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President Donald Trump recently signed a federal spending bill into law that includes many measures that will impact the home health care industry. Home Health agencies are advised to become familiar with these developments and stay informed on the latest regulatory guidelines that impact agency processes and practices. While care... Keep Reading
With the new Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) now in effect, Axxess has been providing webinars, blog posts, on-demand videos and other materials to ensure agencies are as prepared as possible to meet the new Conditions of Participation requirements. Thousands have participated on webinars Axxess has hosted for... Keep Reading
With the new Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) now in effect, Axxess has been providing webinars, blog posts, on-demand videos and other materials to ensure agencies are as prepared as possible to meet the new CoP requirements. Thousands have participated on webinars Axxess has hosted for the industry to hear... Keep Reading
Axxess is committed to the industry’s success and continues to work relentlessly to ensure we provide the tools agencies need to successfully manage care in the home. With the new Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for home health now in effect, Axxess has been providing webinars, blog posts, on-demand videos and... Keep Reading
  The implementation date for Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation (HH CoPs) will NOT be delayed, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This means agencies are expected to be fully compliant with the updated standards during surveys conducted on or after January 13. The National Association... Keep Reading
The Emergency Preparedness (EP) regulation for home health agencies is a separate rule; however, this  regulation is tied to the new Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for agencies as well. This means that agencies must remain compliant with requirements for emergency preparedness in order to be compliant with CoPs. The Emergency... Keep Reading
As we begin 2018, Axxess is grateful for the trust and cooperation we have received from our friends in the industry as we have worked together to deliver the best possible care to those in need. Axxess is committed to the industry’s success and continues to work relentlessly to ensure... Keep Reading
As we continue our blog series on the updated Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for home health agencies, we turn our focus to the Infection Prevention and Control Standards found at Subpart B, §484.70. These standards are to ensure protection from the spread of infectious diseases, and only continue to... Keep Reading
Care in the home is the most preferred, comfortable and economical way for people to receive quality care to heal or maintain healthy lifestyles in the most familiar environment. When people are at home, they’re in control and have freedom to take care of themselves that empowers a dignity not... Keep Reading
In the last blog, we reviewed several standards in the updated Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for home health agencies aimed at quality healthcare and achieving better outcomes. Building on the theme of quality, we see additional standards regarding Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) in the new CoPs. In the... Keep Reading
The updates to the Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) emphasize quality of care on many levels, from the comprehensive assessment to structure and operation of the home health agency itself. This is consistent with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) focus on value based care and focusing... Keep Reading
Families who have loved ones requiring help with daily tasks in the home often recognize home care services as essential. But having an unfamiliar face taking care of loved ones or being in their home is still a big concern for some family caregivers. The following are five common myths... Keep Reading