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Compliance Risks Pertinent To Home Health Agencies

How is your Home Health Agency (HHA) complying with state and federal compliance regulations and standards? This might seem like a loaded question. That’s partly because it is. In this blog, we’re going to look into some of the risks that could cause noncompliance in your day-to-day operations, and how to avoid such noncompliance.
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November 7, 2015

Shift Towards Value Based Care

In the current fee-for-service model of reimbursing providers for health care, physicians and organizations have incentives to ‘do’ more. The more tests you order, patients you […]
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December 7, 2015

Beware The Rac Audit

How often have you or an HHA that you know, undergone a CMS Audit? These days it’s becoming more popular for the government to audit HHAs […]
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January 14, 2016

Reducing Medication Errors in Home Care

According to the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information), medication errors are estimated to harm at least 1.5 million patients per year in the U.S. alone. Medication errors are one of the leading causes of death and injury for Medicare beneficiaries.
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March 21, 2016

All Set For This Year’s PEPPER?

Get set for compliance. Get set for competition. Get set for improvements. Get set for success. The third edition of PEPPER or the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report is just around the corner. Is your agency ready to leverage all it has to offer?
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April 10, 2017

Physician Referrals: 3 Steps To Success – Part 2 of 3

Once you've worked your way through the front office and earned you first 5 minutes with the doctor, it's time to make an impact. With increasing competition in the home health care market, and ever increasing pressure on a physician's time and resources, getting just 5 minutes with a physician can be challenging enough.
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June 22, 2017

CMS Hospice Compare Website Is Now Live

CMS recently debuted their new Hospice Compare website on August 16. Like the Home Health Compare website, Hospice Compare provides a snapshot of the quality of care each hospice facility offers to its patients.
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August 23, 2017

Implementing EVV for State Medicaid Programs

When Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act in December 2016—which mandated Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for all state Medicaid-funded services—EVV became a reality for many home health agencies across the country.
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August 6, 2020