HEALTHCAREfirst to Highlight Home Health CoPs in Webinar

Springfield, Mo. – May 4, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced that it is has partnered with home health regulatory expert, Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA for a complimentary webinar about the Home Health CoPs (Conditions of Participation). […]

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Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation: Personnel Qualifications, Emergency Preparedness, Compliance with Regulations, Administration of Services, and Clinical Records

Update: On Friday, July 7, 2017, CMS issued a final rule to change the new Home Health Conditions of Participation effective date from July 13, 2017 to January 13, 2018. Despite this delay, home health agencies should not cease or postpone preparation for the new Home Health CoPs.
To help you prepare for the new Home Health CoPs, […]

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Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation: Comprehensive Assessment of Patients, Skilled Professional Services, and Home Health Aide Services

Update: On Friday, July 7, 2017, CMS issued a final rule to change the new Home Health Conditions of Participation effective date from July 13, 2017 to January 13, 2018. Despite this delay, home health agencies should not cease or postpone preparation for the new Home Health CoPs.
To help you prepare for the new Conditions of Participation, […]

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Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation: Infection Control, Care Planning & Coordination

Update: Update: On Friday, July 7, 2017, CMS issued a final rule to change the new Home Health Conditions of Participation effective date from July 13, 2017 to January 13, 2018. Despite this delay, home health agencies should not cease or postpone preparation for the new Home Health CoPs.
To help you prepare for the new Conditions of Participation, […]

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Blog Series: Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation

On Friday, July 7, 2017, CMS issued a final rule to change the new Home Health Conditions of Participation effective date from July 13, 2017 to January 13, 2018. Despite this delay, home health agencies should not cease or postpone preparation for the new Home Health CoPs.
The new Home Health CoPs updates the current Home Health Conditions of Participation and is comprised of a number of new or modified requirements including:

A requirement for a communication system that ensures patient needs are being met, […]

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Revisions to Requirements for Discharge Planning

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Revisions to Requirements for Discharge Planning for Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Home Health Agencies.
On November 3, 2015 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Federal Register notice that would revise Conditions of Participation (CoP) related to discharge planning requirements that Hospitals, including Long-Term Care Hospitals and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, […]

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