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7 Requirements Of A Successful Homecare Start Up

Whether you are a new homecare start up Home Care start Updeciding to expand into other business lines can be overwhelming.  It can happen the hard way or with the right support it can be successful without all the road blocks.  Find out here the 7 things you need to support yourself in a home care start up!

Supporting Your  Home Care Start Up

There are so many things someone has to keep track of and do when beginning a homecare agency or starting a new service line.  Missing something can mean the difference is thriving versus shutting your doors because you can’t proceed.  Working with professional consultants who have been through it before makes a huge difference.  It can allow you to sleep at night instead of pulling out your hair trying to make things work.

1.  Help With Getting The Right Tools

Whether you are talking employee manuals, forms, or policy and procedure manuals, it is a lot of work.  It is much harder to start from scratch.  It is very time consuming requires a lot of research.  Consulting agencies have manuals already up to date with regulations.  These can then be tweaked for anything you want specific to your agency.  It allows you the time to focus on what needs your expertise.

2. Getting Accreditation Or Ready For State Survey

Before being able to open doors for ongoing business, you must have a license and if you wish, become accredited.  This can also be a daunting process to make sure everything is in place for surveys.  Consulting agencies can provide mock surveys, policy revisions, and evaluations of your site.  This allows you to put into place what is missing as opposed to figure it all out on your own.  It is also peace of mind that someone else has looked at your agency objectively.  They are there to help you succeed!

3. Up To Date Knowledge Of The Industry

Consultants have a wealth of knowledge from years of experience doing what you are trying to do now.  They also have worked with many start ups and expansions in all demographics.  It gives them a unique experience to be able to guide you in the right direction.  Gaining the knowledge they have obtained is very time consuming and quite frankly, stressful.

4.  Hiring And Orientation

One of the toughest things to do in a start up is finding the team you want to hire beside you.  You need people to work as a team to support the goals and mission of the agency.  A consultant can help streamline this process.  This ensures you hire the people who truly fit the culture of your agency.  Once you have hired your team, sufficient training and orientation is crucial.  The right consultant offers guidance to help turn your staff into elite employees.

5.  Software Expertise

Selecting  the software system best suited to meet your needs is difficult.  It may seem like every technology company tells you they can do what you want.  However, you may have had experiences where this did not happen.  It helps to work with a consulting group with lots of experience with both sides of the EMR (clinical and billing).   Your agency size, documentation needs, location, and type of service you provide are all important in determining the correct software system to use.  Working with a consulting group that has software experts as part of the team will help lead you to the best decision for your agency.

6. Never Underestimate The Power Of Coding

We do not need to tell anyone out there how important proper coding is as getting you the reimbursement you deserve to take care of them.  Consulting Agencies that offer certified coders can provide Oasis teaching to clinicians to help them to receive maximum reimbursement for the care being provided.  It also allows a direct connection to speak with the coder as to why documentation to cover the proper codes is missing.  It will also decrease the errors when you submit your Oasis.

7.  Guidance For Staff Education

Many home care consulting firms provide complaint industry specific education and training. This education fulfills requirements, enhances client care, improves employee satisfaction, and ultimately sets you apart from the competition.

Kenyon Homecare Consulting And Your Start Up Home Care Business

At Kenyon Homecare Consulting, we offer everything outlined here, and more.  Our consultants are experienced, professional, and knowledgeable. And, our Chronic Disease University Program is the only online education of its kind.  Call us at 206-721-5091 to schedule an appointment.

Category: Agency Startups & Diversification

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