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Does Your Annual Meeting Include These 11 (Required) Items?

Medicare's Conditions of Participation (CoP) requires an HHA's Governing Body to regularly evaluate the policies and procedures that regulate the Agency's:

  • Agency-wide risk management
  • Patient-specific risk management
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Employee Management: continuing education,...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 1, 2022

Can Your Governing Body Answer These 10 Questions?

Medicare's Conditions of Participation (CoP) requires a Home Health Governing Body that must oversee hundreds of policies and procedures to monitor and regulate infection control, quality assurance, fiscal performance and accounting, emergency preparedness, employee credentials and...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jan 17, 2022

Home Health Ethics: Explaining Patient Rights on Admission

In the healthcare setting, ethical behavior includes

      1. respecting patient choice,
      2. protecting patient confidentiality, privacy, and security, and
      3. administering health care services according to professionally-accepted standards of practice.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jun 30, 2021

Home Health CoPs: Emergency Preparedness Checklist

In January 2018 Medicare made multiple changes to the language of the condition regarding Emergency Preparedness §484.102. Medicare also created an exception to emergency preparedness testing and drills: if the HHA experiences an emergency - that requires activation of the emergency...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Dec 16, 2020

3 Steps to Effective Home Health QAPI

CHAP, JCAHO, ACHC & Medicare require that “The group of professional personnel meets frequently to advise the agency on professional issues, to participate in the evaluation of the agency’s quality assurance program...”

Your Agency's Incident Reporting System is the foundation for...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jun 15, 2020

Home Health Care Policies: Emergency Preparedness

Home Health Care Policies: Emergency Preparedness

In the event of a flood, fire, hurricane, tornado, blizzard, wind storm, and any other disaster that affects the delivery of scheduled home health care services, your agency should have the following emergency preparedness plan to...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jun 11, 2014