I highly recommend HEALTHCAREfirst to those agencies seeking to improve clinical documentation, chart accuracy, and improve cash flow. A year after implementation, our documentation has improved because the notes lead the clinical staff to answer questions they may have overlooked on paper notes and most importantly they complete the documentation in the home or immediately after the visit. Our A/R days have decreased significantly, which has led to much improved cash flow.
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 policies,
Six Ways to Improve Recruitment & Retention
With the average life expectancy continuing to climb, the demand for home health and hospice care continues to increase. This coupled with a national shortage of nurses, many home health and hospice agencies are hard pressed to hire and keep qualified nursing staff. What can you do to meet the challenges presented by growing demand and a limited pool of candidates?
Six Tips to Prevent & Control Infections in Home Health Care
The new Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) demand a greater focus on 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 and controlling communicable diseases.