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agency

 [a´jen-se]
an organization that performs actions for other people, particularly of a service nature.
home health agency a public agency or private organization that is primarily engaged in providing skilled or paraprofessional home health care to individuals in out-of-hospital settings, such as private homes, boarding homes, hospices, shelters, and so on. Its policies must be established and supervised by professional personnel, including one or more physicians and one or more registered nurses. It must maintain clinical records on all patients. In states with laws licensing such agencies, it must be licensed pursuant to such laws and approved as meeting the standards established for such licensing. It must also meet certain other requirements as specified in the Social Security Act, section 1861 (o).

home health agency

an organization that provides health care in the home. Medicare certification for a home health agency in the United States requires provision of skilled nursing services and at least one additional therapeutic service.

home health agency,

n an organization that provides health care in the home. Medicare certification for a home health agency depends on the providing of skilled nursing services and of at least one additional therapeutic service, usually physical or occupational therapy.
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When considering whether to impose a Medicare home health agency enrollment moratorium in those states, "CMS should determine whether this moratorium should be imposed statewide or imposed in specific counties and/or metropolitan areas," Levinson says.
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The developer or manager provides the basic service package, such as meal service, housekeeping, maintenance, laundry, activities and transportation, and subcontracts out the personal care component through a Medicare-certified home health agency.
NASDAQ: LHCG), a provider of post-acute healthcare services primarily in rural markets, announced today that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire in separate transactions the assets of a 67% interest in the home health and hospice agency owned by the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg, West Virginia and a 100% interest in the home health agency owned by Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia.
home health and hospice portfolio subsidiary has acquired Apismellis Homecare, a Medicare and Medicaid certified home health agency serving the communities of Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, and Parker, Arizona, and Big River, California, Ensign said.
Many in the assisted living industry have responded by pointing out that they are providing services in the resident's home and that they should be no more hampered in this than a home health agency would be.
It is the home health nurse that identifies, often for the first time, the various drugs being consumed and therefore the optimum opportunity to identify potential interactions," said Claudia Conti, RN, MSN, Vice President of Personal Touch, Bayside, NY and a home health agency participating in the beta test of the service.