Department for Medicaid Services

Division of Policy and Operations

(As Amended at ARRS, May 13, 2014)


††††† 907 KAR 13:015. Private duty nursing service or supply reimbursement provisions and requirements.


††††† RELATES TO: KRS 205.520

††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 194A.030(2), 194A.050(1), 205.520(3)

††††† NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Medicaid Services, has a responsibility to administer the Medicaid Program. KRS 205.520(3) authorizes the cabinet, by administrative regulation, to comply with any requirement that may be imposed or opportunity presented by federal law to qualify for federal Medicaid funds. This administrative regulation establishes the Department for Medicaid Servicesí reimbursement provisions and requirements regarding private duty nursing services and supplies.


††††† Section 1. General Requirements. For the department to reimburse for a private duty nursing service or supply under this administrative regulation, the:

††††† (1) Provider shall meet the provider requirements established in 907 KAR 13:010; and

††††† (2) The service or supply shall meet the coverage and related requirements established in 907 KAR 13:010.


††††† Section 2. Reimbursement. The department shall:

††††† (1) Reimburse for private duty nursing services at a rate of nine (9) dollars per fifteen (15) minutes, which shall constitute one (1) unit;[and]

††††† (2) Not reimburse for more than:

††††† (a) Ninety-six (96) units per recipient per twenty-four (24) hour period; or

††††† (b) 8,000 units per twelve (12) consecutive month period per recipient; and

††††† (3) Reimburse for supplies as established on the Private Duty Nursing Supplies Fee Schedule.


††††† Section 3. Not Applicable to Managed Care Organizations. A managed care organization shall not be required to reimburse the same amount as established in this administrative regulation for a service or supply covered pursuant to 907 KAR 13:010 and this administrative regulation.


††††† Section 4. Federal Approval and Federal Financial Participation. The departmentís reimbursement for services or supplies pursuant to this administrative regulation shall be contingent upon:

††††† (1) Receipt of federal financial participation for the reimbursement; and

††††† (2) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servicesí approval for the reimbursement.


††††† Section 5. Appeal Rights[Appeals]. A provider may appeal an action by the department as established in 907 KAR 1:671.


††††† Section 6. Incorporation by Reference. (1) "Private Duty Nursing Supplies Fee Schedule", April 2014, is incorporated by reference.

††††† (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at:

††††† (a) The Department for Medicaid Services, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; or

††††† (b) Online at the departmentís Web site at




††††† APPROVED BY AGENCY: December 19, 2013

††††† FILED WITH LRC: December 26, 2013 at 4 p.m.

††††† CONTACT PERSON: Tricia Orme,, Office of Legal Services, 275 East Main Street 5 W-B, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, phone (502) 564-7905, fax (502) 564-7573.