Category Archives: Home Health Billing

Benchmarks Help Agencies Understand Key Metrics

Benchmarks Help Agencies Understand Key Metrics

Regardless of whether your agency is seeking to grow revenue, control costs, find new referral partners or something else, benchmarking is a critical consideration, says David Berman from Simione Healthcare Consultants. But benchmarking should be a group effort with buy-in … Continue Reading

Play it Up: Scheduling’s Role in Improving Private Duty Care

Scheduling's role in private duty care

Doing more with less has become something of a mantra in healthcare. For those involved with private duty nursing, doing more with less is just the tip of the iceberg, say Shallina Bowers, executive director, HealthCare Services, and Wes McGuirk, … Continue Reading

Three Questions You Should be Asking about Benchmarks

Financial benchmarking is critical for home health and hospice agencies that want to grow their bottom lines. Comparing your agency’s business processes and performance metrics to industry best practices can help guide your organization to use reliable and fundamental financial … Continue Reading

CMS Rebasing Proposal Worries Agency Associations

The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare and the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) recently expressed alarm at Medicare funding cuts proposed by CMS. Home health agencies will want to keep a close eye on the next stages … Continue Reading

Five Ways to Maintain Agency Margins

In order to survive further projected cuts in Medicare reimbursement, home health agencies must become more efficient, according to Mark Sharp, CPA, partner at BKD, LLP. Sharp notes that Medicare margins for home health dropped nearly 20% between 2008 and … Continue Reading