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Home Health Care Social Work: Guidelines for Practitioners and Agencies


Abel-Vacula, C., & Phillips, K. Wilmette, IL: Gail M. Gill, 2004. 82 pp; $25.00; 1-847-251-2144; e-mail:


This is the updated edition of a popular and helpful guide. Social workers can use the material in all phases of their role within an organization and in working with patients and external resources. Beginning with the role and functions and documentation guides for social workers, the guide goes on to cover reimbursement, OASIS and PPS, risk management, quality and performance improvement, and hospice. Sample referral and documentation forms are included.