Category Archives: Home Health Documentation

Get the information you need to simply and improve home health documentation processes with information and advice from the McKesson Homecare Talk Blog.

Positive Consequences of Going Paperless

Paperless Home Care Agency

We often don’t realize the weight of something until it’s lifted off our shoulders, and that’s precisely what happened when the Intake department at Oxford Healthcare, Springfield, Mo., got rid of paper. Yes, going paperless is great for the environment—a … Continue Reading

New Tool Facilitates a Hands-Off Approach to Medical Record Retention Compliance and Improved Systems Performance

Health IT Tool for Electronic Health Records

The failure of medical providers to retain patient medical records information for the federal/state mandated period of time can result in penalties in the form of thousands of dollars in fines per incident and felony charges. Even after a patient … Continue Reading

How Your Home Care Organization Can Prepare for the Switch to Medicare Beneficiary Numbers

How Your Home Care Organization Can Prepare for the Switch to Medicare Beneficiary Numbers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a primer on how your organization can stay up to date on the transition to the new Medicare Beneficiary Number (MBI). The MBI will replace the Health Insurance Claim Number … Continue Reading

Watch for Electronic Visit Verification Rules in Your State

home care field device

After fits and starts in as many as 17 states, the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law during the waning days of the Obama administration.  Under the new law, electronic visit verification (EVV) is expected in all states … Continue Reading

Speed Custom Form Creation with Clinical Forms Express

Speed Custom Form Creation

While healthcare regulations and arrangements among providers have been changing rapidly, the documentation required to comply with regulatory and contractual obligations hasn’t kept pace. But home care organizations often can’t wait for the right form to become available. They need … Continue Reading