The need for home care has grown rapidly in the past decade.
Repeated reports from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission regarding excessive profit margins and accusations of questionable business practices forced the home care industry into the government spotlight. The negative attention prompted the government to issue a number of reforms. In addition, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) took matters into their hands by reducing payments and implementing new compliance requirements.
How Home Care Reform Changed the Industry
The changes brought about by the CMS include:
Homecare Software Can Play a Positive Role
New standards of care and policies have also created a ripple throughout the home health care industry. With an emphasis on proper documentation, it is becoming more and more important for providers to complete all forms and reports. As compliance challenges in home care increase, accurately documenting visits and completed tasks has never been more critical. ClearCare’s Telephony functionality gives your agency the best tool for increasing accuracy and reducing costs. ClearCare’s fully integrated telephony also reduces the risk of fraud by automatically verifying the location of where a call is coming from.
Anything your agency can do to improve communication and reduce costs is essential to your organization’s success. Staying current and up-to-date with the latest technology is the best way to remain competitive in today’s tough economy. By proving that your agency can improve patient care monitoring with real-time visibility to point-of-care, you will bring in more business and maintain a higher rate of satisfied clients.
ClearCare is a San Francisco-based software company that offers the world's first front- and back-office solution for private duty home care agencies. ClearCare's web and mobile platform for scheduling, integrated telephony, two-way caregiver messaging, and marketing makes the business of home care administration intuitive, efficient, and paper-free. With a number of home care systems on the market, over a thousand local and national home care companies have chosen ClearCare's best-of-breed system for its innovation, ease of use, and point-of-care transparency. As customers attest, the results include more efficient operations, lower administrative costs, growth in new clients and referrals, increased profits, lower turnover, and higher quality care.