Category Archives: Home Health

Differences & Similarities between Home Health Agencies and Nurse Registries – Part 2

We’ve been exploring the differences between home health agencies and nurse registries in this three-part series.  In the first installment, we looked at the issues of billing Medicare and Medicaid.  In this part, we’ll cover the second difference: responsibility for … Read Full Post

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Differences & Similarities between Home Health Agencies and Nurse Registries – Part 1

Many individuals who consider entering the market as a home health provider in Florida come to us with the same questions: What is the difference between a home health agency and a nurse registry? What factors should I consider when … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – Boost Reimbursement through Improved Documentation: 5 Tips

Physicians and coders/billers need to be on the same page when it comes to getting claims processed and reimbursed correctly.  The key to this – and you’re probably sick of hearing it – is documentation.  Especially with ICD-10 coming around … Read Full Post

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ICD-10 Implementation is not just Doom and Gloom

Doomsday predictions certainly abound – Heaven’s Gate, Y2K, the Mayan apocalypse – and they all came and went with a fizzle.  ICD-10 has its own group of “end of the healthcare world as we know it” zealots who predict catastrophe … Read Full Post

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HR Issues for the Small Business: Disciplinary policies (Part 3)

Let’s face it, disciplining employees can be distasteful and this discomfort leads managers to follow the “let’s ignore the problem and see if it goes away” course of action. Not a good idea!  Every business should have a standardized written … Read Full Post

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HR Issues for the Small Business: Payroll issues (Part 2)

Last Monday, we reviewed hiring issues that can wreak havoc in small companies.  In this second blog of our three-part series, we will look at the two areas in payroll administration that, if not handled correctly, can lead to serious … Read Full Post

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HR Issues for the Small Practice: Hiring (Part 1)

Some fledgling organizations opt for hiring family members.  In some cases, they may be less expensive than external employees, and for some providers, there is a higher trust or loyalty factor to hiring kin.  Although we understand the many reasons, … Read Full Post

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HR Issues for the Small Practice: How NOT to Fly by the Seat of Your Pants

Many small provider organizations operate in a more informal manner, dispensing with certain formalities like job descriptions, time sheets, and established disciplinary policies, While we are not employment attorneys, we cannot over-emphasize how costly the lack of human resource policies … Read Full Post

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Long-Term Care: The Second Career That Benefits Our Healthcare System

The demographic changes affecting our country are inescapable and our healthcare system is feeling the strain.  The CDC reports: 13% of the population is over the age of 65 and will increase to 19% by 2030; In the same time … Read Full Post

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Florida Legislature Reduces HHA Quarterly Report Fines

In 2008, in order to combat the increasing amount of fraud by home health agencies, the Florida legislature instituted a mandatory quarterly reporting by all agencies of the following: Number of insulin-dependent diabetic patients receiving insulin injection services Number of … Read Full Post

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