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Two payment caps—the annual maximum amount per patient that a hospice organization
Illinois proposal caps hours for home health workers Governor Bruce Ruane
CMS data shows cost disparities in home health services Not unlike hospit
Propublica, dissecting data released by Medicare on payments made to health professionals in 201
The first ever home health edition of the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electro
CMS open door forum tentative date The tentative date for the next Home
by: Josh Poltilove Adjustments to Medicare’s home health payments und
Home health class lawsuit denied Collec
Capping Medicare GME funding at $150,000 per resident could free nearly $1.3 billion that could b
OCTOBER 9, 2019
by Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, president & CEO of JLU Health Record Sy
by Josh Poltilove Adjustments to Medicare’s home health payments under the
A U.S. Senator has introduced a new bill to lift the funding cap on residency positions.
JUNE 13, 2014
by: Josh Poltilove For the first time in at least a decade, the proposed home he
Are physicians less well trained as a result of work-hour reforms that cap residents’ work
  Two-year budget deal repeals therapy caps, cuts skilled nursing spending by $1.96 billion
FEBRUARY 14, 2018
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
Looking to help patients find the best home health agency? Direct them to the new CMS tool, Home
AUGUST 11, 2015
A Texas-based home health agency is teaming up with the Red Cross to help senior citizens forced
The final report from the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI)’s Fut
CMS' star rating system for nursing homes on shaky ground
DECEMBER 1, 2014
Click the PDF icon above to download.   Home Health Aide
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that home health care will be fastest growing indus
It is a federal requirement to supervise home health aides. There is no requirement to write an o
Can an LPN make the home health aide supervisory visits? No. The Conditi
CMS doesn't require Medicare Advantage plans to have a face-to-face document for home health. Bu
CMS has approved the 2018 standards set forth by the home health accrediting body Community Healt
CMS has announced the availability of refreshed public reporting results on the Home Health Compa
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) urges home health and hospice agencie
There are many regulatory changes that affect home health agencies each year, many resulting from
U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the Home Health Care Planning
Medicare payment rates for home health agencies should be reduced by 5% in 2017, and there should
Reviewed by Mary Ellen Conway, RN, BSN A home health agency depends on i
Can we provide two home health aides to provide care for a quadriplegic patient?
The cost to hire a home health aide varies quite a bit depending on where your agency is located,
November is National Home Care Month November is home care and h
November marks Home Care and Hospice month, according to CMS. Now is the time to ensure your comm
Home health sees decline in readmission rates The Alliance for Home Health Quality
2015 HomeCare Elite Winners Announced National Research Corporation and D
Annual home health in-service training is not only required to remain compliant with CMS and stat
There is no requirement to do a competency evaluation of home health aides after they have passed
The odds of the home health industry avoiding the Home Health Groupings Model in 2019 have worsen
Today, the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) 
Late last month, the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (the Alliance)
CMS has once again extended its moratoria on new home health agencies and new branches of existin
The Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for home health agencies that became effective Ja
Two incidents at a health center operated by New York-based St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Vets waiting, even dying, for home health care; telemedicine gains momentum
New communication ruling for home health and hospices takes effect
A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapists, and social
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released
Each year, home health aides must meet the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (C
Agencies can breathe a deep sigh of relief. CMS won’t launch its drastically revised home h
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Home Care Association of America v. Weil, which means
Although Home Health Care News is reporting that the overtime rule that would require agencies to
Some of the requirements for home care include: If the patient does in fact leave the hom
Are there certain key elements of home health aide supervision? Years a
According to the Federal Registrar, enrollment of new Medicare home health agencies, subunits, an
You note that the Home Health Payment Innovation Act of 2019, H.R. 2573, would prevent unwarrante
Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) is now an approved accreditation organization to pr
The University of Michigan Health System published a report finding differences among the level o
CMS on Oct. 27 provided the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) a draft versi
“We train 1,200 resident physicians when the cap is more than 600. The incremental c
OCTOBER 17, 2014
Factors that can impact the number of home health aide referrals as well as the number of visits
Removal of the 16-hour cap for first-year residents is among the revised Common Program R
MARCH 24, 2017
In January, CMS posted the first Patient Survey Star Rating information on the Home Health Compar
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aid
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aid
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aid
Although potentially near an end, the debate over federal minimum wage increase in home health co
The following is an excerpt from home-hea
Is it possible for a patient receiving home health care to also receive outpatient pulmon
CMS released an interim final rule on March 31 in an effort to ease restrictions for health care
Professionalism, accountability, and ethics are increasingly required for success in home health.
Professionalism, accountability, and ethics are increasingly required for success in home
Professionalism, accountability, and ethics are increasingly required for success in home health.
Professionalism, accountability, and ethics are increasingly required for success in home health.
Home health value-based purchasing is a separate rewards system. Under the new payment model it w
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and
With regard to outcome scores, we have many patients who are in our home health services
Home health patients with chronic, complex conditions present care coordination challenges that a
If Home Health CAHPS survey vendors want to display an agency’s name and/or logo on mailing
Quality measure overhaul coming to home health The National Quality Forum
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has contacted CMS regarding claims th
Editor’s note: This week’s Insider’s scoop is from The Home Health Gui
Between background checks and the new overtime rule, some home health workers in Nebraska have sa
The Office of Inspector General has some advice for hospice and home health agencies: Pay attenti
Home Health Line and DecisionHealth® present... Final Home Health CoPs: Minimi
When did it become the home health agency’s responsibility to pay for a catheter in
A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapists, and
A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapists, an
A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapists,
A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapists,
A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapists
A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapists, and social
Our questions are in regards to providing home health aide services to a patient in an as
Nine Massachusetts agencies that provide home health services to patient on Medicaid have
Home health aides spend more time in patients’ homes than other caregivers, and they are al
by Angela Childers Merger-and-acquisition activity in the home health market rem
The health of American seniors is improving, and so is the quality of care in U.S. nursing
Home health agencies can now view the Home Health PPS PC Pricer for the 2017 calendar year. CMS p
What are the home health CMS & the Medicare/Medicaid Policy for PTA supervision by a
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) filed comments to CMS regarding the i
The ACGME implemented a cap of 80 clinical and education work hours per week for residents in 201
JULY 19, 2019
I have some questions regarding the CMS Instruction for Medical Review on Home Health Ce
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have released new home health Conditions o
For home health patients, may we accept orders for labs from a physician assistant (PA) w
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) submitted a written request to the ac
Ending the year with a jaw-dropping acquisition in the home care industry, health insurer Humana
The Acute Hospital Care At Home program will help health systems and hospitals manage inpatie
DECEMBER 3, 2020
House members slam home health prior authorization proposal A CM
Our questions are in regards to providing home health aide services to a patient in an as
The high rate of nursing home injuries can be reduced by better resident handling practice
Home health agencies will now have their claims returned when Medicare systems fail to match thos
Q: We have a patient that meets Medicare eligibility for home health services, remains ho
New HIPAA Information The Department of Health and Human Service
HealthLeaders Media, the premier producer of news, analysis, and intelligence for senior healthca
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
Study: Home health cuts costs of CJR The use of home health serv
Nursing homes dramatically reduced pressure ulcer rates and restraint use in the last thre
The Missouri Home Care Union announced last week that it has reached a deal with the Missouri Qua
After an investigation into recent actions of Strategic Health Solutions (SHS) that targeted home
Take our brief survey, and you could win a free copy of ICD-10 Coding for Home Health! C
No, supervising home health aides is a cost of doing business. Whenever possible, the nurse or th
New Bill Would Expand Insurance for Home Care   A bill intro
What potential impact does the final rule on overpayments have on home health agencies? F
HCPro is seeking enthusiastic home health administrators and directors, clinical supervisors, sta
The Medicare reimbursement for home health is a two-step, split-percentage payment. First, a Requ
Home health care billing is a complicated task—to make sure you receive all the pay
The Medicare reimbursement for home health is a two-step, split-percentage payment. First, a Requ
The following is from Home Health Line. For more news and information on home health and hospice,
You note that agencies have continued to improve on Home Health Compare data across the board &md
Answer to the question below is provided by J’non Griffin, owner and president of Home Heal
The Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health
Home care study shows checklist possible aid in providing attention to condition changes
On or around April 13, CMS contractor TMF Health Quality Institute will release the fourth annual
CMS has clarified some points related to homebound status and telehealth use to help home health
The introduction of the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) into the proposed rule means preparing
This week’s Inside story is from home-health-aid
CMS began publishing home health agency (HHA) Quality of Care star ratings, based on OASIS data a
Home Health Line and DecisionHealth® present... Turn
The answer to the question below was provided by Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI®, home care an
A bipartisan bill introduced by two U.S. senators aims to increase home health access for low-inc
Health literacy is a set of skills needed to read, understand, and act on basic health informatio
CMS extends Medicare home health moratorium   CMS has exten
Last week, CMS sent out a message on its provider list servs informing home health agencies that
It was a very good year for M&As Home health sector mergers
The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) released a d
HCPro, Inc., and Beacon Health announce the launch of consulting services for post acute
MAY 23, 2011
Removal of the 16-hour cap for first-year residents is among the revised Common Program Requirem
MARCH 24, 2017
Can you explain the IMPACT Act and what home health agencies need to do in regard to it?
A nursing home that unexpectedly shut its doors in May is now facing allegations from neighbors
By Christopher Cheney A Denver-based health system has used remote monit
OCTOBER 1, 2020
The latest version of proposed cost reporting changes for the home health-based hospices, relea
The National Association of Home Care & Hospice is following how the presidential election wi
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has released a press release making t
The recession elevated the attractiveness of home-based services more than any other model of sen
The following is an excerpt from home-health-therapy-h
Home health and hospice providers urged CMS to consider permanent adjustments to relax telehealth
This week’s Inside Story is from home-health-aide-on-
Agencies would have until Jan. 13, 2018, to prepare for most of the revised Home Health Condition
Answer to the question below is provided by J’non Griffin, owner and president of Home Heal
CMS recently announced that the star rating methodology soon to augment Home Health Compare will
by Josh Poltilove Actions that home health agencies and advocacy or-ganizations to
The OIG has taken aim at improper home health Medicare billing in its 2017 Work Plan, which is ba
HealthLeaders Media, a sister organization to DecisionHealth talked with disaster response expert
  The boards of Kindred Healthcare and Gentiva Health Services unanimously approve
OCTOBER 9, 2014
In its final rule about lessening health care providers’ burden, CMS estimates providers wi
by: Josh Poltilove and Megan Batty A year after outcry from the home health indu
CMS has proposed a Medicare Prior Authorization of Home Health Services Demonstration pilot progr
Nurses new to home health struggle with the completion of documentation related to patient care.
This payment occurs when a patient is transferred/discharged and readmitted to the same home heal
The following is an excerpt from Home Health
Hiring nurses is a challenge for any organization, including home health agencies. You want good
CMS is proposing to remove one of the rating categories for the Home Health Quality Patient Star
Beacon Health, a division of HCPro, Inc., is pleased t
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
The Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health
Home Health Star Rating previews are now available to agencies CMS has an
Hospice PEPPER expands target areas TMF Health Quality Institute
In January, CMS posted the first Patient Survey Star Rating information on the Home Health Compar
DoJ: Thousands deprived of home care options South Dakotans with
by J’non Griffin Home care providers should weigh options for providing mo
by: Megan Pielmeier Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar declared a
While home health may be the most affordable postacute care (PAC) setting, the cost of se
by Megan Pielmeier Home health and private duty home care agencies should employ
HealthLeaders Media, a division of HCPro, Inc., has published a new HealthLeaders Media Breakthr
JUNE 26, 2012
In 2006, a blood transfusion error at one of Vidant Health's facilities led to a patient r
JUNE 11, 2014
Tomorrow is the final day for home health agencies and their counterparts in the skilled nursing,
by Josh Poltilove Take steps to ensure the small pool of home health patients yo
California voters on Tuesday defeated Proposition 46, which would have raised the cap on malprac
In the new proposed home health PPS rule, CMS states agencies providing a larger percentage of ov
On or around April 20, CMS contractor TMF Health Quality Institute will release the third
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
Yes. Maintaining, cleaning, and caring for the assistive device can be done by the home health a
The TMF Health Quality Institute has issued its annual hospice-specific Program for Evalu
After the initial claim determination has been made, home health providers have the right to appe
by: Megan Pielmeier By using a sign campaign in patient homes, one Ohio agency w
CMS addressed a question about whether agencies should discharge a patient when a home health pat
Overtime laws could change the game for home health   The D
The protected health information (PHI) of 5,117 patients treated at a physician group affiliated
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
by Kirsten Dize Make completing documentation in the home a requirement for all
The state of California is being sued by three nursing home residents who claim that they have b
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
by: Kirsten Dize With the added time home health experts anticipate OA
The measure is derived from the percentage of home health episodes of care during which the SOC/R
Two new studies have found that while patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) do help improve patie
  Nursing Home Action Plan focuses on improving quality, strengthening enforcement
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
  Improvements in preventable hospitalizations and promising trends for nursing home quality
  Payroll-based journal data goes live on Nursing Home Compare
APRIL 27, 2018
  Five newly published measures on Nursing Home Compare
OCTOBER 26, 2018
Telehealth devices are becoming more common in the area of home healthcare. It is important for c
CMS aims to develop and implement two Transfer of Health (TOH) Information and Care Preferences q
HHS begins Phase 2 HIPAA audits The Department of Health and Hu
Unfortunately, one of the most commonly cited deficiencies in home health care is the failure to
Home Health Compare’s refresh this quarter produced a slightly different number of 5-star a
 Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an historic sweep th
The PHI of 5,117 patients treated at a physician group affiliated with St. Peter’s Health P
Written by Sandra Glitten, contributing writer for HealthLeaders magazine Editorial N
OASIS-C & Outcomes Solutions and DecisionHealth® present...
Residents can now enjoy a more home-like environment as part of their long-term care experience w
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
by Josh Poltilove Within the revised Home Health Condi-tions of Participa
CMS surveyors are starting to survey home health agencies for infection-control issues. T
JANUARY 1, 2019
Update to hospice payment pates, cap, wage index and Pricer for FY 2016
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
While home health aides are not involved directly in the infusions, there are some common duties
By Christopher Cheney, HealthLeaders Media In-hospital delirium
APRIL 23, 2019
By Christopher Cheney, HealthLeaders Media In-hospital delirium
APRIL 25, 2019
by: Josh Poltilove Home health agencies spoke up in record numbers about their co
It’s the role of home health aides to look for risk factors that could contribute to a fall
The Ohio Hospital Association and the state health department are urging Ohio’s hosp
APRIL 16, 2014
The percent of long-stay nursing home residents receiving antipsychotic medication has dec
OCTOBER 31, 2014
The final interpretive guidelines for the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs)
The Home-Advancing-Safety-
AUGUST 23, 2018
By Michelle Clarke In 2008, New Jersey began requiring hospitals and nursing home to
APRIL 18, 2019
Last Thursday, counsel for the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and
CMS has released Q&As in writing on its Home Health Quality Reporting Training website.
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 provides rural add-on payments for home health episodes and vis
Physician practices that transition to patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) are reaping benefits
No one wants to spend the holidays with a cold or, worse yet, the flu. As we hit the home stretch
DECEMBER 28, 2013
The public has until April 8 to submit comments on NCQA’s proposed changes to Health
Home health aides often have frequent interaction with a patient and therefore play a key role in
Deven McGraw, a well-known health data privacy expert and federal legal advisor, just joined the
by: Kirsten Dize Changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program outlined i
Although the recertification process applies to all home health services that plan to continue in
National Nursing Home Week is a time to recognize nursing home staff for their quality of care an
MAY 10, 2010
by Crys Draconi, fellowship program manager at Women’s Health Institute, Cleveland Clin
AUGUST 11, 2020
Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN, has been a leader in health information technology (IT)
JULY 14, 2016
by: Josh Poltilove Among the top 12 standard-level deficiencies in home health t
A report on agency performance on this measure is provided to home health agencies as part of the
by: Megan Pielmeier Regardless of whether the home health value-based purchasing
Nursing homes now are allowed to purchase certain previously prohibited types of medical devices,
by Kirsten Dize Online searches for in-home care are growing, but if you’r
The decision to buy a home is highly personal and one that residents and fellows in their final y
FEBRUARY 17, 2021
by Kirsten Dize Strong documentation is key in home health, and implementation o
By: Christopher Cheney, Senior Clinical Care Editor at HealthLeaders During the
Healthcare workers face ethical issues in every setting. This is especially true in the home, whe
by Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, president & CEO of JLU Health Record Systems in Pembroke
NCQA is accepting public comments through April 8 on proposed changes to its Health Plan Accredit
The median annual cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased t
Patients have a new resource to use when choosing a nursing home.   CMS an
Patients must give consent before surveyors are allowed to conduct a home visit. It’s stric
by Leslie Cox, BS, MHA, CPMSM, CPCS, former senior director of Banner Health’s credenti
JULY 22, 2020
After medical school, residents earning a steady income may be tempted to purchase a home but the
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
Electronic health records (EHR) have slowly made their way into long-term care (LTC), with
DECEMBER 23, 2016
Fortune forecasts jump in home health and hospice use End-of-lif
Home health agencies can seek a little comfort in the relaxed provisions that CMS has put in plac
by Josh Poltilove The big buzz at the National Association for Home Care & Hos
After discharge, many patients experience health relapses that send them back to the hospital. Wi
JANUARY 20, 2015
Editor’s Note: This Inside Story is from Home Health Aide On the Go In-Service Serie
By John Commins, HealthLeaders Media
APRIL 2, 2020
CMS announced on September 8 that it had finalized new emergency response requirements for health
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
 We had a patient that was admitted to a home health agency after a short stay in a
To be an effective member of the home health team, a certain level of autonomy is necessary. The
The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas physician who first examined Thomas Eric Duncan and
DECEMBER 9, 2014
Events include:  Open Door Forums   Home
Events include: Open Door Forum Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Do
How do we bill for osteoporosis drugs? The home health consolidated bil
There are many ways to teach home health aides the skills they need, whether through a written bo
CMS and America’s Health Insuranc
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
When physicians read about data breaches, the news is typically about a large insurer or health s
The National Safety Council, a safety advocate group that promotes safety in homes, workplaces, a
MAY 26, 2016
This year has seen the release of multiple virtual reality (VR) headsets aimed at the home consum
JULY 21, 2016
After a CMS survey, the home health agency administrator, clinical manager, and any other key per
1. It is the role of home health aides to look for risk factors that could contr
You note that under the revised Home Health CoPs, agencies already are required to have an indivi
HealthLeaders Media, the premier producer of information resources for senior healthcare execut
MAY 17, 2010
It’s cost reporting season for more than 80% of all certified home health associations (HHA
Foot and nail health Foot and nail health
NOVEMBER 1, 2009
by Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, president and CEO of JLU Health Record Systems in Pembro
By Jay Kumar The World Health Organization (WHO) recently said it now officially r
JUNE 5, 2019
Understanding the basic principles of hand hygiene is crucial for home health aides. Many
Cover your regulatory bases to provide mental health and substance abuse care
JANUARY 3, 2017
by Josh Poltilove Nearly eight months after the revised Home Health Conditions o
by: Megan Batty Home health coders could have 435 ICD-10-CM code changes to deal
The National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) this on Tuesday announced the appointmen
Home health agencies and other providers with a low volume of pending appeals at the administrati
When examining the new draft guidelines for the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (
Decreased payouts for nursing home care was one reason that healthcare spending grew more
On January 19, CMS posted a Fact Sheet regarding the Independence at Home Demonstration, which pr
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted revised policies for enforci
JULY 25, 2020