The new Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) are here! In order to be successful, home health agencies should be prepared. You should identify elements of the revised Home Health CoPs that will require action by your home health agency. You may need to address job descriptions, qualifications, and duties, as well as create or amend policies,Continue Reading
Six Ways to Improve Recruitment & Retention
With the average life expectancy continuing to climb, the demand for home health and hospice care continues to increase. This coupled with a national shortage of nurses, many home health and hospice agencies are hard pressed to hire and keep qualified nursing staff. What can you do to meet the challenges presented by growing demand and a limited pool of candidates?
Six Tips for Home Health Infection Prevention & Control
The new Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) demand a greater focus on home health infection prevention and control. They state that as a component of an agency’s QAPI program, it must establish, document, and maintain a home health infection prevention & control program with a goal of preventing and controlling communicable diseases.
Clinical Time Management Strategies for Home Health & Hospice
Home health and hospice clinicians have greater responsibilities than ever before. Case loads, care needs, and duties vary from day to day, and often the clinician is the only one responsible for making sure that everything is completed correctly and in a timely manner. Clinicians are expected to complete documentation that is accurate and thorough,
Five Step Action Plan
As the post-acute care environment becomes increasingly more competitive, solidifying new referral source partnerships and strengthening existing partnerships is a vital aspect of any organization’s success. This Referral Generation Action Plan offers five key steps to identify high-value referral partners and strategically target business development efforts so post-acute care providers can dramatically increase home health and hospice referrals in record time.
Home Health Care Software FAQ
What is Home Health Care?
Home Health Care Software FAQ: Home Health, in its simplest definition, is care provided to individuals at home rather than in a hospital, inpatient unit or physician’s office. The care provided typically consists of part time or intermittent skilled care which may include nursing, physical therapy,
Best Practices for Working with Home Health and Hospice Commercial Payers
Medicare continues to reduce payments, forcing home health and hospice agencies to look for other ways to maintain revenue and profits. One alternative source of revenue to consider is commercial payers. To be successful when working with commercial (private insurance) payers your agency will need to be organized and well prepared.
Are you getting the most out of your HHCAHPS investment? Partnering with the right HHCAHPS vendor is critical to HHCAHPS score improvement. If you are dissatisfied with your current vendor, consider switching.
Having the right HHCAHPS vendor can improve your scores.
Today’s competitive environment combined with proposed, shared-risk payment models, makes this a perfect time to think strategically about demonstrating your quality of care by leveraging HHCAHPS results.
You’ve selected new home care software whether it be home health software and/or hospice software. Now what? The next step in the process is Implementing Home Care Software. This is an area where there are many agencies that excel, and others that feel completely overwhelmed. You’ve spent a lot of effort to find the perfect home care software solution for your business.Continue Reading
Home Health Software Purchasing Checklist
It is important to choose a home health software vendor who is right for your business. The software you select should help your agency streamline operations, accelerate reimbursement and improve patient outcomes.
That’s why we’ve taken the time to list many of the key factors that our customers and other agencies have told us are critical for the health of their business and patients.