Home Care and Home Health Care Links

Accreditation
JCAHO: http://www.jointcommission.org/
CHAP: http://www.chapinc.org/
ACHC: http://www.achc.org/
CMS Regulations
Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation
Medicare Home Health Benefit Policy Manual
State Operations Manual
CMS Home Health Center
OASIS-C
OASIS-C Information and User Manuals
QIES Technical Support Office
CMS OASIS Online Tutorial
OASIS Frequently Asked Questions
OASIS Quarterly Q & A
National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel: Position Statements
Coding
ICD-10 Resources
ICD-9
PPS and Billing
Home Health Prospective Payment System Regulations and Notices
Claims Processing Manual
PPE Kits
http://www.ppekits.com
Other Helpful Links
Medicare Learning Networks (MLN) General Information and Resources
National Association of Home Care and Hospice
Home Health Face-to-Face Encounter
HCAF Home Care Association of Florida, the PREMIERE home care association in Florida. HCAF exists to provide representation, communication and advocacy for these providers, and to give them the information they need to deliver high quality, cost effective services to patients and clients in their home.
http://homecarefla.org/
HOMECARE & HOSPICE The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is the nation’s largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, and home care aide organizations.
http://www.nahc.org/
AHCA The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 10,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled, and subacute care providers that care for more than 1.5 million elderly and disabled individuals nationally.
http://www.ahcancal.org/
Private Duty Homecare Association The Private Duty Homecare Association (PDHCA) was established by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). It is a trade association of home care providers dedicated to helping the ill and disabled remain in their own homes. PDHCA is designed to answer all the questions that private duty home care providers may have regarding their businesses and practices.
http://www.pdhca.org/
Medicare.gov To ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries

. http://www.medicare.gov/

Alzheimer’s Association The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
http://www.alz.org/
AARP Discounts and benefits for adults members over 50 for healthcare, travel, and drugs.

http://www.aarp.org/

American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.
http://www.cancer.org/
American Diabetes Association The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
http://www.diabetes.org/
American Heart Association Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.
http://www.heart.org/
AOA AoA is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns. In this role, AoA works to heighten awareness among other Federal agencies, organizations, groups, and the public about the valuable contributions that older Americans make to the Nation and alerts them to the needs of vulnerable older people.
http://www.aoa.gov/
National Family Caregivers Association The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers’ lives by removing barriers to health and well being.
http://www.nfcacares.org/
WebMD WebMD offers credible and in-depth medical news, features, reference material, and online community programs.
http://www.webmd.com/