The Office of Health Care Facilities is responsible for governing the home care industry in Tennessee. The state offers a low cost of living and a slow-paced lifestyle to seniors, which makes the state an ideal place to live in its golden years. However, to ensure quality, the state has rules that home care agencies must abide by to make senior care quality. Some of which are:
Using a home care management software can make your life easier. The GPS-enabled technology can help Tennessee Home Care Agencies verify and keep track of caregiver billing and payroll. Caregiver training helps caregivers expand their skills and lets them learn anywhere and anytime!
Responsively designed and feature-rich apps to seamlessly run your home care agency on the go.
GPS-enabled app to seamlessly manage caregiver visits.
Increase agency staff productivity and organize daily activities on-the-go.
CareSmartz360 is a trusted partner for Tennessee home care agencies looking to scale their operations while meeting state laws and regulations, including EVV standards.
DIDD will implement EVV effective January 01, 2020. However, until that time, home care providers will continue using their existing EVV contractor.
The states that have not implemented EVV by January 1, 2020, will be subject to several FMAP reductions unless they have made a “good faith effort” exemption and have encountered some “unavoidable system delays.”
The complete data that must be captured during a visit is:
Yes, the objective of an electronic visit verification system is to reduce the need for managing paper timesheets manually. The use of an EVV-compliant home care software like CareSmartz360 in Tennessee will eliminate the need for caregivers to use paper timesheets for reporting.
Tennessee enacted Ban the Box legislation in 2016, wherein home care providers are prohibited from inquiring about a candidate's criminal history on their employment application. While state employers have the right to conduct background checks, they must do so later in the recruiting and hiring process, after completing the initial screening of job applicants.
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) is just like health coverage continuation wherein Tennessee offers mini-COBRA. Tennessee's health coverage continuation law applies to home care providers with between 2 to 19 workers. This act covers the affected workers for up to three months after the worker's group health insurance coverage has ceased.
Yes, your agency will be the billing provider. The caregiver will not be billing Tennessee Medicaid directly. All claims will still be mandated to be billed from the agency.
CareSmartz360- the home care software solution speeds up the billing processing time and reduces repetitive manual tasks. It:
Switching from an old home care software to CareSmartz360 is effortless- all thanks to open APIs, making it an ideal migration tool. These make transition hassle-free and onboarding easy. You can connect CareSmartz360 with any existing tool like QuickBooks, Paychex, Waystar, etc.
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