10 Frequently Asked Questions to help you get started.
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Does PHN bill the insurance carrier / Medicare?
No, we bill the facility directly as per contracted terms.
Is the facility responsible for staffing /equipment/ supplies?
No, PHN will be responsible for providing ALL this for the pt.
Does the facility need to contract with a Pulmonary Physician?
Yes, having a Board certified Pulmonary to manage your Trach / Ventilator patients. PHN can assist with this requirement.
Does PHN carry Insurance?
Yes, we will carry Medical Liability, Worker’s comp, and Unemployment.
Who’s responsible for Respiratory Employee’s?
PHN will be responsible for Background checks, hiring, disciplinary notices, schedule, and termination.
Who prepares the staff at SNF for this program?
PHN will hold “Inservices” for all the staff at the SNF prior to START –UP of the program.
What happens if a patients days run out?
PHN will share risk when this happens, as long as we approved for admission of that patient. PHN will bill for equipment and supplies only. (Medicaid rate)
Can the facility admit all Trach / Ventilator patients that are referred?
No, PHN has to be contacted with all admissions to the program for a Full evaluation prior to admission.
Does the SNF need to purchase Equipment?
No, PHN will provide all equipment that will be inspected and electrically checked.
Does PHN provide 24-hr coverage? QA Reports? Inservices to Staff / Families? Marketing at Hospitals? Pre-Admission Evals?
Yes, to all of the above.