How to obtain a state license for your Home Health Business
Opening a home health business by yourself can be challenging, that is why you should partner with a consulting company like 21st Century Health Care Consultants
21st Century Health Care Consultants has been in business for more than 25 years with a track record that beats all other consulting companies out there.
Here are the reasons why
- They have assisted over 4,000 clients achieve their dreams of opening a home health business.
- They have over 40+ staff members at their headquarters which includes highly knowledgable licensing managers, clinical nurses, policy writers and provider enrollment specialists.
- They are with you from the beginning of the process all the way until the end.
Please fill out the form below for your free consultation and one of our friendly consultants will get back to you as soon as possible.
21st Century Health Care Consultants motto is "Peace of Mind".
Peace of Mind that they provide their clients with the following services:
- Filing of all legal registration and permits for running the home health business.
- Peparing all the required documentation for submitting the state license application if required by the state. You will receive a complete application prepared by 21st Century Health Care Consultants for which then you will attach a check for the licensing fee and mail the entire application to the state.
- Peparation all the required documentation for becoming a Medicare Accredited agency.
- Provide customized policy and procedures for the home health agency which includes all state, federal and Medicares' Condition of Participation requirements.
- Provide you with all the necessary documents to operate a home health business, which includes the following: Admission Packets, Personnel Files, Forms, Logs, In-Services, Patient Teaching Guides and committee minutes.
The content of the home health business licensure applications varies from state to state but there are always three common components:
- Proof of agency authorization must be provided
- Criminal Checks must be conducted, and
- Proof must be provided that key staff members (typically, Administrators and Director(s) of Nursing) are qualified under state regulations.
The amount of proof and the number of forms that states require to substantiate items 1-3 above varies greatly from state to state. Hence applications may be as short as five pages or as long at 55 pages.
Reasons why a home health business state license application can be regected
- Applicant fails to sign the application
- Applicant fails to provide the required fee
- If the application is not prepared correctly, the applicant will be sent a corrections or omissions letter. There is a deadline to submit the corrections which can vary from 15 days to 30 days. If the state is not satisfied with the corrections, the state will then reject the application.
- The state determines that the Administrator or the Director of Nursing is not qualified for their positions. 21st Century Health Care Consultants will not allow a license application to be submitted unless we are certain that the staff members qualify.
Home Health Business State License Inspection
The inspection that will either be conducted by the state or by an accrediting body. 18 out of the 52 states requires that the inspection takes place before a license is issued. All other states will issue a provisional license and then follow it up with an inspection visit.
The Chart below provides the following information:
- State License Applications are accepted.
- Services that can be provided under your license.
- State License Applications is required.
- A state license inspection takes place before or after a license is issued.
PUBLIC INFORMATION CONTACT LIST
(Please be advised that as the information below relates to Public Information you will need to advise the individual who answers that you are seeking licensure information so you can be directed to the right party)
|States||Application Required||Programs Accepted||License Inspection|
|Alabama||Certificate of Need|
|Alaska||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||After Licensure|
|Arizona||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||After Provisional License|
|Arkansas||Certificate of Need|
|California||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Med-Cal||Prior to license, by State|
|Colorado||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Med-Cal||Prior to license, by State|
|Connecticut||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Med-Cal||Prior to license, by State|
|Delaware||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid|
|Florida||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||Prior to license, by accrediting body|
|Georgia||Yes||Private Duty (Nursing Only)||Within 1 year after license|
|Hawaii||Certificate of Need|
|Idaho||Yes||Private Duty (Nursing Only)||Desk Inspection -no visit- before licensure|
|Illinois||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||Prior to license, by State|
|Indiana||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||Within 90 days after provisional license|
|Iowa||No||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||None|
|Kansas||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||None|
|Kentucky||Certificate of Need|
|Louisiana||Certificate of Need|
|Maine||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||After License issued|
|Maryland||Yes||Private Duty, Medicaid||Prior to license, by State|
|Massachusetts||No||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||None|
|Michigan||No||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||None|
|Minnesota||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||Prior to license, by State|
|Missouri||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||Prior to license by accrediting body|
|Mississippi||Certificate of Need|
|Montana||Certificate of Need|
|Nebraska||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||Prior to license, by State|
|Nevada||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||Prior to license, by State|
|New Hampshire||Certificate of Need|
|New Jersey||Yes||Private Duty, Medicaid||After License issued|
|New Mexico||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||Prior to license, by State|
|New York||Yes||Private Duty||Prior to license, by State|
|North Carolina||Certificate of Need||Private Duty||Prior to license, by State|
|North Dakota||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||Prior to license, by State|
|Ohio||No||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||None|
|Oklahoma||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||Prior to license, by State|
|Oregon||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||Prior to license, by State|
|Pennsylvania||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||2-3 months after license|
|Rhode Island||Certificate of Need|
|South Carolina||Certificate of Need|
|Tennessee||Certificate of Need|
|Texas||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||Required six months after license|
|Utah||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||Prior to license|
|Vermont||Certificate of Need|
|Virginia||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||After License issued|
|Washington, D.C.||Certificate of Need|
|Wisconsin||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||After Provisional license issued|
|Wyoming||Yes||Private Duty, Medicare, Medicaid||After Provisional license issued|