Opportunities to Open Your Own Home Care Business continue to grow due to the aging population and preference of many older Americans to be cared for in their homes. Starting a home care agency to meet this great demand for in-home care can be a rewarding business enterprise. Initially it is very important to understand the distinction between starting a medical skilled home health agency versus a non-medical home care agency.
Medical skilled home health businesses as the name implies, administer skilled licensed nursing and rehab therapy services under physician’s orders with strict guidelines imposed. Medical home health agencies require extensive licensures that could include Medicare and Medicaid certifications.
Basically non-medical home care services include personal care, assistance with daily living activities, meal preparation, housekeeping and transportation.
Such services are often vital for folks to remain safe and comfortable in their homes. Private pay rather than 3rd party billing sources are the most common form of payment for non-medical care.
Your next decision is whether to start a home care business on your own or team up with a home care franchise. By choosing a Franchise company you will be subject to franchise fees and must abide by a franchise operating agreement. This includes re-occurring franchise fees and territory restrictions.
Starting a home care business on your own will have lower start-up costs and right to provide services in all counties permitted in which your state license allows.
Please call us so that we may answer all your questions and provide a detailed overview of how to open your own home health care Business.
Our Home Care Resources are listed below
Start a Non-Medical Home Care Business
Personal Care / Companion Care
Starting a home care business can be a grueling process. The very first step in this process is to identify what type of home care business you would like to start. In most cases, a non-medical personal care business offering personal care and companion care services will be your ideal starting point.
This type of home care business, in most states, will require very little overhead to start. A personal care home care business allows you to touch your patient which means you can bathe your patient and assist with other hands on daily living activities.
Call and speak to any of our seven licensing specialists we have available. They are experts in understanding your states licensing requirements.
For more information about opening your own Personal or Companion Care Business please visit us at www.1stproviders.com.
Start a Private Duty Home Health Care Business
Another option is to open a Private Duty Home Health Care Business. This type of Home Health Care Business can provide services such as skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and social work services. A Private Duty Home Health Care Business may also be able to provide non-medical personal and companion care services (services may differ according to your state).
Those that chose to open a Private Duty Home Health Care Agency will not be providing medicare related services. Instead their patients and billing resources will be funded through working with Insurance companies, government funded programs such as medicaid waivers, workers compensation, private pay and in some states medicaid. Private Duty Home Care Agencies can also provide home care aides, companion care, and homemaker services.
For more information about opening your own Private Duty Home Health Care Business please visit us at www.privatedutyhomecareagency.com.
Start a Medicare Certified Home Health Care Business
Another option is to start a skilled care Home Health Care Business. This type of home health care business will allow you to provide skilled nursing services, physical, occupational, speech therapy services and medical social worker services. A home health care business can achieve Medicare Accreditation and be able to bill for providing services to medicare patients.
The process of Medicare Accreditation requires an agency to complete a three day Medicare survey. The survey will be an audit of the agency’s operations and minimum of ten patient clinical records. It requires a skilled staff and capitalization requirements that is not required with a non-medical personal care home care business. In some states a certificate of need must be approved before an agency can be medicare eligible.
Call us for more information about this process, Medicare’s capitalization requirements and states that require a certificate of need approval.
For more information about opening your own Medicare Certified Home Health Care Business please visit us at www.1staccreditation.com.
Start a Hospice Home Care Business
You may want to consider in opening a Hospice Home Care Business. With the staggering increase in geriatric population coupled with the improvement in medicare reimbursement guidelines, it is never been more needed as well as an exciting time to enter into the Hospice Care arena.
All that are involved in Hospice care share a similar vision that no one is ordinary. Life and death hold the possibilities of extraordinary beginnings and endings. Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families. Patients are referred to hospice when life expectancy is approximately six months or less. Hospice care can continue longer than six months if needed but requires physician certification.
Hospice care is a covered benefit under Medicare for patients with a prognosis of six months or less. A patient can remain in hospice care beyond six months if a physician re-certifies that the patient is terminally ill.
For more information about opening your own Hospice Home Care Business please visit us at www.hospiceconsulting-services.com.
Home Care Business Training
21st Century Health Care Consultants are the providers of Home Care University. We offer the industries only Lifetime Home Health Care Training and Support Program. There is no limit as to how often you or your employees can attend 21st Century Care Health Care Consultants home care business training seminar.
21st Century Care Health Care Consultants home care business training seminar includes 4, 8 hour days of off-site training essential in operating a home care business.
Courses are conducted every quarter and are provided in the following areas.
- Non-Skilled Home Care
- Private Duty / Medicare Skilled
- Infusion Therapy
- Wound Care
- Marketing / Branding
- Coding / Oasis Training
- Advanced Operational Training
Our home care business training is designed to teach you how to to sustain success once it is achieved.
For more information about training for your home care business please visit us at www.homecareuniversity.net.
Home Care License
We have experience in all states with completion of business license application. Our licensing application includes the completion of all forms and documents required by your state. We provide you with expert guidance you will need to pass your state home care business licensure inspection survey (if required in your state).
Home Care Policies and Procedures
Our home care, home health care and home hospice policy and procedure manuals are completely customized to meet your home care agency’s needs. Our home care policy and procedure manuals are written and customized to include all state and accrediting body standards as well as incorporating your home care agency’s details including your home care agency’s name, staff, logo, etc. We identify the services you are offering and what state you are offering your services in.
We also offer and prepare Civil Rights Packages, customized admission packets, human resource documents, capital expenditures budgets, strategic plan, outcome based quality improvement and literally every other home care form and document required to operate your home care business.
For more information about policies and procedures for your home care business please visit us at www.homehealthmanuals.com.
Medicaid Waiver Network
Our clinical team has over twenty years of experience providing credentialing services to health care businesses throughout the country.
Is your agency considering the opportunities for patient referrals from the following resources?
- Medicaid Waiver Programs
- Insurance Company Credentialing
- Worker’s Compensation
- Veterans Programs
We have the ability to get your agency approved to be a provider of services for insurance companies that are not enrolling in any additional health care providers. (Call us to find out how)
Did you know that Medicaid waiver programs typically have minimum startup fees and can be an excellent source of revenue?
Medicaid Waiver Programs vary by state. We know what every state offers. We can explain to you the benefits of enrollment with each and every Medicaid waiver program. Your states offers a variety of services under the HCBS and LTLS services. They includes medical and non-medical Home Community Base Services and Long Term Living Supports services.
Home Health Care Accreditation Services
There are two types of Home Care Business accreditation available for Home care businesses. The first is for Personal Care/Private Duty Home health Care Business. The major benefits of this type of accreditation are patient resource opportunities. In almost all cases a Home Care Business is required to be accredited to be qualified to work with HMO and Insurance providers, medicaid and meet requirements that are mandatory to work with certain hospitals.
Another option for a home health care business is to consider Medicare Accreditation. This is the most sort after type of accreditation allowing a Home Health Care Business to bill Medicare for their services as well as having all the additional patient resource benefits associated with a Private duty type of accreditation.
Please call us to learn more about the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), Community Health Accreditation Partners (CHAP) and Joint Commission (JCAHO).
For more information about Medicare Certification / Medicare Accreditation please visit us at www.medicareaccreditation.com.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Healthcare Acquisitions Group (HCAG) is the largest health care merger and acquisition advisory firm in the industry. We provide comprehensive and specialized services to individuals and companies wanting to sell, merge, or buy an existing healthcare organization located nationwide.
HCAG has an extensive network of seller listings and buyer relationships. Our reputation for creating win-win results will greatly benefit your ability to acquire or sell an existing business.
Wondering if it’s the right time to sell your healthcare organization? Interested in knowing what’s your companies worth, call us for a free valuation. Work with HCAG’s CPA team to attain a valuation on your company, today!
Home Care Agency Directory
This website is designed to provide a home health care resource guide for patients in need of home care services throughout the country. This site will list our health care agencies can be found by potential clients on the major search engines.
HomeCareAgencyDirectory.com is a website dedicated to the accredited agencies that 21st Century Health Care Consultants helped establish. We have prepared each of the agencies listed in this directory for Accreditation, mostly through the CHAP Accreditation process. This process recognizes the Home Health Care Agencies who have the very best of management and clinical operations. Their accomplishments are the result of 21st Century Health Care Consultants professional team and comprehensive training programs provided by 21st Century Home Care University.
For a list of our agencies we helped please visit us at www.homecareagencydirectory.com.
Medicare ADR Consultants
We are experts in helping Home Health Care Agencies and Hospice Agencies successfully deal with pre-payment medical reviews through the Additional Document Request or Additional Development Request (“ADR”) process.
Home Care Business Branding and Marketing
21st Century Care Health Care Consultants will provide you with a personalized website that is customized for your home care business. Text, images, colors are all customized to meet your goals and to help build your brand.
Our home care business consultants will also customized and provide your home care business with other essential marketing pieces such as brochures and business cards (1000 HQ glossy copies of each).
When you become a 21st Century Health Care Consultants client, your agency will be a patient referral source for the nation’s only Home Health Care Discount program.
21st Century Health Care Consultants is proud to announce a partnership with AON / Affinity. Forming the nation’s only Home Health Care Discount service program. This program will provide discounts on home health care services and will be offered to over 25 million of AON / Affinity clients enrolled in their health care insurance programs. Patient opportunities for Home Health care services will be provided by clients of 21st Century Health Care Consultants.
This program is presently being test piloted in the state of Florida. It will be soon offered in Texas, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland.
About our Home Health Care Consulting Company
21st Century Health Care Consultants has successfully helped establish more than 2000 Home Care, Health Care and Hospice businesses. We have assisted clients in all states that do not require a certificate of need (meaning the state is not accepting new licenses and/or medicare applications).
21st Century Health Care Consultants has successfully helped establish more than 2000 Home Care, Health Care and Hospice businesses. We have assisted clients in all states that do not require a certificate of need (meaning the state is not accepting new licenses and/or medicare applications). We pride ourselves in our ability to complete state Home Health Care license applications and Medicare applications quickly. We employ former state and medicare accreditation surveyors that prepare our clients for their home care license inspections and Medicare Accreditation surveys. In our long history, we have never had a Home Health Care business that follows our process fail to obtain its state license or home health care accreditation.
Today 21st Century has 30 full time employees located at its Florida headquarters. We have satellite offices and survey consultants in Sugar Land, TX (a suburb of Houston), Las Vegas, NV and Atlanta, GA. We have assisted clients in the establishment of Home Care Businesses in 43 of the 50 states.
Unlike most companies who offer diluted consulting in many different areas, we offer and pride ourselves at being the industry experts in one area.
“Medicare, Medicaid and Private Duty Accreditation Preparation and Certification”.
We can provide you with hundreds of references that you can call to find out about our quality of services. Everyone one of them will tell you that everything we do is customized for each individual agency in compliance with Federal, State and Medicare requirements.
One of our goals is to provide our clients with the necessary information so that they can make a smart and intelligent decision. The information from the first conversation with us will include all licensing requirements in your state, federal government accreditation requirements (CoPs), personnel and office requirements and all the costs associated with opening and operating your home care business.
Contact 21st Century Care Health Care Consultants