Announcing Rate Increases for In-Home Nurses
Increased rates for in-home nurses will take effect on Jan. 1, 2024.
We have an exciting update for our participants enrolled in the Home Care Program.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have approved a rate increase for in-home nurses in the new year.
We hope this rate increase can help expand available and high-quality nursing options for our participant families.
This rate increase affects:
- Registered nurse (RN), licensed practical nurse (LPN) and certified nursing assistant (CNA) care
- In-home and facility-based respite care
- Nurse training rates
This increase will take effect Jan. 1, 2024. The rates are as follows:
- RN, $54 per hour
- LPN, $45 per hour
- CNA, $30 per hour
You can see the updated Home Health Fee Schedule on the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) website.
The following rate increases are for participants who are in the Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Those Who Are Medically Fragile, Technology Dependent (MFTD):
- Nurse training for an RN, $54 per hour
- Nurse training for an LPN, $45 per hour
- In-home respite for an RN, $54 per hour
- In-home respite for an LPN, $45 per hour
- In-home respite for a CNA, $30 per hour
HFS will also increase the maximum amount for nurse training service hours from four to 32 hours per nurse per waiver year.
As a reminder, parents and legally responsible adults who have an RN or LPN license can be paid caregivers. (Parents and legally responsible adults who are CNAs cannot be paid caregivers at this time.)
HFS will increase your nursing resource allocation amounts to reflect the increase.
Your Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) care coordination team can help you with any questions about the rate increase or nursing services.
You can also find more helpful information about Home Care Program services on our website’s Home Care Information Hub.