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.
In recent years, the Medicare home health program has grown quickly, both in cost and the number of patients served. In 2009, 3.3 million Medicare beneficiaries received Medicare home health services, resulting in $18.9 billion in Medicare payments.
Corresponding to an aging population and an increase in the incidence of chronic health conditions, more than 3.4 million people currently receive Medicare skilled home health care services. With home health care service utilization on the rise, Medicare home health care spending has nearly doubled from 9.7 billion in 2001 to 18.3 billion in 2012.1 Additionally, home health agency growth has soared while profit margins have declined.
It was quite beneficial to have the same project manager and trainer at First Choice Home Health throughout the whole process because every agency is unique. We’re not a very large agency in a rural area in Montana. Sometimes you feel like you’re not as important as a huge agency in an urban area.
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.
For most HHAs, HHCAHPS has been implemented for some time, and is out of sight and out of mind of your staff members. Here are three quick tips to help re-engage staff and improve your HHCAHPS program.
Recently there has been a lot of talk about cyberattacks on healthcare organizations around the world. While attacks like this are uncommon, it reminds us that maintaining security of devices, systems, and networks is of utmost importance to reduce your home health & hospice security risk. Here are five tips to follow to reduce your
Home Health Conditions of Participation: 5 Tips for HHCoPs Preparation Over the past several weeks, home health regulatory expert Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA has been breaking down the new Home Health CoPs, including: QAPI Infection Control, Care Planning & Coordination Patient Rights Requirements Comprehensive Assessment of Patients, Skilled Professional Services, and Home Health
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 HHCoPs Complimentary Webinar. “Despite the proposed delay in the implementation of the
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