This is the first of a two-part article that discusses best practices for the care of patients with dementia. This month we look at an overview of the challenges presented by dementia patients and techniques that improve care.
Recognizing that patients who don't take medication for chronic conditions as prescribed are more likely to have poor control over their independence, Blue Cross has launched a program to coach people on medication adherence.
Now is a good time to be a case manager, leaders in the field report. New opportunities are opening up for case managers as the country struggles with ways to provide optimal health care for everyone while minimizing soaring costs for care.
This is the second of a two-part article that discusses the safety of home health employees. Last month, we looked at the types of workplace hazards home health employees face in patients' homes. This month, we look at how improving employee safety can affect recruitment and retention of employees and specific actions to take when an employee reports an unsafe situation.
All home health managers understand the importance of reviewing financial statements regularly, but are you correctly reporting payment variances? Are you using these variances as a way to uncover documentation or clinical issues that need to be addressed?