HI 00601.180 Nursing Care Provided by or Under the Supervision of a Registered Professional Nurse
The services of a private-duty nurse or other private-duty attendant are not covered. Private-duty nurses or private-duty attendants are registered professional nurses, licensed practical nurses, or any other trained attendants whose services ordinarily are rendered to, and restricted to, a particular patient by arrangement between the patient and the private-duty nurse or attendant. Such persons are engaged or paid by an individual patient or by someone acting on his behalf, including an SNF that initially incurs the cost and looks to the patient for reimbursement for such noncovered services.
Where the SNF acts on behalf of a patient, the services of the private-duty nurse or other attendant under such an arrangement are not extended care services regardless of the control which the SNF may exercise with respect to the services rendered by such private-duty nurse or attendant.