Homecare: Restore or maintain patient’s optimal level of well-being in a familiar environment.
Home health care is the highest in total healthcare expenditures.
All the following are patient factors in home care, except for?
Too “sick” for self care but healthy enough to avoid institutional setting
Assisting caregiver (child, spouse, etc.) availability
Patient’s living environment meets care needs
Services available in patient geography
Financing available (such as coverage from Medicare/Medicaid)
All are patient factors of home care
Home care services include: Infusion therapy, home medical equipment, nursing, rehabilitation, therapy, social services, and homemaker services.
Typical home care services include all except
minor home surgery
The balanced budget act 1997 helped reduce Medicare fraud and increased prospective payments for home care.
The HIPPA 1996 was designed for insurance reform & administrative simplification improves home care reimbursement.
Which organization(s) is part of the regulation of home care? (check all that applies)
State: Departments of Health
Home care accreditation body includes: The Joint Commission, Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Community Health and Preventive Services Organization.
Hospice services cannot legally be provided in a patient's home in most states.