HELPFUL LINKS

Joint Commission
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality thatreflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Home Health Compare
As the official U.S. government site for people with Medicare, this website may be used to compare agency statistics in various categories.

National Association of Home Care and Hospice
The nation’s largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, and home care aide organizations

Texas Association for Home Care (TAHC)
Promotes quality and economic viability of licensed providers of home and community support services in Texas.

Oasis
The Outcome and ASsessment Information Set (OASIS) forms a comprehensive assessment for an adult home care patient provides the basis for measuring patient outcomes for purposes of outcome-based quality improvement (OBQI).

Palmetto
Contracted by Medicare to provide training and to be a regional intermediary.

Office of Inspector General
Inspect fraud or illegal acts within the Department of Health and Human Services.

CMS
Browse the home page for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Center for Disease Control
This website is your online source for credible health information.

Department of Health Human Services
Find information on improving the health, safety, and well-being of America.

Advanced Directives
Quick resource for printing advanced directives or Power of Attorney.