Category Archives: Home Health

How is the ICD-10-CM Code Set Different from ICD-9-CM?

ICD-9 codes have between three and five characters, and with the exception of “V” and “E” codes, are exclusively numeric.  The fourth or fifth character is utilized for greater specificity and combinations of diagnoses are coded separately.  One example is … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – OSHA Proposes Publishing Worker Injury Data

In 2012, nearly three million people were injured at work, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics.  A proposed law, announced on November 7th , would require businesses with more than 20 employees to annually file their OSHA 300 form … Read Full Post

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Outsourcing: The Key to Mission Control

During a recent dinner presentation, a hospital CEO from another state commented about her NFP’s strong profit orientation and how its sustainment necessitated a critical review of all processes.  The leadership team’s decision was to outsource several functions that are … Read Full Post

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How to Open a Business in the Long-Term Healthcare Industry

Today’s entrepreneurial culture and trends in the long-term care industry have converged into a perfect storm.   The home health field is rife with opportunity for building a profitable business that provides needed, quality and compassionate care.  In response to the … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – How to Manage an OSHA Inspection

Does your company have a process for if and when any government agency shows up for an inspection?  If you don’t, we suggest you add this to your priority list for the end of this year because many regulatory agencies … Read Full Post

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The Importance of Customer Service in the Healthcare Industry

The need for healthcare organizations to be profitable drives the industry to enhance the participation of physicians and other caregivers, to stay abreast of technology and cutting edge changes to stay competitive and to innovate in cutting operational costs. Where … Read Full Post

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Home Health Case Managers Can Save the Day

In the field of home health, the single most important individual just might be the case manager.  Given the increasing pressure for all providers to assure cost-effective, high quality care, a skilled case manager can enhance quality of care and … Read Full Post

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Employee Relations: Lay the foundation for a good business!

A good work environment is the foundation of a solid and effective employee-relations program.  Employee relations focuses on communication as it relates to satisfactory productivity, motivation, morale and the prevention and resolution of problems that arise or affect work situations. … Read Full Post

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Professional Association involvement: It’s not just for “newbies”

Students and early careerists often ask about the most important contributor to career success.  The answer never lends itself to just one factor, but usually to a list of the top three, which includes professional organization involvement.  In addition, this … Read Full Post

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Differences & Similarities between Home Health Agencies and Nurse Registries – Part 3

Welcome to the third part of our series about the differences between home health agencies and nurse registries. In this installment, we’ll review the last criterion from our list:  one qualifying service by direct employee. Medicare requires that a home … Read Full Post

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