Home Health Care Licensing

Before You Can Be Licensed

A Home Health Agency needs to be registered to be a legally operating business in the United States. According to Business.gov, each state has a set of requirements or rules regarding business registration. You will need to register your Home Health Business under the state laws in your state. 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, as you may wish to obtain an assumed or fictitious name to identify your Home Health Agency.

You will also need to apply for a Federal TAX ID and a National Provider Identifier Number (NPI number). These can be obtained at the respective websites, or by a member of our team. When you register your company with your state you will get information about your state tax ID and the payment of state income taxes and employment taxes for the business should it require additional assistance.

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Permits and Home Health Licensure are required to open a Home Health Care Agency

Permits and Home Health Care Licensure are required to start a Home Health Care Business in some states. The permits and Home Health Care License requirements will differ for each state. The Home Health Care Business may also require local permits, which can include a local business permit and an occupational permit from the county’s building and planning department.

Work with a Trusted Leader in the Home Care Industry

21st Century Health Care Consultants has been in business for more than 25 years. We’ve assisted over 6,000 clients with their home care businesses. 21st Century is proud to employ a team of 50+ full-time employees – each with a specific field of expertise. Our founder, Rosina McFadden, is a former Senior CHAP Site Surveyor and she is acclaimed in the home care industry for pioneering New York’s Long Term Home Health Care Program. This program has become the model for home care as we know it today. She also co-authored the book, “Nursing Homes without Walls” which is based on these standards.

Contact our home health care consultants today to ask about your State’s home health care business license requirements, State home health care license application, Medicare application, or other home health care Policy and Procedure requirements.