Regulatory Requirements for Home Health

Regulatory Requirements for Home Health 

This course will present current regulatory requirements for direct care workers who work in home health. Your role is critical in making sure the rules and regulations set forth by agencies like Medicare and Medicaid are followed. In this course, you will learn about home health basics including homebound status, skilled services, the face-to-face encounter, and components of the plan of care, as well as effective documentation of services for compliance and care coordination. Failing to abide by the applicable rules and regulations means there will be no reimbursement for provided care.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

Texas Health and Human Services Commission


Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed and Certified Home Health. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)


California Department of Public Health (CNA)


Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.

The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.

This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-RRHH
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate competence with basic knowledge of home health care rules and regulations.
Illustrate effective strategies for documentation of services for compliance.
Incorporate care coordination into your practice in home health care.

Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Home Health Care Basics
A. Home Health
B. Medicare
C. Skilled Services
D. Homebound Status
E. Plan of Care
F. Required Elements of the Plan of Care
G. Who Needs Orders?
H. Face-to-Face Encounter
I. Medicaid
J. Review
K. Summary
Section 3: Effective Documentation of Services
A. What to Document
B. Where to Document
C. How to Document
D. Be Factual
E. Be Accurate
F. Be Complete
G. Be Timely
H. Electronic Communication
I. Why Document?
J. Review
K. Summary
Section 4: Care Coordination
A. Care Coordination
B. The Care Coordinator
C. The Plan of Care
D. Case Conference Meetings
E. Compliance
F. Review
G. Summary
Section 5: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributor
C. Resources
D. References
E. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry, Intermediate level Direct Care Workers; in the following settings: Home Health.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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