The Steps to Licensing, and a Few Words About Us
Starting a Pennsylvania home health business is a demanding task. Legal registration and permits for running the business are required, but the most demanding item is the submission of the required PA state application and preparation for the subsequent PA state license inspection. The owner also needs to plan out the services that are offered by the home health business for needing patients or the elderly.
Why You should Hire Pennsylvania Home Health License
Consider hiring Pennsylvania Home Health License, because we are knowledgeable about setting up home health care agencies in the State of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Home Health License can simplify the process and can expedite the licensing process, assuring that you pass the State license inspection, and help you develop all the manuals that you will need in order to comply with state and federal laws.
Required registrations for Opening Your Home Health Care Agency
The home health business needs to be registered to be a legally operating business in the United States. It will be necessary to register the home health business under the Pennsylvania state laws. It will also be crucial to set up the business entity that will best fit your needs Typically this will be a sub-chapter S corporation or a Limited Liability Company (LLC) . If you have an existing corporation or LLC, these entities can be used, to obtain an assumed or fictitious name to identify your agency .
Permits and Licenses Required to Open Your Home Health Care Agency
Permits and home health care licenses are required for a Pennsylvania home health business. The business will also require local permits, which can include a local business permit and an occupational permit from the county’s building and planning department.
A Tax ID and an NPI Number is Required to Open Your Home Health Care Agency
open a home health agency it is
necessary to apply for a Federal TAX and a
National Provider Indicator (NPI number)
These can be done at the respective
websites. When you register your
company with your state you will get
information pertaining to your state tax
ID and the payment of state income taxes
and employment taxes, income taxes and
employment taxes for the business should
it require additional assistance.
Home Health Care Licensing
Pennsylvania Home Health License prepares all license applications for its clients. We will typically provide a three hole binder which will include the license application itself and all required attachments. The binder will be mailed to the client who will sign where indicated, attach a check for the license fee and mail the binder in its entirety to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
The content of the licensure applications has three components:
1. Proof of agency authorization must be provided,
2. Criminal Checks must be conducted, and
3. Proof must be provided that key staff members (typically, Administrators and Director(s) of Nursing) are qualified under Pennsylvania state regulations.
Unless an applicant fails to sign the application or fails to provide the required fee, the application will not be sent back to the applicant. Instead, if the application is not filled out properly a letter of corrections or omissions will be sent to the applicant and the applicant will be given 30 days to make the corrections. If the state is not satisfied with the response, the application will then be rejected. The most common reason for an application rejection is that the state determines that either an Administrator or a Director of Nursing is not qualified to hold their positions. Pennsylvania Home Health License will not allow a license application to be submitted unless we are certain that the staff members qualify. The State of Pennsylvania also requires a license inspection that will either be conducted by its own inspectors or by an Accrediting body.