I have read many things regarding this topic, but I am still confused. I own a Vascular Access company and have had many skilled nursing facilities ask if I can bill Medicaid for PICC and Midline placement at the facility. There is a competitor company who tells these DON's that they can bill Medicaid, I am not sure how they are legally able to do this. My understanding is that only a NP/PA or MD who places the line can bill for it. Also, I understand that Medicaid reimbursement is really low, sounds like it would not cover the cost of the kit/supplies and the nurse charge for placing it. Anyone know where I can verify this information or do you know if Medicaid can be billed? I cover skilled nursing facilites, acute rehab hospitals, infusion centers etc.
Thank you so much for any information,
Denise Doscher, RN, VA-BC,CRNI