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Previous studies have shown that home care has been faced with challenges such as caring problems, inadequate nurses’ ability, poor management, lack of adequate infrastructure, cultural difficulties, payment models, coordination and inter-professional cooperation, and lack of job satisfaction in home care. To manage the growth and meet the challenges ahead, home health organizations will need to focus both on relationship building and on the urgent need for new technology to ease delivery of care. Home health has long faced the problem of high turnover rates, and though those rates have gone down in recent years, it highlights the need for the industry as a whole to adopt a more future-focused recruiting strategy, one that prioritizes the staff of tomorrow over the staff of right now. The past few years have seen an onslaught of changes to payment rules from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In the final months of 2020, CMS issued a new policy on Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) that could spell revenue loss for some home health organizations. CMS plans to end RAPs entirely and shift to a new model in 2022, instituting one-time Notices of Admissions (NOAs). Both the 2021 version of RAPs and the future NOAs come with strict deadlines, with CMS requirements indicating that you’ll need to submit both within five days of the start of care to avoid penalties of as much as 20%.This means that proper and easily-accessible documentation is more crucial than ever. A robust HIPAA-compliant CRM and centralized intake documentation can help you stay ahead of the curve and avoid loss of revenue (5 Biggest Challenges for Home Health Agencies, 2021).
5 Biggest Challenges for Home Health Agencies. (2021, January 14). Enquire.