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The California Nurses Association is pushing new legislation in that state’s senate
APRIL 24, 2014
The policies and administrative practices of the agency are reviewed to determine the extent to w
by: Kirsten Dize Agencies should keep in mind that the Patient-Driven Groupings
One of your many responsibilities as administrator is completing an annual agency evaluation, in
Agencies must identify not only the appropriate compensation for staff but also the appropriate
CMS has long identified staffing as one of the vital components of a nursing home’s
APRIL 10, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services soon will begin collecting quarterly staf
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
During an emergency, CMS has the expectation that agency staff should be able to assist in their
by Joan Usher It’s essential that agencies work to make their billing depa
by Kirsten Dize Between the cost of denials and additional staffing expenses to c
by Megan Pielmeier and Kirsten Dize Agencies once again will be able to use pseu
JULY 13, 2017
by Chermain Cross, MBA, senior associate director, GME/ME/CME/credentialing, NYC Health+Hospi
MARCH 4, 2020
Since approximately 4% of patients develop one or more healthcare associated infections (HAI) dur
JULY 1, 2019
Developing and monitoring the staffing budget is one of the most, if not the most, difficult resp
by Annmarie Sarsfield Edwards It’s not too early to alert your agency&rsqu
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A bill that would establish around-the-clock registered nurse staffing hours at Medicare and Me
AUGUST 7, 2014
by: Megan Herr Agencies should prepare for how they will compensate for the loss
by Megan Pielmeier Home health and private duty home care agencies should employ
This is a difficult question to answer, not knowing your agency processes. But there are several
You ask the following question: Is it legal for the outpatient therapy agency to provide services
Submit your HIPAA questions to Associate Editor Jaclyn Fitzgerald at
Search engine optimization (SEO) was the top consumer marketing source for private duty agencies
by Roy Edroso and Josh Poltilove Set up a financial cushion for your agency so i
CMS surveyors are starting to survey home health agencies for infection-control issues. T
A: As part of a monthly or quarterly quality assurance review, agencies should closely monitor co
As part of a monthly or quarterly quality assurance review, agencies should closely monitor compl
The AFL-CIO estimated last April that OSHA, given its staffing level at that time, would need 159
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, agency managers are looking into alternative ways for clinician
A newly released Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) survey shows that hospitals ar
JULY 2, 2014
The Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) released a new position
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
A report released this week by the American Hospital Association (AHA) finds that hospital
MARCH 5, 2015
Nine Massachusetts agencies that provide home health services to patient on Medicaid have
Nurses in several states held a one-day strike last Friday over concerns about staffing, pay, and
SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
  Don't forget the business office
SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
  Privacy concerns for the business office
NOVEMBER 16, 2018
  The quintessential form for the business office and administrators
DECEMBER 21, 2018
The Visiting Nurse Associations of America has worked to launch a new nationwide organization to
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) urges home health and hospice agencie
by Josh Poltilove Actions that home health agencies and advocacy or-ganizations to
The ABN (CMS-R-131) is a written notice that the agency must provide to a PPS Medicare-eligible b
The closures of schools and daycares across the nation forced some agencies to get creative and l
In a survey of 141 U.S. medical schools conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges
MAY 8, 2015
OSHA has released twin bulletins requiring staffing agencies and host employers to share responsi
OSHA has released twin bulletins requiring staffing agencies and host employers to share responsi
JANUARY 1, 2019
The clock has been reset, and agencies that haven’t taken steps to prepare for the revised
Last year, the American Hospital Association (AHA) sent two letters to President Trump asking hi
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
by Kirsten Dize CMS is seeking to reduce agency payments even more than expected
  Strategic and business planning: An essential function of all administrators
A business associate (BA) who cuts off a covered entity’s (CE) access to its own protected
It’s been 11 years in the making, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has release
MAY 1, 2019
Your hospital emergency department (ED) may still be busy, but if your hospital reflects national
by Josh Poltilove Many agencies nationwide have made major strides to prepare for
by: Megan Pielmeier Agencies should make a partnership with physicians to educat
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Home Care Association of America v. Weil, which means
A survey by Cejka Search and the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) shows physician turno
Q: Footage from a security camera at a mental health agency is needed for a police invest
With the high costs associated with residency training, medical students and residents have incre
SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
Agencies that have never used a translation service before should investigate their options right
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) filed comments to CMS regarding the i
You note that CMS has said that on OASIS-D1, the equal sign indicates the clinician/agency chose
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SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) submitted a written request to the ac
This is an area that can lead to trouble for an agency and its administrator. De-veloping new bus
These agencies will likely (or already have) proposed changes that will affect life safety issue
MARCH 30, 2017
The ICD-10 delay forced many healthcare organizations to rethink their ICD-10 staffing and
JANUARY 21, 2015
by Megan Herr Agencies will no longer be required to provide patients with a ver
The ICD-10 delay forced many healthcare organizations to rethink their ICD-10 staffing and implem
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has updated its standards for healthy wor
MARCH 24, 2016
It’s cost reporting season for more than 80% of all certified home health associations (HHA
by: Josh Poltilove Home health agencies spoke up in record numbers about their co
  Submit your HIPAA questions to Associate Editor Jaclyn Fitzgerald at
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By Jennifer Thew, RN Healthcare is complex (who knew?) and so is staffing the nu
MAY 25, 2017
by Josh Poltilove Your agency has gone through the quality assessment piece of QAP
Today, the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) 
The September 23, 2014 deadline to revise business associate agreements (BAA) may have seemed lik
Submit your questions to Associate Editor Nicole Votta at n
OCTOBER 28, 2015
If you haven’t done so already, do the following to help your agency tackle compliance with
by Kirsten Dize As the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) expands, agencies in Oh
Home Health Star Rating previews are now available to agencies CMS has an
Build off any protocols you already have for handling extra-busy days at your emergency departmen
FEBRUARY 6, 2020
In the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) FY17 Work Plan, the agency
JANUARY 19, 2018
A: Accessing the records of family members without a legitimate business need ma
DECEMBER 30, 2014
The American Medical Association (AMA) has run the numbers and found that, for the first time sin
The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic is causing disruptions throughout society, and government agenc
CMS addressed a question about whether agencies should discharge a patient when a home health pat
Antimicrobial resistance was found to be higher in medical device-associated infections than in t
DECEMBER 5, 2019
 We had a patient that was admitted to a home health agency after a short stay in a
by Kirsten Dize Evaluate cash flow to see how your agency would perform if reque
Telemedicine is still a niche business for physician practices and one that’s been slow to
Submit your HIPAA questions to Associate Editor Nicole Votta at
The National Association of Home Care & Hospice is following how the presidential election wi
by Megan Herr Agencies should consider implementing a solid wound care program o
  How can I ensure more effective meetings at our agency?
by Josh Poltilove The big buzz at the National Association for Home Care & Hos
CMS notes that as comprehensive APC (C-APC) policies expand, the agency needs a way to ide
Almost $20 billion was spent on medical errors in 2008, most of which were costs associated with
NOVEMBER 12, 2015
CMS on Oct. 27 provided the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) a draft versi
The way Texas and Florida agencies react-ed to the recent catastrophic hurricanes should serve as
by: Tami Swartz Agencies must take extra precautions if they want to send texts t
by Megan Herr Agencies should consider establishing processes for how to handle
  Q: Our business office wants us to start using modifier -PO (services, proced
“It was an extremely busy time for everyone, but it was also quite fulfilling. It ha
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
by Josh Poltilove Three scenarios CMS officials walked agencies through during a
by Kirsten Dize Agencies should continue efforts to get clinicians comfortable w
On December 2, the American Hospital Association (AHA) sent a let
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Home health agencies and other providers with a low volume of pending appeals at the administrati
by Megan Herr It’s more important than ever for agencies to take steps to
Procedures are detailed descriptions of the tasks required to implement and maintain agency polic
by Josh Poltilove The number of agencies that received five stars for quality of c
by Nicole Votta, Associate Editor In the wake of ONC’s release of the 2015
In the scenario you discuss, your agency had a patient that was a full admission to the hospital. Th
Hospital-based agencies are going to have more institutional admits than community admits. This m
By Carol Ebert, RN, BSN, MA, CHES, CWP I am a busy boomer. Always on the
APRIL 24, 2015
Business office refresher: Five steps for tracking a SNF leave of absence
About 32% of agencies worked to implement or complete a QAPI performance improvement project on
Agencies would have until Jan. 13, 2018, to prepare for most of the revised Home Health Condition
There are many regulatory changes that affect home health agencies each year, many resulting from
by Patricia A. Furci, RN, MA, Esq., and Samuel J. Furci, MPA, principals at Furci Associates,
APRIL 7, 2017
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NOVEMBER 13, 2015
By: Dennis Knoff One agency’s experiences during a recent pro
  The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has filed a motion f
No, supervising home health aides is a cost of doing business. Whenever possible, the nurse or th
Written by Carol Ebert, RN Are you contemplating having your own business? Check
AUGUST 18, 2016
by Kirsten Dize While agencies hustle to prepare for the Jan. 1, 2019, implement
A new meta-study by a John Hopkins research team questions the increasing use of Agency for Healt
CMS is clearing up recent confusion on what medical providers can text each other. The agency con
JANUARY 2, 2018
CMS has issued new guidance that explains how agencies can go about converting subunits to branc
In the scenario you describe, your agency admitted a patient when she was discharged home from the h
The American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators (AANAC)
DECEMBER 18, 2015
Only a select group of 43 agencies that earned 5 stars in quality of care July 12 have remained o
About 70% of agencies will work to improve performance on acute care hospitalization in 2019, acc
The year 1995 was pretty busy. Operation Desert Storm in Iraq officially came to an end, the Murr
MARCH 24, 2016
ACDIS Associate Director Melissa Varnavas will be traveling to the AHIMA CDI Summit in Alexandria
Hiring nurses is a challenge for any organization, including home health agencies. You want good
If a patient switches from traditional Medicare to MA, the agency will receive a partial episode
CMS has once again extended its moratoria on new home health agencies and new branches of existin
You ask: Once our agency makes enough improvements to move on to a different PIP, what advice do
Based on the scenario you describe: The nurse has left the agency with an incomplete resumpt
In the scenario you discuss, your agency is in Indiana and are currently going through a federal
“I chose to get an MD/MBA, and I wish more physicians had knowledge about the business and
AUGUST 12, 2016
by Steve Wilder, BA, CHSP, STS, president and COO of Sorensen, Wilder & Associates, a healthc
  Want to learn more about the Billers’ Association for Long-Term Care?
NOVEMBER 10, 2017
  Billers' Association members, have you signed up for our quarterly webinar?
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
  Billers’ Association 2019 quarterly webcast dates available, register now!
DECEMBER 14, 2018
by Kirsten Dize The number of agencies earning five stars in the quality of care
CMS and the American Medical Association (AMA) may have made peace regarding ICD-10, but it seems
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new online tool that could h
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
ACDIS Director Brian Murphy and Associate Director Melissa Varnavas will head out to western Mass
After a CMS survey, the home health agency administrator, clinical manager, and any other key per
You note that agencies have continued to improve on Home Health Compare data across the board &md
How does an agency keep the drug review up to date? The regulations req
According to the Federal Registrar, enrollment of new Medicare home health agencies, subunits, an
A Texas-based home health agency is teaming up with the Red Cross to help senior citizens forced
First let’s go over how a PEP works. When a PEP occurs, a patient begins care with an agenc
by Kirsten Dize More agencies plan to focus on improving the rate of acute care
Editor’s note: The following is an edited Q&A from the Association
Regulatory agencies encourage hospitals to rethink security and safety policies about dangerous
APRIL 28, 2017
The agency is required to supply all supplies on the NRS list. Is homecare obligated t
If the patient does not require a skilled bath, can our agency continue to provide this u
If you feel pretty confident as an agency that your documentation can pass muster and the totalit
You say that your agency just learned that according to the revised CoPs, in rehabilitation thera
Many agencies don’t yet have a plan for how to withstand potential cash flow disruptions u
About 25% of agencies say turnover is the single biggest non-regulatory challenge to clinician p
CMS began publishing home health agency (HHA) Quality of Care star ratings, based on OASIS data a
  The Conditions of Participation expect every agency to maintain an ef
While the HHGM is the most significant long-term change for agencies’ payments, in the shor
In CMS’ targeted probe-and-educate review, MACs will send ADRs to agencies that struggled
by Josh Poltilove Newly released data show a massive percentage of agencies part
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Association of Clinical Do
MARCH 11, 2015
We all know this is a busy time of year with residents leaving and other residents getting onboa
JUNE 16, 2017
by: Megan Pielmeier By using a sign campaign in patient homes, one Ohio agency w
APRIL 23, 2014
APRIL 30, 2014
MAY 14, 2014
by: Megan Herr Coding for diabetes and associated conditions can be tricky &mdas
A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association made headlines thi
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
The hazards associated with lab equipment can last well past their useful life span
These codes play no part in supply reporting or payment. An agency reports supplies; it does not
Can you give a review of how the proposed CoPs might change things? The agency mu
What potential impact does the final rule on overpayments have on home health agencies? F
Reviewed by Mary Ellen Conway, RN, BSN A home health agency depends on i
That’s hard to say because it’s going to vary from agency to agency. What I would say
If Home Health CAHPS survey vendors want to display an agency’s name and/or logo on mailing
You asked whether agencies have a responsibility to train staff to identify whether patients are
For agencies in states that haven’t started Review Choice yet, what kind of questio
One university is offering an MBA program for residents who want to add business education to the
APRIL 25, 2014
When should staff and physicians be educated about healthcare-associated infections including sur
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
If an agency discharges a patient and that patient resumes services, there may be questions abou
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its Agency Financial Report for fiscal
Medicare payment rates for home health agencies should be reduced by 5% in 2017, and there should
Home health agencies can now view the Home Health PPS PC Pricer for the 2017 calendar year. CMS p
If an agency decides to perform a mock survey itself, it should use the Conditions of Participati
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found t
DECEMBER 19, 2014
As CMS increases scrutiny on catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), organizations
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
If an agency discharges a patient and that patient resumes services, there may be questions about
 Some example of areas that an agency’s personnel policies should address are:
You ask: What are the most common, easily fixable issues you see when it comes to agencies with h
by Sharon Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D If your agency still has a long way to go t
 There are many steps agencies can take to improve their HHCAHPS scores. Among them a
APRIL 9, 2014
by Kirsten Dize With a month of OASIS-D under their belts, many agencies are str
MAY 7, 2014
In case hospitals weren’t devoting enough attention to preventing central line–associ
FEBRUARY 1, 2014
Because this is therapy that an agency would provide if the equipment were available, the same co
Earn ANCC credits while empowering yourself to tackle the most pressing challenges your agency fa
Home health agencies will now have their claims returned when Medicare systems fail to match thos
by Josh Poltilove Agencies seeking to pass CMS’ Review Choice Demonstratio
How should our agency handle patient changes in condition from a billing per
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has published further guidance on fire door safet
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
The National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) this on Tuesday announced the appointmen
Can you explain the IMPACT Act and what home health agencies need to do in regard to it?
In the new proposed home health PPS rule, CMS states agencies providing a larger percentage of ov
DECEMBER 17, 2014
It was a busy year for hospital safety experts. Whether it was facility safety, worker safety, or
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
Juggling a busy schedule during residency requires streamlining some personal life duties. Gwynne
FEBRUARY 3, 2017
The Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS), the nation’s onl
FEBRUARY 9, 2015
The Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS), the nation’s onl
DECEMBER 30, 2015
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MARCH 9, 2017
Home health agencies can seek a little comfort in the relaxed provisions that CMS has put in plac
by Megan Pielmeier Agencies should take a close look at how they conduct compete
by Josh Poltilove Agencies that wait until the last minute to prepare for the P
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