Recruitment and Retention
An ounce of prevention can prevent a pound of trouble — and legal bills — when it comes to hiring and pre-employment testing practices.
With the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) set to go into effect on or after Jan. 1, 2020, agencies large and small are starting to consider how the new payment model is going to affect their utilization of therapy — and many are considering reductions.
You’ve created a compliance program, but are you getting the most out of it? A hospice or home health agency that fosters and supports a culture of compliance is more likely to operate an effective compliance program and to prevent costly fines or condition-level survey deficiencies.
As the number of employees increased at Shanadoa Home Health in Bartlesville, Okla., Owner Shanda Minson sought to improve corporate culture and eliminate back-stabbing and territorial disputes among workers.
Following a recent DecisionHealth webinar about the final interpretive guidelines for the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs), agencies asked questions of industry expert Diane Link, owner of Link Healthcare Advantage. Here are some of Link’s answers.
by: J’non Griffin, president and owner of Home Health Solutions LLC
Agencies should use a checklist to ensure they include key components within an effective orientation program.
Many home health agencies fail to properly recognize and reward employees that go above and beyond the normal scope of work, industry experts say. This can lead to disgruntled employees who leave and drive up recruitment costs. 
Conduct “stay interviews” with your agency’s clinicians in an attempt to reduce turnover.
During the Private Duty Platinum Awards event, professionals and organizations come together to highlight their work, be publicly recognized, celebrate successes and collectively recognize the high-level of work that makes a positive impact on the lives of their clients. The finalists and winners, as determined by an expert panel of judges, for DecisionHealth’s inaugural Platinum Awards – Private Duty, have been posted! 
Identifying compassion fatigue in yourself and in staff — and working to address the issue — can help your agency retain employees longer and achieve better home health or private duty outcomes.


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