Home Health

OASIS-D Resource Hub

2018-11-29T02:20:33+00:00November 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 CoPs Resource Hub

2018-12-01T02:46:36+00:00February 16, 2018|Home Health|

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

Home Health Infection Prevention & Control

2018-03-29T03:27:31+00:00November 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

2017-12-19T02:04:23+00:00November 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

Increase Home Health and Hospice Referrals

2018-03-19T23:19:15+00:00October 31, 2017|Home Health, Hospice Care|

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

Home Health Care Software FAQ

2018-03-29T03:07:34+00:00June 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

2018-08-08T01:24:25+00:00June 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

Tips for Switching Your HHCAHPS Vendor

2017-12-19T02:43:26+00:00June 5, 2017|Home Health|

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

Implementing Home Care Software

2018-04-04T00:58:47+00:00June 5, 2017|Home Health|

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