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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

Home Health Care: Everyone Needs to Sign a Confidentiality Agreement

Home Health Care - If you have staff accessing an electronic EMR system you need have to make sure each employee signs the home health forms: EMR Confidentality Form - also known as a Non-Disclosure Form.  A confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement is absolutely necessary for an...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 11, 2017

Home Health Care Forms: Orientation Checklist II

Home Health Care Forms - Employee orientation training basics include showing new workers how to perform their jobs safely and efficiently.  But thriving home health agencies know that it is important to go much further than that. Orientation is the perfect time to begin soft skills...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Jan 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

2.5 Million More Home Health Care Workers Needed by 2030

Home Health Care News - A recent study by UC San Francisco researchers has purported to show that as many as 2.5 million additional home health employees will be required to provide service to American seniors. This comes as no surprise, given the enormous increase of the senior...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Jun 10, 2015

OASIS Home Health - Best Practices for Aide Supervisory Visits

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

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Jan 13, 2015