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Listening to feedback from employees through small group meetings and engagement surveys is one of the most effective tactics for dealing with recruitment and retention challenges.
Monkeypox presents new challenges in keeping patients and staff safe. One of the biggest hurdles for some agencies right now may be in monitoring updated guidance around infection control concerns for the monkeypox public health emergency.
Review the latest Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) sample reports as your agency puts the final preparations in place for the model’s nationwide rollout in January.
As agencies struggle to operate in a state of rising gas prices, they’re thinking strategically about ways to reduce the number of miles driven by clinicians.
Preview reports for the next round of publicly reported Home Health CAHPS survey data is expected to be available online after Labor Day.
More than half of all freestanding home health agencies will face overall negative margins if CMS goes through with payment cuts for home health services in 2023, according to estimates from the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC).
Proposed cuts to Medicare payments next year, with more cuts possible in the near future, may impact the M&A market down the road. But, for now, demand for home health agencies remains high.
The hospice payment update for fiscal year 2023 climbed to 3.8% — an estimated increase in payments of $825 million from FY2022.
The questions that CMS has answered about the new and revised OASIS-E items, such as the Patient Mood Interview, are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ongoing guidance that may be needed for consistent responses.
Approach any efforts by clinicians to streamline their documentation with skepticism, as generalizations and a lack of specificity are causing denials under post-payment review due to a failure to show medical necessity.


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