Home Health Care Software FAQ

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,

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Hospice Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Hospice Care?
Hospice Care provides medical services, emotional care and spiritual support for individuals that have been given a terminal diagnosis in which the physician has identified that the anticipated life-expectancy is less than six months. However, the duration in which a Hospice patient receives Hospice Care varies greatly depending on their choices and the treatment regime they are undergoing.

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Hospice CAHPS Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Hospice CAHPS Survey?
Drawing heavily on questionnaires from the public domain such as the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC), CMS implemented a CAHPS® Hospice Survey, also referred to as Hospice CAHPS, to measure the experiences that patients and their caregivers have with hospice care. The survey was developed to:

Provide a source of information from which selected measures could be publicly reported to beneficiaries and their family members as a decision aid for selection of a hospice program
Aid hospices with their internal quality improvement efforts and external benchmarking with other facilities
Provide CMS with information for monitoring the care provided

Who will receive the survey?

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Home Health Conditions of Participation FAQ

Home Health Conditions of Participation FAQ: BACKGROUND
Home Health Conditions of Participation FAQ: In January 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) final rule in the Federal Register. The CoPs are the minimum health and safety standards that a home health agency must meet in order to participate in Medicare and/or Medicaid programs.

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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

Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation: Personnel Qualifications, Emergency Preparedness, Compliance with Regulations, Administration of Services, and Clinical Records
To help you prepare for the new Home Health CoPs, HEALTHCAREfirst has partnered with home health care consultant and regulatory expert, Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA, for a series of blog articles regarding the regulatory changes to the Home Health CoPs that will likely require amended policies,

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

Comprehensive Assessment of Patients, Skilled Professional Services, and Home Health Aide Services
To help you prepare for the new Conditions of Participation, HEALTHCAREfirst has partnered with home health care consultant and regulatory expert, Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA, for a series of blog articles regarding the regulatory changes to the CoPs that will likely require amended policies,

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