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Home Health Care: How to Perform Employee Evaluations

Your home health care management policies and procedures need to address how to perform employee evaluations, reports MyHomecareBiz..  Employee evaluations shouldn't be intimidating for you or your employee. Preventing a negative experience can depend on how you - or another...

Posted by Steven Steggles on Apr 25, 2017

High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide

(HealthDay News) -- As the number of people around the world with elevated or high blood pressure increases, so do the number of deaths linked to this "silent killer," a new study contends.

An international analysis of nearly 9 million people states that the rate of high blood...

Posted by Steven Steggles on Jan 26, 2017

Home Health Coding: The Real Reason for ICD-10-CM

There have been delays…

Like the rest of the planet, Home health EMRs and other home health consultants have implement ICD-10-CM. On January 16, 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a regulation requiring the replacement of ICD-9 with ICD-10 as of...

Posted by Steven Steggles on Nov 28, 2016

Medicare Part-B Therapy Cap Values for Home Health Billing (CY) 2017

Medicare Change Request (CR) 9865, describes the amounts and policies for Medicare Bart B outpatient therapy caps for home health billing CY 2017. For physical therapy and speech - language pathology combined, the 2017 therapy cap will be $1,980. For occupational therapy, the cap...

Posted by Steven Steggles on Nov 11, 2016

Home Health Care Management: How to Perform Employee Evaluations

Your home health care management policies and procedures need to address how to perform employee evaluations.  Employee evaluations shouldn't be intimidating for you or your employee. Preventing a negative experience can depend on how you - or another reviewer - handles the...

Posted by Steven Steggles on May 14, 2015

Home Health Policy and Procedure Manual - Fine Motor Exercises

Fine Motor Exercises to Improve Hand Strength, Dexterity & Coordination

Include the following evidence-based best clinical practices in your home health policy and procedure manual:

What are Fine Motor Exercises?

Fine motor skills are small, precise, coordinated movements, like...

Posted by Steven Steggles on Feb 17, 2015

Get Training for ICD-10-CM for Home Health Coding

Why are we switching to ICD-10-CM for Home Health Coding?

There have been delays…

On January 16, 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a regulation requiring the replacement of ICD-9 with ICD-10 as of October 1, 2013. In February 2012, HHS announced it...

Posted by Steven Steggles on Jan 12, 2015