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Specialized Clinical Programs

  • About Home Health Corporation of AmericaAbout Home Health Corporation of AmericaMore>>

  • Who Are We?

    Who Are We?

    Home Health Corporation of America ("HHCA") began over 25 years ago in Broomall, Pennsylvania, and since that time the company has grown to include 21 branch offices in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Florida.More
    Home Health Corporation of America ("HHCA") began over 25 years ago in Broomall, Pennsylvania, as a single home health agency known as Pennsylvania Home Health Services. Since that time, the company has grown to include 21 branch offices in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Florida.More
  • Serving Our Communities

    Serving Our Communities

    We are committed to providing the best home health care to its patients by clinicians who excel in their field. In the provision of home health care, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of quality. More
    Home Health Corporation of America is committed to providing the best home health care to its patients by clinicians who excel in their field. In the provision of home health care, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of quality. More
  • Trusted Home Health Care Professionals – Your Peace of Mind

    Trusted Home Health Care Professionals – Your Peace of Mind

    With expertise and compassion, the highly skilled professionals at HHCA provide home health care services that allow you or your loved one to remain as independent as possible. More
    Home Health Corporation of America understands the importance of maintaining the highest levels of security and comfort in your home. With expertise and compassion, the highly skilled professionals at HHCA provide home health care services that allow you or your loved one to remain as independent as possible. More
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  • Cardiac Services

    Cardiac Services

    In order to provide complete clinical expertise to patients with Cardiovascular Disease, HHCA clinicians are updated with the most recent information and management techniques through continuing education. More
    In order to provide complete clinical expertise to patients with Cardiovascular Disease, Home Health Corporation of America clinicians are updated with the most recent information and management techniques through ongoing in-services and continuing education. More
  • Diabetic Services

    Diabetic Services

    With a clear understanding that diabetes is more difficult to manage than other chronic illnesses, our clinicians educate their patients and caregivers to help achieve balance in their lifestyles.More
    With a clear understanding that diabetes is more difficult to manage than other chronic illnesses, our clinicians educate their patients and caregivers on monitoring procedures, achieving balance in their lifestyles and utilizing various community resources.More
  • Pulmonary Services

    Pulmonary Services

    HHCA has assembled a team of health care professionals led by registered nurses to ensure that the needs of our Pulmonary Disease patients are met. More
    HHCA has assembled a team of health care professionals led by registered nurses to ensure that the needs of our Pulmonary Disease patients are met. Clinical personnel at HHCA enhance their field expertise by attending ongoing in-service and continuing education programs.More

Adult Specialty Skilled Nursing Programs

HHCA has created educational programs specific to the five most common diagnostic reasons the Company admitted patients to service. These programs, with input and oversight from the Company's Corporate Medical Director, were designed to provide clinical staff with state-of-the-art information that allows them to be proficient in the art of disease management.

HHCA's adult specialty skilled nursing programs focus on patient care for the following disease processes:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular
  • Pulmonary
  • Orthopedic
  • Renal Disease

HHCA plans to develop additional clinical programs in the areas of Wound Care, Psychiatric Disorders Related to the Elderly and Immune System Disorders.

The Company requires its full-time and per diem staff to attend skills days and continuous education programs 12 times per year.

Management Information Systems

One of the main challenges for Medicare certified home care agencies since the implementation of the PPS system has been management information systems. In addition to the challenge of learning to operate successfully within a fixed episodic payment environment, home health agencies were forced to implement new operating, billing and collection systems since those that were previously utilized in the cost reimbursed environment could no longer be used.

HHCA developed its own proprietary Pay/Bill system to integrate all business processes required for effective management of its home care business. The Pay/Bill system was designed with significant input from HHCA clinical management and staff, and incorporated the best practices from HHCA and from the industry. The functionality of the Pay/Bill system includes patient tracking, scheduling, care planning, payroll, billing, and human resource management.

The goals of the system design were to effectively and efficiently process home care transaction data and to provide timely, accurate information to management. In practice, the Pay/Bill system enables HHCA clinicians to create plans of treatment, track patient progress and monitor utilization. As an example, daily and weekly data is provided to management that shows actual patient utilization compared to the established plan of care. This type of data enables clinical management to react to changes in patient condition and variances in utilization patterns. This information is available by patient, by clinical supervisor and by office, in detail and in summary formats.

HHCA believes that its Pay/Bill System is second to none. HHCA staff report that the system is user-friendly and easy to learn. Its implementation would provide data that would benefit any home health agency. It is one of the three main reasons (effective management and high quality clinical service are the others) why HHCA has succeeded in this most difficult home care environment.

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