Home Health

From Clinical to Coding (ebook)

2019-11-20T03:50:35+07:00November 20, 2019|Home Health, Home Health + Hospice, Hospice Care, News|

HEALTHCAREfirst has the answer to managing cost and spending under PDGM Download the ebook As managing your agency becomes more challenging, you may be looking for ways to realize cost efficiencies and reduce spending. Accurate clinical assessment and effective coding practices will be more important than ever under PDGM. HEALTHCAREfirst can help you achieve

PDGM resource hub

2019-11-20T03:11:17+07:00March 14, 2019|Home Health|

The implementation date for the Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is on or after January 1, 2020. PDGM is an alternative case-mix methodology designed to put the focus on patient needs rather than volume of care. It relies heavily on patient characteristics to more accurately pay for home health services and uses 30-day

OASIS-D resource hub

2019-10-25T01:44:14+07:00November 19, 2018|Home Health|

The implementation date for OASIS-D is right around the corner. Beginning January 1, 2019, home health agencies must use the OASIS-D item set to collect and report data for Medicare and Medicaid patients that receive skilled nursing services and are 18 years old and older. The main reason for revising the OASIS is to increase

Home health infection prevention & control

2019-10-25T01:45:47+07:00November 28, 2017|Home Health|

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

Clinical time management strategies

2019-10-25T01:45:48+07:00November 14, 2017|Home Health, Hospice Care|

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

Home health and hospice referral generation action plan

2019-10-25T01:46:04+07:00October 31, 2017|Home Health, Hospice Care|

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 Home Health & Hospice 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

Home health care software FAQ

2019-10-25T01:46:02+07:00June 5, 2017|Home Health|

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

Working with home health and hospice commercial payers

2019-10-25T01:46:22+07:00June 5, 2017|Home Health|

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