Ways Home Health and Hospice IDG/IDT Teams Can Collaborate Remotely

Ways Home Health and Hospice IDG/IDT Teams Can Collaborate Remotely

While home health and hospice care differ in purpose — hospice care focuses on easing patients’ end-of-life while home health looks to address specific illnesses, injuries, or chronic conditions in the patient’s home — they share a similar process: the use of an interdisciplinary group (IDG)/ interdisciplinary team (IDT) to improve overall care. As noted…

Home Health Billing Challenges? Four Simple Solutions at Your Fingertips

Home Health Billing Challenges? Four Simple Solutions at Your Fingertips

Demand for home health care is growing — recent data reports a total market value of more than $181 billion in 2020 and predicts a compound annual growth rate of at least 8 percent through 2025.1 As noted by Home Health Care News, increasing interest in home-based services will lead to the expansion of franchise…

The Benefits of Alerts and Notifications for Home Health Care

The Benefits of Alerts and Notifications for Home Health Care

Compliance is critical for home health providers. As noted by recent data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG), reports have identified “high error rates” across home health care agencies (HHAs) regarding Medicare claims and payments.1 And while the shift to 30-day billing periods under the patient-driven groupings…

3 Ways to Stay Compliant With Home Health Documentation

3 Ways to Stay Compliant With Home Health Documentation

More than three-quarters of Americans over 50 would prefer to remain in their home as long as possible, but just 59 percent believe aging-in-place is a realistic possibility.1 As noted by the CDC, however, a burgeoning home health care market offers potential pathways to in-place assistance. There are now more than 12,000 home health care…

Best Practices to Document, Review, and Report Home Health Visits

Best Practices to Document, Review, and Report Home Health Visits

Home health visits are on the rise. As noted by Home Health Care News, demand for home care workers in New York is skyrocketing, with 17 percent of positions now left unfilled.1 Evolving federal infrastructure plans are also looking to expand in-home care with a $400 billion boost as more seniors prefer to age-in-place.2 And while…

Home Care, Anywhere: The Benefits of Home Health Mobile Solutions

Home Care, Anywhere: The Benefits of Home Health Mobile Solutions

Expanding care markets mean that seniors now have an abundance of choices when it comes to selecting their best-fit care provider. As noted by Home Health Care News, comprehensive home care will quickly become the “glue” that holds this increasingly competitive landscape together, especially as seniors and their families seek out providers that do more…

3 Benefits of EHR Smart Scheduling for Home Health

3 Benefits of EHR Smart Scheduling for Home Health

Home health professionals strive to offer the highest quality of care when providing assistance in a patient’s home. Essential parts of this care include making sure that home visits are made on a regular basis, medications are given as needed, and follow-ups are coordinated in a timely manner. With EHR software solutions, tedious paperwork is…

Return of 2% Sequestration Cut Delayed until January 1, 2022

Return of 2% Sequestration Cut Delayed until January 1, 2022

Since 2013, the federal law has required a 2% reduction to the reimbursement (applied to the 80% of the allowed charge) that a participating provider would receive directly from Medicare; this reduction in payment is referred to as “sequestration” because a set percentage of money is automatically removed (or “sequestered”) from the amount of funding…