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.

ICD-10 Training Should Top Your To-Do List

ICD-10 Training Should Top Your To-Do List

A last-minute amendment last year to legislation regarding the sustainable growth rate for physicians, delayed the implementation of ICD-10 coding for one year, with a new deadline set for October 1, 2015. But this year’s permanent fix, signed by President … Continue Reading

Anthem Breach Puts Focus on Data Security

Anthem Breach Puts Focus on Data Security

The Anthem breach, which affects the patient and demographic information of nearly 79 million people, has shined a bright light on data security practices among healthcare providers. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, covered the privacy … Continue Reading

Interdisciplinary Care Planning Gives More Complete Patient Picture

Interdisciplinary Care Planning Gives More Complete Patient Picture

Interdisciplinary care planning is a key component of the clinical management functionality of McKesson Homecare™ home care software. Nurses, therapists and social workers have their own goals and outcomes that are reflected in the care plans they create. But are … Continue Reading

Data, Analytics Are Keys to Agency Success

Data, Analytics Are Keys to Agency Success

As evidenced by the Agency Opportunities and Challenges Executive Survey that McKesson conducted this spring, declining reimbursements and cost containment are common issues that a majority of agencies face. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) paints a … Continue Reading

The True Costs of Paper-Based Systems

The True Costs of Paper-Based Systems

Paper is just so darn convenient, isn’t it? Grabbing a piece of paper to record something is so ingrained that it’s difficult for many of us to give it up. But that convenience doesn’t offset the true cost of paper, … Continue Reading