Hello GAPNA Colleagues,

The members of GAPNA’s Health Affairs Committee established a coalition of key stakeholders interested in affecting change as it relates to Medicare certified home health. GAPNA has been hosting monthly calls with members from AANP, AARP, and AAHCM to strategize on activities to move legislation forward. One tactic is to gather data, both objective and subjective, and we’re looking for your help. The team has drafted a very brief survey to gain insights into the volume of patients with Medicare home health being seen by NPs, the impact the current rules have on NPs and patients and the volume of care plan oversight billing. In addition to these objective questions we are also looking for patient stories to bring to legislators to demonstrate the negative consequences of the existing Medicare rules.

Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey. At the end of the survey, we’d love to hear from you if you have a patient story regarding the barriers associated with the Medicare Home Health laws.

Thank you in advance for participating in this survey. Results will be shared when compiled.


Sue Mullaney

Chair Health Affairs

* 1. Your Work Status (check one)

* 2. Select Certifications you currently hold

* 3. Select all areas where you currently practice

* 4. Select the number of patients you see per month with Medicare

* 5. Select the number of patients you see per month with Medicare Advantage

* 6. Do you order Medicare certified home health care?

* 7. How many patients per month receive Medicare skilled home health?

* 8. What are the top two conditions you request referrals?

* 9. Select the range of difficulty from easy (0) to extremely difficult (10) is it for you to receive the initial certification signed by a physician?

* 10. How satisfied are you with the current process of obtaining a physician signature prior to care being rendered?

* 11. How likely are your patients to experience delays in initiating care (admission) due to physician signature requirement?

* 12. If you answered "Not Likely" on the previous question, please select the reason below

* 13. How often do you see delays in treatment for a change in condition due to the physician signature requirement?

* 14. How likely are you to experience difficulty with obtaining the re-certification signed by a physician?

* 15. Does the home care agency you primarily work with accept your telephone/verbal orders?

* 16. Do you bill for care plan oversight for your patients receiving Medicare certified home health?

* 17. If your previous answer is other than Yes for billing for care plan oversight (CPO), please select reason why CPO is not being billed

* 18. Do you have a patient story you’d be willing to share? If so, please share your contact information after this question and we will reach out.

* 19. Your Name:

* 20. Email: