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As we enter a new phase in the pandemic with growing vaccine access, and as some areas recover from winter disasters, it’s an important time to review emergency preparedness plans, procedures and staff training.
Home health agencies are recognizing the importance of replacing fax machines and lengthy telephone calls with electronic communication, but leaders should make sure they are sharing the right information in the right format when working with referral partners and physicians.
Home health agencies are among a short list of employers targeted in a new national emphasis program (NEP) as officials look to protect workers at serious risk of contracting COVID-19.
A New Mexico employee has filed what appears to be one of the first lawsuits opposing an employer’s vaccination mandate.
Learn more about the concerns your employees are bringing to their personal COVID-19 vaccine decisions, and respond with education and empathy to address hesitancy, says agency leaders already applying these principles in their approach to the issue.
Ensure clinicians and caregivers are trained on recommended safety protocols around administering COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound patients, the CDC states in recently released guidance.
Agencies are receiving new guidance from Medicare Administrative Contractors to address one of several issues that have caused erroneously rejected RAPs and claims since the start of the year.
Home health services conducted via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic will be audited by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) according to a recent announcement that has left home health agencies, and consultants that work with them, wondering why the government would audit services that are not reimbursable by CMS.
Industry leaders are raising the alarm that too many caregivers appear to be declining the COVID-19 vaccine. While mandatory vaccination policies are likely legal, experts are stressing education as a better option for employers.
COVID-19 has devastated many home health agencies across the U.S., and Basin Health Companies, a home health agency in New Mexico serving the Navajo Nation, was no exception.


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