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How to Perform Employee Evaluations: Home Health Policies

Your home health 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 reviewer - handles the...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Apr 4, 2018

What's in Your Nursing Bag?

Do you have home health forms on what nurses should carry in their nursing bags for home health visits?  If not...use ours!

Recommended supplies for home health nursing bags:

  • Current compact-sized drug reference book
  • Current home health care handbook

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Apr 3, 2018

7 Keys to the Retention of Home Health Employees

The quality of home health employees management that a nurse, therapist or aide receives is critical to employee retention. The reasons home health workers leave their jobs has more to do with management and supervision not the job itself.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 2, 2018

2018 CoPs: (Draft) Interpretive Guidelines for §484.80 HHA Duties

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a draft of the Interpretive Guidelines to the final Conditions of Participation scheduled to be implemented January 13, 2018. CMS has asked for feedback on the Draft Interpretive Guidelines. The draft Interpretive...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jan 2, 2018

Home Health 2018 CoPs: Updated Personnel Qualifications

Medicare's new home health Conditions of Participation go into effect in January 2018. There are multiple changes to the language of the condition regarding personnel qualifications §484.105. Changes to the language include the following:

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Oct 24, 2017

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

Best Practices for Home Health Aide Supervisory Visits

Include the following evidence-based best clinical practices for performing Home Health Aide supervisory visits:

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Nov 15, 2016

OASIS C1 - Best Practices for Aide Supervisory Visits

Include the following evidence-based OASIS C1 Home Health best clinical practices for performing supervisory visits:

The objective of the home health supervisory visit is to determine...

  1. if the aide is following the careplan,
  2. if the careplan is meeting the patient's needs,
  3. if the...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Jul 21, 2016