Reduction in NOW/COMP hours was justified by change in medication administrations
Docket Number: 0000000 , Decision Date: November 22, 2022
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This case involved an appeal by a patient receiving nursing services from Medicaid’s New Options Waiver/Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (NOW/COMP). The Department of Community Health contended that it reduced the nursing hours because several of the patient’s medications were administered on or around the same time as nurse-performed feedings. Hence, the patient did not need as many hours for stand-alone medication administrations. The Court agreed and upheld the reduced hours.