Recruitment and Retention
Even though the Delta variant has stepped up fears and changed some employers’ plans, many are forging ahead and going back to prepandemic workplaces. That means employers have a lot to think about, and attorneys who advise employers say they may need to do some out-of-the-box thinking.
This year, many areas are experiencing a rise in minimum wage — some for the first time in many years. In other locations, there are rising pressures beyond legal requirements, as employers are finding they’re simply not receiving as many applicants as they did in the past for roles that are on the lower end of the pay spectrum.
A decline in home health aide use received attention in the 2022 proposed home health PPS rule, and CMS suggested a possible change in case-mix methods with the help of comments on the rule.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on us all, but it has created an increasingly challenging environment for working parents in America.
Achieving substantial change or progress requires pushing past the superficial and digging deep. As a business leader, this almost certainly comes with facing some difficult, distressing truths.
More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic upended the nature of work as we knew it, it’s no surprise that there has also been a transformation in how people are recruited and hired for work.
There is more competition than ever when looking for skilled clinicians. And market changes driven by the pandemic mean you might need to shift your recruitment practices to account for the new normal.
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.


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