Consumer Directed Service (CDS) is not new to the home care industry, yet it’s becoming a focal point in 2017. Home care members are continuing to leverage family members as primary home care providers, and, as a result, are facing payroll and visibility issues.
An upcoming HHAX survey highlights the continued role of CDS, as more than 60 percent of respondents indicated they have used a family member as a primary home care giver.
While leveraging family can be a necessary and useful way to receive convenient in home care, particularly for members in rural areas, it also results in a couple of significant issues for payers and providers.
Check Your Costs
Administratively, many home care providers are wasting significant money on payroll for hundreds of family caregivers. With costs as high as 30 dollars or more for CDS payroll checks every period, home care providers are spending significant money that could be saved. Read More