Home Health & Hospice

Q: My supervisor is questioning the mileage and the care I provided for a patient who lives 30 miles away. How can I justify my time and travel?

Homecare Insider, July 25, 2016

Avoid any appearance of unethical behavior by keeping careful records of the care that you’ve provided, the time it took, and the mileage you drove. Complete agency forms immediately after providing care or completing a trip to a patient’s home. Studies have shown that accuracy decreases as time passes between performing an activity and documenting the activity.