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2018 Employee of the Quarter: Nicole MacLeod

2018 Employee of the Quarter: Nicole MacLeod

Nicole MacLeod is a graduate of Wilkes University with her BSN in 2008. Nicole obtained a Master’s degree in Nursing Education in 2015. She has been a nurse for 10 years and has provided care to patients in all stages of life, from birth to geriatrics, as well as Hospice care. When Nicole joined the Associated Family Home Care Team,…

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Medicaid eligibility for Medicare beneficiaries who need long-term care in the home or community

Medicaid eligibility for Medicare beneficiaries who need long-term care in the home or community

All states have at least one Medicaid home and community-based service (HCBS) waiver program that provides general health coverage and coverage for certain services to help you stay at home or in a community-based setting (for example, in an assisted living facility). Remember that Medicare only covers home health care if you meet certain criteria, such as being homebound and…

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The Right to Choose Providers

The Right to Choose Providers

By Joy Hicks All patients have the right to choose the provider who renders health care services to them. This is typically in reference to patient referrals from physicians and hospitals. Physicians and hospitals often refer patients to specialists, home health care, long-term facilities or other health care professionals for further care outside of their expertise or ability to provide continuity…

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Patients are in Control: Choosing Home Health and Hospice Providers

Patients are in Control: Choosing Home Health and Hospice Providers

Today, on the CareAnyware home health and hospice software blog, attorney and home care legal expert Elizabeth C. Hogue shares details about the CoPs that apply to hospitals and discharge planners regarding referring patients to home health agencies after hospital discharge. Patient freedom of choice is essential and it’s key that discharge planners be sure not to influence patient choice…

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