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Revise documentation to comply with patient rights changes within the new CoPs
Many agencies nationwide have made major strides to prepare for patient rights changes within the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs). But most have a long way to go, if responses to
’s Final CoPs Survey are any indication.
Use this checklist when revising documents to prepare for the patient rights CoP
The patient rights requirement within the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) will force agencies to make many changes to existing documentation.
Florida agencies must act urgently to prepare for CMS’ pre-claim review demo
Although there have been many efforts by home care associations to delay pre-claim reviews, so far there is no sign of stoppage. Florida agencies should urgently prepare for the April 1 start date for their state’s reviews.
Agencies should note these 3 key documentation tips for pre-claim reviews
When preparing for pre-claim reviews, agencies should ensure three key things are sound within every patient’s clinical record.
Tips for efficiently querying physicians to assign the most accurate diagnosis
Home health employees should query a physician with a question that shows they’ve done the work of going through the record and compiling relevant clinical information so all they need is for the physician to confirm or further specify the diagnosis.
Leasing fleets may make sense — depending upon the miles your employees drive
To lease or not to lease? That’s a question larger agencies — particularly those with rural clientele who are spread out over larger distances — may want to consider.
Prognosis appears negative for GOP’s replacement of the Affordable Care Act
The Republicans’ Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal-and-replace bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) released Feb. 6, neither repeals nor replaces the law popularly known as Obamacare.
Many agencies have not made patient rights changes to comply with the CoPs
by: HHL's Final CoPs Survey
In preparation for the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs), most agencies have not yet examined the language their patient speak or created patient rights forms in languages beyond English.
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