Pulmonologist Referrals

If your patient has an exacerbation of a preexisting condition, acute onset of a new diagnosis or new medication, home health services could be covered 100% by Medicare if the patient meets the eligibility requirements.

Supported Diagnoses:

  • Primary and secondary pulmonary hypertension
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Lung cancer
  • Respiratory failure
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pleural effusion
  • Alpha, antitrypsin deficiency

Home Care Services May Include:

  • Observation and assessment
  • Management and evaluation
  • Assessment of general pulmonary status
  • Evaluation of lung sounds, assess amount, site(s) of wheezing, rhonci, or lung sound changes
  • Disease education
    • Teaching patient or caregiver new medication regimen
    • Teaching patient or caregiver to identify and avoid specific factors that precipitate an exacerbation
    • Teaching safe oxygen utilization
    • Teaching proper use of inhalers
    • Teaching conservation of energy
  • Assessment of nutritional status,  hydration status, s/s CHF, vital signs
  • Obtaining sputum culture, as ordered
  • Venipuncture, as ordered
  • Monitoring respiratory rate and pattern
  • Evaluation for presence or absence of cough, frequency, character, and sputum production
  • Breathing exercises
  • Notification to MD of significant changes

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