Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care

Keeping home an option!

Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care Now Accepts Medicaid

In-home nursePress Release for Immediate publication: Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care headquartered in Mandan, ND, announces that, effective January 15, 2014, they have successfully enrolled with Medicaid to provide private duty nursing services for those who qualify. They are the first North Dakota home health agency to be approved by Medicaid for extended hour private duty nursing services. Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care is the sister company to Dakota Travel Nurse, which staffs over 80 health care facilities and employs over 400 healthcare staff across the state of North Dakota.

Per www.nd.gov, “Private duty nursing services means nursing services for recipients who require more individual and continuous care than is available from a visiting nurse. The services must be provided by a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse, under the direction of the recipient’s physician, in his or her own home.” DTN Home Care provides a variety of other services and payment options, too. (See our website.)

How to request private duty nursing paid for by Medicaid

Prior authorization is required for Medicaid eligible recipients. Upon receiving physician orders for extended-hours, in-home, skilled nursing care, Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care will conduct a detailed assessment and complete Plan of Treatment Form HCFS 485. The completed HCFS 485, the original physician’s orders and a completed SFN 15 form, titled “Home Health Request for Prior Authorization,” is faxed to Medicaid for prior authorization. It takes about one week to get approval.

In July of 2012, Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care became licensed by the North Dakota Department of Health. Our slogan is “Keeping home an option.”  Our mission is to provide the highest quality of individualized and affordable healthcare services to clients in their homes, improving their health and ensuring their safety and well-being.

If you or anyone you know has a need for private duty nursing or other home health care services, please contact Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care at 701-663-5373.

Beverly Unrath
Vice President
Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care, Inc.
500 West Main, Mandan, N.D
Office:  701.663.5373      Cell:  701.202.8564

1 Comment

  1. Darcy Avery

    Congratulations Beverly! What an accomplishment!



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