Beginning on November 15, 2017, home health agencies must be prepared to demonstrate compliance with the home health emergency preparedness condition of participation (CoP). When evaluating for compliance with the CoP requirements, surveyors will follow the standard survey protocols during initial, revalidation, recertification, and complaint surveys. CMS’ goal in enforcement of these requirements is to ensure that Medicare certified organizations “better anticipate and plan for needs,Continue Reading
Announcing Our Newly Redesigned Blog for Home Health & Hospice.
HEALTHCAREfirst’s home health and hospice blog recently underwent a makeover and we are excited to show off its fresh new design. The new blog is easier to navigate and consolidates the home health and hospice news you are looking for in one location!
Surviving Home Health Agency Survey Planning: Home Health Survey Success
In our previous post we provided a checklist of items to have handy to help you prepare your home health agency survey. But in addition to the documentation listed there are a number of things you can do with your managers and staff prior to a survey to ensure your survey is a success.,
CAHPS Hospice Survey Implementation.
Hospices will want to be reminded that the national implementation of the CAHPS Hospice Survey has begun. To meet the FY2017 requirements to qualify for the full APU, hospices are required to contract with an approved survey vendor to conduct a dry run of the survey for at least one month between now and March 2015.
Home Health Survey Tips.
We are often asked by our customers for tips and information on how to handle a home health agency survey. HEALTHCAREfirst Enterprise Product Manager, Janel Manning, RN, BSN shares some valuable information on how you can be ready when that time comes. Following is the first in a series of articles regarding surveys and Home Health Agency Survey Documentation.