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Home Health Conditions of Participation Summary of Changes for 2017

Final Rule

“The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule (CMS-3819-F) that modernizes the Home Health Agency Conditions of Participation (CoPs). The final rule, effective July 13, 2017, will improve the quality of health care services for all home health patients and strengthen patients’ rights. The regulation reflects the most current home health agency practices...

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Pediatric Nursing Assessment in the Community and Home Health: Pearls of Wisdom

When visiting a family in their home environment or in a community setting, there are many opportunities to assess physical, cognitive, and social-emotional health. You have the opportunity to observe the natural environment and activities of daily living in each unique family. Being aware of normal variations in growth and developmental milestones for infants, children, and adolescents will...

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QAPI in Home Care?

Quality assurance and performance improvement, or QAPI, is a process dedicated to achieving positive results for your agency, individual employees and customers. The process helps identify factors that contribute to a desired performance or outcome and how those factors can be maintained, improved or strengthened. Home care agencies use a variety of methods to monitor quality performance and...

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How to Hire In-Home Senior Care Help

In-home senior care can help an aging family member stay at home but hiring someone can seem like a monumental task. Good relationships between the care provider, the person requiring assistance, and the rest of the family are essential for a happy, functional household. Hiring an overqualified worker leads to unnecessary expense, while employing an under-qualified candidate can have...

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CMS Announces Release of 2015 Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report

This blog post was previously published on the Redilearning blog and is republished here. Redilearning became part of Relias Learning in October, 2015.

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Home Health Changes Are Coming - Are You Ready?

We’ve heard this before, right?  But with the ACA  mandating that people stay in their homes or other home- and community-based services where possible, versus moving to a nursing facility, home health roles are evolving rapidly.   The increase in workers in home health is expected to be 48% between 2012 and 2022.  And you know increased quality is expected.  Are you ready?

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The Ratings War: Medicare Home Health Compare

Ratings wars aren’t just for TV anymore. Watch Medicare Home Health for a while and you will quickly see a ratings war of a different sort – one that pits your agency against another for patients and families.

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