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.

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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)

StatesApplication RequiredPrograms AcceptedLicense Inspection
AlabamaCertificate of Need
AlaskaYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidAfter Licensure
ArizonaYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidAfter Provisional License
ArkansasCertificate of Need
CaliforniaYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, Med-CalPrior to license, by State
ColoradoYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, Med-CalPrior to license, by State
ConnecticutYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, Med-CalPrior to license, by State
DelawareYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, Medicaid
FloridaYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidPrior to license, by accrediting body
GeorgiaYesPrivate Duty (Nursing Only)Within 1 year after license
HawaiiCertificate of Need
IdahoYesPrivate Duty (Nursing Only)Desk Inspection -no visit- before licensure
IllinoisYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidPrior to license, by State
IndianaYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidWithin 90 days after provisional license
IowaNoPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidNone
KansasYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidNone
KentuckyCertificate of Need
LouisianaCertificate of Need
MaineYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidAfter License issued
MarylandYesPrivate Duty, MedicaidPrior to license, by State
MassachusettsNoPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidNone
MichiganNoPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidNone
MinnesotaYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidPrior to license, by State
MissouriYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidPrior to license by accrediting body
MississippiCertificate of Need
MontanaCertificate of Need
NebraskaYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidPrior to license, by State
NevadaYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidPrior to license, by State
New HampshireCertificate of Need
New JerseyYesPrivate Duty, MedicaidAfter License issued
New MexicoYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidPrior to license, by State
New YorkYesPrivate DutyPrior to license, by State
North CarolinaCertificate of NeedPrivate DutyPrior to license, by State
North DakotaYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidPrior to license, by State
OhioNoPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidNone
OklahomaYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidPrior to license, by State
OregonYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidPrior to license, by State
PennsylvaniaYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, Medicaid2-3 months after license
Rhode IslandCertificate of Need
South CarolinaCertificate of Need
South Dakota
TennesseeCertificate of Need
TexasYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidRequired six months after license
UtahYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidPrior to license
VermontCertificate of Need
VirginiaYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidAfter License issued
Washington, D.C.Certificate of Need
WisconsinYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidAfter Provisional license issued
WyomingYesPrivate Duty, Medicare, MedicaidAfter Provisional license issued

Contact 21st Century Consultants about the licensing process in your state. 888-850-6932.

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