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To Code Or Not To Code? That Is The ICD Question....

Today, many agencies with a small Medicare footprint minimize the importance of proper coding. So, for the purposes of this posting, we would like to consider why the size of your Medicare census is irrelevant to how you code. Let's look at the...

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interim management

Your Administrator Is Really Green. Get Them From Green To Seasoned...

Whether you are a home health start-up or an established agency, having the right admin for your business is crucial to get it going or keep it running smoothly. Today, we would like to look at reasons why short term interim management may be the...

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unemployment

Employer Rights: Knowing What To Do When You NEED Employees Back...

As employers continue to muddle through the "new normal" in the workplace amidst the pandemic, getting people back to work has been a struggle. Regardless the reason for the push-back, employers have had to sift through when it makes sense to allow...

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puzzle

What’s In An ICD 10 Code?Do You Write Care Plans For...

An ICD 10 code is more than just a few digits on a 485. We may know this from a reimbursement standpoint, but not always consider it from the clinical end. I'm going to age myself a bit and rewind to a time when nurses did their own coding which...

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employee refusing

Are You Having Trouble Getting Staff Back Into The Office To...

For today, this blog is going to go somewhat off script. Normally, we post about industry education, best practices, patient care, and operational strategies to make home care, home health, and hospice agencies thrive. However, since the beginning...

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Interim management

Well, If You’re Not Pulling Your Hair Out Yet, Then Now...

The home health industry has been hit in the last several years. Whether we are talking changes to the COPs including emergency preparedness requirements, PDGM, or the challenges currently faced with the Covid pandemic, it has been tough. So, if...

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