As a service to our customers & other home health professionals, we provide this web site as a free education and research tool. It will aid your quest for solutions to current or approaching business problems or needs.Home Health Compliance: Lessons Learned From Agency Examples
Some agencies have learned the hard way that problems with compliance can lead to fines, jail time and other penalties. But they also learn to revise their processes to better spot and prevent problems. They’ve revised investigation protocols, updated policies, adjusted the role of the compliance officer and developed performance improvement projects related to compliance, according to Home Health Line’s recent compliance survey. Learn more in this whitepaper about the government’s efforts to enforce regulations and agencies’ efforts to improve compliance. Read more...Staying Compliant with Anti-kickback Rules and the Stark Law
Home health agencies have to work with other providers, such as hospitals and physicians, to coordinate patient care and earn referrals. But because Medicare dollars are involved, agencies need to be especially careful with those relationships. This whitepaper describes a variety of ways home health agencies work with other providers, the pitfalls that agencies need to avoid and the steps they need to take to comply with the anti-kickback statute, Stark law and other regulations. Read more...The Essentials of an Effective Compliance Program
Even home health agencies that have compliance programs in place often are missing key components that make the program effective, according to Home Health Line’s recent compliance survey. Yet, many home health leaders are exposing their agencies to compliance risks because they're not familiar enough with all aspects of compliance to implement their programs effectively. Agencies need to understand their requirements, develop and execute specialized compliance training for the various types of staff and provide adequate resources to their compliance personnel to mitigate their regulatory exposure. This exclusive, five-page whitepaper discusses in detail the hottest topics in home health compliance now that health care reform has moved compliance to the forefront, including the components of a compliance program, lessons learned with compliance programs, risk assessments, plus ten proven ways to spot compliance risks. Read more...