The value-based care model was intended to be beneficial not only to patients, but also to healthcare providers. However, a recent survey reflecting the views of home-based care professionals on navigating value-based care showed that 63% of providers are either on the fence or indifferent… Read More »Value-Based Care Survey Shows Optimism and Growth Opportunities
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How Staffing Remains to Be a Challenge Results from a recent online survey on home health staffing that was conducted between July 21 and August 6, 2021 have been released. When the year started, staffing was identified as the top challenge for home health according… Read More »Key Takeaways: Home Health Staffing Survey 2021
The Importance of Documentation Needless to say, clinical documentation is vital for a number of reasons. It is used to communicate a patient’s medical background to staff, provides evidence of positive outcomes, quality care, and improvement, and determines agencies’ reimbursement claims. Documentation also protects both… Read More »Do You Understand the Documentation Needs of Your Clinicians?
A recent survey covering the home health industry reveals the greatest challenges in the year ahead, areas of expense specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic, technology adoption, and areas of growth and efficiency, among other findings. Key takeaway Staffing remains the single most challenging… Read More »2021 Top Challenges and Opportunities in Home Health
The new no-pay Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) requirement is perhaps the most notable change home health agencies have had to prepare for in compliance with the CY2021 Home Health Final Rule, which took effect January 1st. As agencies are getting into the rhythm of… Read More »New RAP Filing Tips That Actually Work
Published on: Oct 17, 2016 | 08:34 Keeping your employees on task is critical, but keeping them motivated can be more challenging. Unfortunately, not everyone is naturally willing to go the extra mile in their everyday efforts. Field workers tend to lose morale easily… Read More »How to Motivate Your Field Clinicians and Boost Team Morale
Published on: Oct. 11, 2016 | 11:58 On August 3, 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated the Pre-Claim demonstration to minimize cases of fraud and inappropriate billing by requiring that agencies prove claims authenticity earlier in the care period. The rollout… Read More »5 Tips to Prepare Your Agency For Pre-Claim Rollout In Your State
Businesses typically choose to outsource certain processes to focus on core objectives; the move offers immediate financial and operational benefits, but that doesn’t mean it won’t make your staff uneasy… Once you have finally decided to outsource, how do you get buy-in from your staff?… Read More »Positioning your Workforce for Growth: 4 Ways to Prepare Your Team for Outsourcing
Published on: Sept. 26, 2016 | 10:01 CMS introduced Star Ratings to help the public compare quality of service among providers, but it is a known fact among agencies that the results can make or break your business and even put reputations on the line.… Read More »3 Ways Process Improvement Will Help Boost Home Health Star Ratings!
Healthcare outsourcing is proving to be a reliable solution for care providers as the demands of CMS documentation standards make it more and more challenging for agencies to deliver consistent and quality patient care. What has changed? Why should you give outsourcing another chance? Here’s… Read More »The burden of EMR documentation—why you should give QA outsourcing a second look.