HealthCare Consulting

Home Health

What is a home health agency?

A home health agency provides health care services to qualified people in their place of residence.

Types of Home Care Agencies:

  • Licensed Home Care – operates under state regulations and is monitored by the state
  • Medicare Home Care – operates under federal government (Medicare), Regulations/Conditions of Participation. Monitored by CMS under contract with state.
  • Medicaid – operates under state regulations

Types of Medicaid programs include:

Specialty programs for Children:

  • Medically Dependent Childrens Program (MDCP)
  • Comprehensive Children’s Program (CCP)

Programs designed to prevent institutionalization:

  • Community Based Alternative (CBA)
  • Primary Home Care (PHC)
  • Family Care (FC)
  • Personal Assistance Services (PAS)

Voluntary Accreditation Organizations:

The Joint Commission for Accreditation (TJC) – Operated by a private organization and is required by many insurance companies for reimbursement. Have "Deemed Status"

Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) – Operated by the National League of Nursing. Some insurance companies will accept CHAP accreditation. Have "Deemed Status"

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) – Operated by a private organization and is required by many insurance companies for reimbursement. Have "Deemed Status"

HealthCare ConsultLink can assist in starting a home health agency, developing specialty programs, performing mock surveys for compliance, assisting in responding to a survey, preparing for The Joint Commission or CHAP accreditation or in performing quality improvement (OBQI/PI) activities for a home health agency. For more information, please contact us.

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