letter of medical need

letter of medical need

 
a document required by insurance companies prior to the approval of home health care; it must be written by the physician and must include information about the patient's prognosis, diagnosis, current hospitalization status, equipment needs, and estimated hours of nursing care needed.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.