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Manchester Specialty Programs Inc.

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  • How Industry Association Membership Has Its Privileges for Home Health Care Providers

    Across the U.S, home health care and hospice providers work hard to achieve the goal of delivering quality care to patients in a manner that is safe for both patients and caregivers amid potential risks for errors, accidents and injuries. Thus, it’s important to realize the value of membership in national professional associations such as [...] Read More The post How Industry Association Membershi...

Manchester Specialty Programs Inc.

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  • The ACA’s Potential Impact on Quality of Care in Medicare Home Health Care

    Updated March 15, 2017: What the GOP’s New Health Care Proposal Could Mean for Home Care In January 2016, we took a look at the potential impact that reduced cuts in Medicare payments under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have on the quality of care provided by the home health care sector. Under the [...] Read More The post The ACA’s Potential Impact on Quality of Care in Medicare Home Health ...

Manchester Specialty Programs Inc.

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Importance of Ongoing Education, Training in Home Care and Hospice

    Home care and hospice employees provide hands-on care and personal assistance to clients with health issues, daily living needs or other chronic conditions. They are employed by home care agencies and include Registered nurses (RNs), LNAs, CNAs, physical therapists, home health aides (HHAs) and sitter/companions. These caregivers work in patients’ homes and in community-based service [...] Read Mo...

  • Wellness Programs Can Reduce Workplace Accidents, Lower Workers’ Comp Premiums

    Wellness programs have been an integral component of health plans for many organizations, particularly on the heels of healthcare reform and provisions in the Affordable Care Act that encourage adoption of these programs to help stem health insurance costs. But a wellness program, if properly implemented, can also make a positive impact on an organization’s [...] Read More The post Wellness Progra...

Manchester Specialty Programs Inc.

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  • Education: Proven Key to Health Care Organizational Success

    Republished with permission by Kenyon Connects, Virginia Kenyon All administrators in health care acknowledge that education is one of the keys to assuring quality care.  An educated staff is more effective and this ultimately leads to reduced costs for the entire health care system. Health Care Education of the Past Fifty years ago, when I [...] Read More The post Education: Proven Key to Health ...

  • Loss Control A Key Factor in Workers’ Comp for Medical Staffing Firms

    Workers’ Compensation insurance for medical staffing firms and other temporary staffing companies is a significant expense, partly due to the fact that there are many claims that last long, along with rising claims costs as well as the need for employers to up their efforts to take charge of the workers’ compensation process. This includes [...] Read More The post Loss Control A Key Factor in Work...

Manchester Specialty Programs Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Survey Shows Employee Error Continues to Be a Greater Cyber Threat for Many Firms

    In previous articles, we’ve discussed the prevalence of data breaches in the health care industry and the importance of having a strong cyber risk management and insurance program in place.  We’re revisiting the topic in the wake of a new survey of compliance professionals conducted by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics® and the [...] Read More The post Survey Shows Employee Error Cont...

  • Prevention of Pressure Injuries in Home Care Begins with Strong Protocols, Risk Management

    Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores and most recently replaced by the term pressure injuries, are a common and painful health condition, particularly among the elderly. A pressure injury is defined as “localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence or related to a medical or other device.” The injury [...] Read More The post Prevention of Pressure Injuries...

  • How the Nursing Shortage Potentially Impacts Home Health Care

    The U.S. has been experiencing a Registered Nurse/nursing shortage for decades, but the issue is expected to worsen with a growing aging population, the rising incidence of chronic disease, an aging Nurse workforce with more individuals retiring, and the limited capacity of nursing school enrollment. The shortage is expected to impact our hospitals, nursing homes [...] Read More The post How the N...

  • Fostering an Ethical Workplace in Home Health Care

    Company ethics help to define an organization’s operating culture and instilling those ethics begins at the top – with leadership who set the tone and promote ethical behavior among all employees. In fact, ethical behavior in the workplace is a crucial part of employment and can help boost a company’s reputation in the community. This [...] Read More The post Fostering an Ethical Workplace in Home...

  • Claims Resolution Critical in Selecting an Insurance Program and Carrier

    When selecting an insurance program and carrier to protect against the many risks a home health care agency faces, there are several key factors to consider. Among them are the insurance provider’s breadth and depth of experience and expertise in the home care industry and the scope of the insurance solutions offered, as well as [...] Read More The post Claims Resolution Critical in Selecting an I...

  • Understanding Private Duty Care

    As increasingly more senior adults are choosing to remain in their own homes as they grow older, it’s important to understand the type of services available should they have to deal with a health care issue, especially when it comes to private duty care versus home health care. They can be very different and involve [...] Read More The post Understanding Private Duty Care appeared first on Manches...

  • Employment Practices Liability Trends Affecting Home Health Care

    Earlier this year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its litigation and enforcement statistics for the fiscal year 2015, providing us with insight on the types of employment practices liability (EPL) lawsuits faced by businesses across diverse industries, including the home health care sector. Illegal background checks, health-related employment and pregnancy discriminati...

  • CMS Announces RAC Auditor Exclusively Focused on Home Health Care Industry

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced its next round of Medicare Fee-for-Service Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) contracts, which include for the first time a firm hired to focus exclusively on home health care, hospice and durable medical equipment (DME) claims. According to the CMS, California-based Performant Recovery, Inc. is charged with [...] Read More The pos...

  • Celebrating National Home Care and Hospice Month During November

    November kicks off a month of events honoring the home health care and hospice community and the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists and others who tirelessly serve patients and their families throughout the country, and play a central role in our nation’s health care system. It’s also a time to raise awareness about [...] Read More The post Celebrating National Home Care and Hospice M...

  • Inside Workers’ Compensation Costs for Home Care Firms

    For many home health care agencies, Workers’ Compensation coverage is necessary, but is also one of their largest business expenses. A Workers’ Compensation policy covers medical costs and lost wages as a result of an injury or illness that occurs during the course and scope of employment. Medical expenses might include hospital care, surgery, doctor [...] Read More The post Inside Workers’ Compen...

Manchester Specialty Programs Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Affordable Care Act Compliance and the Impact on Home Health Care Business Owners

    More than five years after its enactment, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be one of the top concerns for employers, including those in the home health care sector, not only because it has been one of the most comprehensive laws impacting employee benefits since the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974, [...] Read More The post Affordable Care Act Compliance and the Im...

Manchester Specialty Programs Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Administrative Defense Insurance Coverage Important for Home Health Care Clients

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) are designed to protect patients’ medical records and other health information provided to health plans, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers such as home health care agencies and hospice care. The [...] Read More T...

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