Home Care Answers

Farmington,  UT 
United States
http://www.homecareanswers.com
  • Booth: 100


Thank you for visiting Home Care Answers. We provide industry leading OASIS review, coding, auditing, consulting, and reporting for agencies large and small. Please visit www.homecareanswers.com for information and request a free 10 chart audit!

Home Care Answers has been serving Home Health Agencies since 2000.  We use only US based clinicians and reviewers, provide a 1 business day turnaround.  We have built a PDGM calculator that shows financials, LUPA threshold, HIPS, coding and suggested OASIS changes on each report.  We provide a wealth of data to help agencies track KPIs, identify training opportunities (track OASIS changes by clinician), and provide training and support for agencies of all sizes.  Have a robust platform to show and create value for agencies.  We can show value created through data we provide at no charge. 


 Videos

Home Care Answers Introduction Video

 Press Releases

  • Home Care Answers has seen the need for data to help drive and inform decisions that home health agencies need to make.  "We strive to provide needed data and reporting in an easy to digest format,"  CEO Wayne Ferrin said, "we have all the information that agencies need, so we want to provide it back in a quick and easy fashion."  

    Home Care Answers built, tested, and released an internally built PDGM Calculator in July of 2019.  HCA has been on the forefront of PDGM acceptance, technology, and adoption.  

    "We realized very early in PDGM that we could be a huge benefit and differentiate ourselves from the marketplace because of our platform, the amount of data we have, and the ability to provide that data in a meaningful way,"Vice President of Sales and Marketing Keith Grunig said.  While a relative newcomer to the home health space, Grunig brought his knowledge of data analytics and their importance to Home Care Answers.  

    "I have always said data drives decisions, but great data drives great decisions." Grunig said.  With PDGM and the change in payment models, Home Care Answers saw an opportunity to use the data they were already collecting through OASIS review and coding and give it back to their client partners.  HCA built an implemented an administrative dashboard in the fall of 2019.  This shows the financial gain from pre/post audit corrections, additional revenue, profit, and ROI over the last rolling 12 months.  The dashboard also shows top OASIS suggested changes in key areas, PDGM questions, 5 Star Questions, GG Questions, and top OASIS questions.  

    Leaders can see very quickly key metrics on organizational opportunities.  Futher reporting is available to look deeper into each of those areas at the click of a button.  The same reports are available to look at a more granular level- even down to the clinician level.  This allows agencies to see training and development opportunities, and then track training effectiveness over time through customized date ranges.  

    Further reporting will continue to help.  Agencies can see the breakout of key indicators such as the ratio of institutional vs community referral, average value of each diagnosis group, numerical break down of the census make up, and much more.  

    This has helped many agencies identify areas of concern quickly.  "Many agencies don't see the analytics until too late in the process, which doesn't help them react or correct very quickly." Grunig said.  "If there are 10 steps in a process and an error is made on step 3, but not uncovered until step 10, then it makes it difficult on agencies.  We help uncover the errors in OASIS, coding, revenue, and other areas quickly so that agencies can act vs. react." 

    The updated reporting and administrative dashboard will be ready to demo for the NAHC Financial Conference.  Contact Home Care Answers for a demo of the dashboard and platform.


 Products

  • OASIS Review and Diagnosis Coding
    Thorough review of OASIS and Diagnosis Coding to maximize PDGM reimbursement and ensure compliance....

  • Our team of US based, certified, and qualified reviewers will review all applicable documentation and all OASIS questions to ensure maximimum quality, compliance, and reimbursement.  We then provide a detailed report showing the Pre/Post Audit findings including coding, OASIS suggested changes, rationale for the suggested changes, LUPA Threshold, and financial reimbursement.  

    In addition to the review summary, we provide the aggregate data in several dashboards that provide our agency partners with critical data that helps agencies make the best decisions with that data in one place without having to collect it.  We provide a summary of the financial gain from our services, aggregate OASIS suggested changes in key sub groups.  This can be drilled down to the clinician level.  Aggregated data showing average value by file for each clinical grouping for that agency.  We can provide this for agencies with multiple branches at the aggregate level and the corporate level.  This is powerful information that allows our agency partners to use the most correct data without lag from EMR or delays from billing.  

    We provide the data to our agency partners at no additional charge from our services.  We believe that by putting the data at your disposal allows for best decisions.  Agencies maximize ROI through our services, and then maximize continual improvement by using the data we provide to decision makers to make the best and most informed decisions.  

    "Data drives decisions, but great data drives great decisions."


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