Quality Outcomes
09/02/2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) clarified the threshold for the amount of relief funds that would require providers to deliver additional data elements to keep their money after August 17, 2020.
09/02/2020
Helping patients with diabetes manage their care and avoid preventable readmissions is challenging under normal circumstances, but even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic.
08/26/2020
Patients coming to home care after long, intensive hospital stays as a result of COVID-19 require intensive physical therapy, but the key is to balance physical visits with virtual visits while also taking into account the patient’s tolerance.
08/05/2020
Some home health agencies have started offering outpatient therapy services as a new service line in response to the growing demand for patients to receive this service in the home.
07/29/2020
Following is a list of some of the more significant, key benchmarks that agencies can manage and track to help secure cashflow during PDGM, the pandemic and beyond, says John Reisinger, CPA, owner of Innovative Financial Solutions for Home Health in Tampa, Fla.
07/29/2020
Several months have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic began and many agencies have begun to see its effects on the mental health and overall well-being of their elderly patients who have been in isolation.
07/22/2020
One of the biggest ways to avoid patient complaints is to clearly communicate clinicians’ schedules to patients.
07/15/2020
Home health agencies may soon have access to a new home infusion therapy (HIT) benefit, effective January 1, 2021, if the related proposals in the 2021 PPS rule get finalized.
06/04/2020
The risk of patient paperwork transmitting infection is low, unless the patient is coughing onto the paper, experts conclude.
06/04/2020
Increased age, medical co-morbidities and dementia-related behaviors can increase one’s risk for COVID-19.

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