With each new year, comes a wealth of changes to the regulatory requirements for private duty and home health providers. Both Federal and State governmental regulations require that in-home care providers are abreast of regulatory changes in order to keep their business operating in accordance with current guidelines.
In the midst of running a home care business there is plenty to do; and keeping abreast of regulatory changes is an administrative function that may seem overwhelming at times. In the coming weeks, the ClearCare blog will examine some of the home care system changes for both private duty and medicare certified agencies on a Federal and State levels, as well as how a robust home care system, like ClearCare, can help homecare administrator better implement and manage new guidelines.
Among new regulations, we’ll look at prospective payments system rate update for Medicare, as well as potential changes to payroll policies for home care workers who have been exempt from minimum wage requirements in the past. Additional changes to billing and payment requirements, combined with new rules coming into effect across the board and from State to State, means that home care administrators need to arm themselves with a home care system, and practices, that keep their agency running according to regulatory requirements and efficiently.
Our coming series of blog posts will help show you how to do just that, as well as how to integrate home care systems to provide a level of customer service and regulatory compliance that stands shoulders above the rest.
Let us know what your greatest concerns and questions are about the 2012 regulatory changes in the home care industry. Leave a comment and join the conversation!