http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/cares_3008ppp.php.
This helps all who admit to Medicaid Nursing Facilities. If this directly or indirectly impacts your practice - please let us know-tell your stories of how removing NP practice barriers really impacts care to those in need! Reply to this post!