Benchmarks
02/27/2017
by: CMS
L591 (Nursing services) was the fourth most common citation for hospices during surveys in 2016, CMS data show. It was not among the most common citations in 2015. In 2016, the 10 most common deficiencies for hospices yielded 1,009 citations. Those 10 deficiencies drew 69% more citations than they did in 2015.
02/20/2017
by: Home Care Pulse in Rexburg, Idaho
Search engine optimization (SEO) was the top consumer marketing source for private duty agencies in 2015, according to respondents of the 2016 Private Duty Benchmarking Study by Home Care Pulse in Rexburg, Idaho.
02/13/2017
by: HHL’s 2017 Trends Survey
About 36% of agencies have “Skype/other video technology to speak with patients” as an item on their wish list, according to the 238 respondents to a question on HHL’s 2017 Trends Survey.
02/06/2017
by: CMS
G0158 (Written plan of care established and periodically reviewed) remained the most common standard-level deficiency in 2016, followed by G0159 (Plan of care covers diagnoses, required services, visits, etc.), data CMS provided HHL show.
01/30/2017
by: CMS
The most common condition-level deficiencies involve skilled nursing services. G0168 was cited 98 times in 2016, 29 fewer times than in 2015.
01/26/2017
by: CMS
G0158 (Written plan of care established and periodically reviewed) remained the most common standard-level deficiency in 2016, followed by G0159 (Plan of care covers diagnoses, required services, visits, etc.), data CMS provided HHL show.
01/23/2017
by: Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service’s 2016-2017 Home Care Salary & Benefits Report
RNs nationwide had a turnover rate of 19.1% in 2016, compared to 19.9% of nurses the prior year. LPNs had a turnover rate of 17.5% in 2016, compared to 11.5% the prior year. hat’s according to the more than 1,900 agencies participating in the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service’s 2016-2017 Home Care Salary & Benefits Report.
01/16/2017
by: Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service, Oakland, N.J.
The roles of quality improvement (QI) managers and clinical supervisors have taken on increased importance during the transition to ICD-10, the launch of 5-star ratings and the adjustment to the new value-based purchasing model.
01/09/2017
by: Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service’s 2016-2017 Home Care Salary & Benefits Report
RNs nationwide earned 2.76% more in 2016 than they did in 2015, according to the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service’s 2016-2017 Home Care Salary & Benefits Report. More than 1,900 agencies participated in the study.
12/22/2016
by: HHL’s 2017 Trends Survey
About 76% of agencies plan to spend more money to train on the new Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) in 2017 than they had in 2016, according to the 234 respondents to a question on HHL’s 2017 Trends Survey. No respondents plan to spend less on this.

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