Simione’s multi-disciplinary consulting team is outlining key strategies and processes to help home health agencies adopt these CoPs, which reflect an interdisciplinary view of patient care, allow home health agencies greater flexibility in meeting quality care standards, and eliminate unnecessary procedural requirements.

To assist home health providers in understanding the implications of the key areas in the Medicare Home Health CoPs, Simione Healthcare Consultants will publish a six-part series to outline the upcoming changes and provide implementation strategies for providers. From mid-February through March, the series will address the following topics: 
  • Comprehensive Assessment, Care Planning and Care Coordination
  • Patient Rights, Admission and Discharge
  • Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program and Infection Prevention and Control Program
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Personnel Qualifications
  • Organizational and Administration of Services and Clinical Records