Recruitment and Retention
Agencies looking to grow their operations should take an aggressive approach to some of the industry’s toughest challenges — including recruitment hurdles and unfunded telehealth efforts — so they can find success.
The average home health coder’s salary increased just 1% to $65,795 in 2020, compared to a larger 4% increase in 2019, the year before the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) took effect.
Salary freezes, remote work, changes in retirement help and insurance benefits were just a few of the changes reported by the respondents of the 2021 Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health Coders’ Salary Survey.
Discover the average salary for home health coders in your region.
Agencies should consider circulating an employee survey as a way to gauge the climate, gather feedback and best support clinicians/caregivers especially during times such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 outbreak begins to subside, many employers are preparing to call employees back to the workplace. But many questions remain about how to do this.
Texting may be seen as too informal for some, but many find texting can be a great middle ground and a way to stay in better communication throughout the hiring process.
With a target for a return to normal approaching, now seems to be a great time to think about what preparations your company needs to make as it transitions back to something relatively normal.
Think about setting caps on the number of charts that coders are responsible for in a day to prevent fatigue that could lead to burnout and errors.
Finding fun and interactive ways to engage remote staff can go a long way in retaining them, experts say.


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