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- Insider’s Scoop | Start-of-Care Assessments
The start-of-care (SOC) assessment is completed as a patient is being admitted to a home health agency, as well as in each of the following situations.
- The Weekly Roundup
After Chief Justice Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court denied an application for the stay of a past ruling by the Court of Appeals—which was submitted by NAHC and co-plaintiffs in an ongoing lawsuit over contentious provisions of a final rule put forth by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)—the DOL’s plans to extend minimum wage and overtime compensation to thousands of homecare workers across the country take effect Tuesday, though the department states it won’t begin enforcement for another 30 days. NAHC reports that it is evaluating further litigation options.
- What are some approaches patients may try to implement themselves to overcome swallowing difficulties, and what are more effective alternatives?
What are some approaches patients may try to implement themselves to overcome swallowing difficulties, and what are more effective alternatives?
- Insider's Scoop | Medication management
Managing medications in the home can be a challenging process. The following list comprises tailored tips for combatting some of the most common problems associated with medication administration and compliance, arranged by issue type. For even more medication management strategies, coupled with broader approaches to performance improvement, buy Quality Care in Home Health: Improving Patient Outcomes and Agency Scores today.
- The Weekly Roundup
A handful of senators published a letter last Thursday urging CMS to withdraw the case mix cuts and scale back the value-based purchasing penalties the agency put forth in the proposed calendar year 2016 payment rule for Medicare home health providers. The document constitutes the latest effort in a growing bipartisan initiative to head off the reimbursement slashes CMS has planned for the home health industry in the coming years. Prior to the release of the senators’ letter, a collection of 133 members from the U.S. House of Representatives authored a similar appeal.
- What care elements and considerations does preventive care encompass?
What care elements and considerations does preventive care encompass?