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10 Critical Steps for Starting a Successful Medicare Home Health Agency

Both consumers and providers of health care are increasingly coming to understand that many post-acute patients that would have once been thought to require institutionalized care are, in fact, able to be cared for at home.  As a result, home health agencies are in demand and the industry is growing. However, Medicare home health agencies differ from most small business start-ups because they have significant compliance and liability requirements.  Services provided in a patient’s home are regulated by numerous authorities and come with significant risk exposure.  Therefore, those considering entering this sector of the healthcare industry must plan well and implement a variety of steps to ensure a successful home health business.