*Fresh with updates from the Final Interpretive Guidelines
Being survey ready is an ongoing process that doesn’t occur weeks or months before the survey opportunity window. Agencies need to be aware of high risk areas and survey focus items. This education session reviews the top survey deficiencies areas identified in 2018 and what agencies can do now to be in a constant state of survey readiness.
Employers and HR managers have repeatedly expressed their dismay about missing out because their Work Opportunity Tax Credit applications weren’t handled professionally.
Home Health Care agencies are all looking for ways to increase their revenues. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is the most overlooked mechanism for an improved bottom line in the industry. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal credit that allows companies to claim $2,400 to $9,600 for each eligible new hire. Completing a simple form for each new hire could earn your company hundreds-thousands of dollars in federal tax credits.
In this episode, Nick Seabrook of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting educates me on the new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). He outlines the "new" elements of this major shift in Home Health reimbursement, how it will impact agencies, and touches on what agencies can do now to get ready for this.
Your Home Health Agency will be surveyed soon. With all the changes that are constant in the world of Home Health, one thing that does not change is the importance of preparing well for a surveyor to walk through your door - especially with new Conditions of Participation and outcome-driven care now the norm. How to prepare for and perform well in your next Survey should not be a secret.
In this episode, I get to the bottom of Pre-Claim Review, and the "new" version of PCR called Review Choice Demonstration, thanks to Aaron Little of BKD. This new podcast episode goes really in depth on the origin of PCR, and how it ultimately came to its end. It also sheds light on what to expect with the resurrected version!
Providing quality and regular Chronic Disease Education to your clinicians can feel like something that you have to do, rather than an initiative for Healthcare providers to improve Outcomes and increase reimbursement. However, this Case Study demonstrates just the opposite!
Education is key to assuring quality care for patients. The better educated the staff, the lower the costs for the entire health care system.