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Home Health

According to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, home care began in the US in the 1880’s. Approximately 12 million individuals currently receive care from more than 33,000 providers. In 2009, annual expenditures for home health care were projected to be $72.2 billion. With a continued emphasis on aging in place, home care will continue to have its place in the aging continuum but it is not without its challenges.
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Patient Satisfaction in Home Health Care
The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Home Health Care Survey, also referred to as the "Home Health Care CAHPS Survey" is designed to measure the experiences of people receiving home health care from Medicare-certified home health care agencies. Here is a top-level overview.

Public Reporting of Home Health CAHPS Data
The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Home Health Care Survey, also referred to as the "Home Health Care CAHPS Survey" is designed to measure the experiences of people receiving home health care from Medicare-certified home health care agencies. Public reporting of survey results will create incentives for agencies...

Starting a Non-Medical Home Care Business
As the nation ages, our elders and their caregivers face choices about care. Not too long ago, the choices were few and the images worse. With an increased desire to age in place, more and more services are being delivered straight to the home. One of the fastest growing businesses is non-medical home care.

The National Association of Home Care and Hospice
The National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) is the nation's largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, home care aide organizations, and medical equipment suppliers. From professional development to fighting for better regulation, from knowing all angles of federal and state regulations to providing the latest information affecting home care and hospice, NAHC can be a great resource to you and your clients.

National Association of Home Care and Hospice State Affiliates
Find the National Association of Home Care and Hospice state affiliates to learn about local rules and regulations and to network with colleagues in the industry.

The Rise of Home Health Care
According to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, home care began in the US in the 1880’s. Approximately 12 million individuals currently receive care from more than 33,000 providers. In 2009, annual expenditures for home health care were projected to be $72.2 billion. With a continued emphasis on aging in place, home care will...

Home Health CAHPS
The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Home Health Care Survey, also referred to as the "Home Health Care CAHPS Survey" is designed to measure the experiences of people receiving home health care from Medicare-certified home health care agencies. Here is a top-level overview.

Introduction and Overview of the Home Health CAHPS Survey
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has partnered with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to develop surveys measuring patient perspectives of care in home health. Here is the top-level information you need to know for success in acquiring and acting on meaningful data.

Home Health Care (HHCAHPS) Patient Experience Survey
The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Home Health Care Survey, also referred to as the "Home Health Care CAHPS Survey" is designed to measure the experiences of people receiving home health care from Medicare-certified home health care agencies. Participation requirements including the roles and responsibilities of...

Home Healthcare Satisfaction (CAHPS) Survey
The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Home Health Care Survey is designed to help providers measure client/patient satisfaction. This article looks at the requirements and guidelines for creating and assigning a unique sample identification (SID) number, decision rules related to processing returned mail survey...

Home Health CAHPS Web Site Reports
The Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS) Survey Data Center generates a number of reports to indicate the status of data submissions and the quality of the data submitted.

How To Administer the Home Health Patient Experience Survey
The effective administration of the home health CAHPS survey is essential to assuring reliable results that can help you improve care. Most home health care patients served by Medicare-certified home health agencies (HHAs) are eligible to be included in the Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS) Survey.

Medicare Competitive Bidding
The DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program was mandated by Congress through the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act(MMA). It has proved controversial especially to home care providers and is also a sought out topic on this site.

Non-Medical Home Care Franchise
A Franchise Business Review (FBR) 2012 Special Report on Senior Care Businesses paints a rosy portrait for the home care industry. If you are considering entry into this market, read this article.

CCRC Without Walls
While there are providers who offer aging in place services, they remain by and large, siloed approaches. Porter Hills in West Michigan has a new spin. Call it CCRC at home or as the Wall Street Journal dubbed it, continuing-care retirement communities “without walls.” Providers might consider emulating this.

Guest Writer: Angil Tarach-Ritchey RN, GCM
Angil is a national eldercare expert, author, speaker and consultant with over 30 years experience in geriatric care and advocacy, and is self described as “a nurse who loves old people.”

Hiring and Retaining the Best - A Series
Long-Term care providers need to hire and retain the best and share what has worked with others. If not the industry will continue the cycle of turnover and replacement of workers. Find out why this is important and what you can do to hire the best.

How Mobile Printers Improve Care and Compliance in Home Healthcare
Mobile Printers Improve Care and Compliance in Home Healthcare. They are an essential tool in assisting mobile healthcare professionals in their efforts to meet an increasing number of compliance mandates.

Home Health Care - Navigating Racial and Cultural Differences
Find out how to overcome cultural and racial differences in home health care. Hint. It starts with communication.

Home Health Growing Leaps and Bounds
Home Health Growing Leaps and Bounds - Two New Reports Look At New Angles

Home Health Payment Update
Home Health Payment Update-Proposed New Rules Increase Payments

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