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Home Health 2018 CoPs: Summary of Changes to Patient Rights

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 patient rights §484.50.  Changes to the language include the following:

Changes to language at CoP at §484.50 Patient Rights

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Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Oct 11, 2017

Home Health: Even a Little Exercise Can Help With Arthritis

Home health care - from HealthDay: Just a little physical activity seems to go a long way toward helping older adults with arthritis remain able to do daily tasks, a new study finds.

Posted by Nathan Hope on Apr 20, 2017

Home Health Care Out-Performs Post-Acute Providers

A recent report has shown that home health agencies are outperforming their post-acute counterparts as a whole in terms of rehospitalization rates. Data released last Wednesday by the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation shows that home health agencies have markedly improved...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Apr 13, 2017

CMS Suspends Home Health Pre-Claim Reviews in Florida, Illinois

CMS will notify providers at least 30 days in advance when there is a change to the ruling.

FROM National Association of Home Care:  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Friday 3/31/2017 that it was suspending the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration program (PCRD)...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Apr 3, 2017

Bonus From Home Health Blood Pressure Medications: Fewer Fractures?

(HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure and weakened bones are two big health issues for seniors with and without home health care services.Now, new data suggests that one class of drugs might help protect against both.

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Jan 30, 2017

Home Health Care - High Rate of Antidepressant Use After Cancer

Nearly 1 in 5 survivors taking medication for depression or anxiety years later

(HealthDay News) -- Treatment for depression and anxiety is nearly twice as common among U.S. cancer survivors as it is for those who never had the disease, a new study finds.

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Jan 23, 2017

New Home Health Conditions Effective 7/13/2017

FROM MEDICARE: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have finalized HHA care policies and rules governing HHAs that will improve the quality of home health care services for Medicare and Medicaid

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Jan 12, 2017

Home Health - Cancer Death Rates Drop 25%

Cancer death rates in the United States have dropped 25 percent since the early 1990s, a new report reveals to MyHomecareBiz.com.

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Jan 9, 2017