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First Steps in Emergency Management for Home-Based Care

In September of 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule for the Condition of Participation (CoP) on emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid certified agencies. The new Appendix Z of the Medicare State Operations Manual is specifically designed for emergency preparedness. It focuses on specific principles of protecting access to...

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Developing an Interdisciplinary, Individualized Plan of Care in Home Health Care

According to recent statistics, home health referrals after acute care hospitalization have exploded, growing 65% to 3.7 million in slightly more than a decade (Jones, Bowles, Richard, Boxer, & Masoudi, 2017). Individualized patient care planning has always been the cornerstone of efficient and effective care delivery in home healthcare, and this focus is now considered a non-negotiable part...

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Changes in Home Health Required Beneficiary Notices

Effective 1/17/2017 CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is discontinuing the Home Health Advance Beneficiary Notice [HHABN]! CMS is not discontinuing, nor changing, the requirements for beneficiary notifications. Only the FORM(S) are changing.

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