Traditionally, home care agencies operate by providing clients with the staff they need for a selected number of shifts. However, when an agency is part of an ACO, the aco staffing model will be slightly different. While the agency will still be providing home care workers for shifts, the patient is not a client of the home care agency, but rather the responsibility of the entire ACO. While normally an agency would be in charge of all the data related to a patient, that is not the case under the ACO model. An ACO is not operating under the agency license, but rather is paying an organization to be its home care agency. This means that a home health agency does not own the patient data, but rather will turn everything over to the ACO at the end of the day and be paid for their services. Basically, you should not look at the patient as “your” patient, but rather the ACO’s patient to whom you are providing services.
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As an agency looking to adopt a system, you have many options on how to access your software—whether you choose to use multiple components or modules or a single application. Whatever you decide it is important that you know your options. The chart on the following page will act as your guide.