[Sponsored] New Online CE Opportunities for Home Health Providers

The surge of home health care patients in 2020 brought great opportunities for agencies, with more to come in 2021. But those opportunities also mean an increased need for training staff — and one renowned national accreditor is delivering. Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) already offers a range of virtual training options in the […]

Voices: Patti Baicy, Director of Clinical, McKesson Medical-Surgical

This article is sponsored by McKesson Medical-Surgical. In this Voices interview, Home Health Care News sits down with Patti Baicy, director of clinical at McKesson Medical-Surgical, to learn how home health agencies have grown more sophisticated around PPE, what to understand with a potential COVID-19 vaccine and how her 20 years as a registered nurse […]

[Sponsored] How Virtual Care Will Evolve in 2021 and Beyond

Virtual care had begun to make inroads in various health care settings even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the novel coronavirus prompting a massive shift away from in-person contact of all kinds, virtual care began to surge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took one measure of the uptick in the […]

[Sponsored] 3 Steps to Improve the Revenue Cycle Through Coding and OASIS Review

The process of coding and OASIS (Outcome and Assessment Information Set) review plays a critical role in profitability of home health organizations. Accuracy and timely completion can help agencies achieve the right balance, and support maximum reimbursement, under Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). In fact, coding and OASIS review done right will help home health providers […]

[Sponsored] The ‘Magic’ Behind Expediting Physician Signatures

For home health agencies struggling to complete claims documentation required to secure payments and provide much needed cash flow, obtaining physician signatures continues to hold them back. Under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), claims documentation must now be done in a 30-day window instead of a 60-day one, requiring a quicker turnaround time for the […]

[Sponsored] EVV Around the Corner: Final Steps for Implementation

With just six weeks remaining in 2020, states are making final preparations for the defacto start of Electronic Visit Verification, or EVV, in which providers of Medicaid personal care services (PCS) and home health services log their visits. It’s been a slow, steady climb to this point. Per the 21st Century Cures Act, which Congress […]

[Sponsored] Celebrating Caregivers: 3 Ways To Show You Care

November is National Home Care & Hospice Month, a time to celebrate and recognize the practice of home-based care and all the people who make it possible. This week focuses solely on home care aides. To reward front line workers in the health care system, CellTrak and National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) […]

[Sponsored] How ACHC’s New Distinction in Telehealth Places Agencies Above Competitors

The COVID-19 pandemic has given home-based care providers a renewed urgency for telehealth adoption, and national accreditor Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has a new distinction to honor the agencies leading the way. In compliance with the highest national standards for patient care, privacy and safety, ACHC’s new Distinction in Telehealth offers an additional […]

[Sponsored] Why Home-based Care Must Catch Up When It Comes to Communication

Communication technology in home health care is critical to consumer satisfaction, yet many providers remain behind the times — something all-too-obvious to their customers. In all other aspects of their lives, home-based care customers are accustomed to real-time communication with easy-to-use technology. Yet when these same people are dealing with a home health agency, that […]