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Spotlight: Medicare Coordinator Plays Key Role in Assisted Living Houston Home Health Agency

Posted by Lisa Witt on Oct 13, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Medicare Coordinator Plays Key Role in Assisted Living Houston Home Health Agency

Yulisa Barrera is the Medicare Home Health Care Scheduler & Billing Manager for Senior Allegiance. She is in charge of scheduling the visits for nurses and Home Health Aides, including coordinating visits with admitting Nurses Karina Walker and Ana Vasquez.  Another key Yulisa role is sending the claims to Medicare for each patient receiving Home Health services. She also does the Intake for patients to make sure they have all the requirements to be admitted under Home Health. That means reviewing all the documentation such as Physicians Orders, Eligibility Progress Notes and Face to Face sheets.assisted_living_Houston_Yulisa_small.jpg

Residents move to a senior independent living community with the desire to stay independent as long as possible. Treemont introduced the concept of Independence Plus” on our campus. Seniors who need help with activities of daily living can receive home health services in their retirement apartment instead of moving to a licensed assisted living facility. This permits our residents to maintain an independent lifestyle, and keep a larger living unit, often at a lower cost than comparable assisted living facilities. Senior Allegiance is the “Plus” in Independence Plus

Prior to Treemont, Yulisa worked at Methodist Hospital Medical Center for two years as a Patient Care Associate II. She then worked from 2008-2009 Treemont Home Care as a Nurse Assistant before joining the Senior Allegiance Home Health Care Team in 2011. Yulisa has a CNA license and a Phlebotomy Certificate. Yulisa is from El Salvador, where her parents and two brothers still reside. She has a lovely husband and two beautiful daughters.

Yulisa says “I love to work with seniors because I learn a lot of things from them. They have wisdom, nice histories and they are just looking for people who can give them a few minutes of companion to talk about their good times. I remember with love those patients that had an impact in my life. I truly feel blessed to work around seniors. One of my patients would sing  to me: ‘You are my sunshine my only sunshine you make me happy when skies are gray’ every time I walked into her apartment. She made my day every time I went to see her! Yulisa also remembers a gentleman for whom she assisted his sweet wife. A year later she passed and then he became her patient. He was so sweet and kind. She remembers him saying to her, “What will I do without you?”

The goal of Senior Allegiance is to help Treemont residents stay Independent, Healthy and Happy with a little extra support. Yulisa is a key player on the Senior Allegiance team. To schedule a free consultation witih Senior Allegiance, call (713) 975-1519. Click to learn about Independence Plus which is supportive care in one's independent apartment. This is an alternative to traditional assisted living, and can often be provided at a lower cost. To learn more go to www.SeniorAllegiance.com.

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Yulisa Barrera is the Medicare Home Health Care Scheduler & Billing Manager for Senior Allegiance. She is in charge of scheduling the visits for nurses and Home Health Aides, including coordinating visits with admitting Nurses Karina Walker and Ana Vasquez.  Another key Yulisa role is sending the claims to Medicare for each patient receiving Home Health services. She also does the Intake for patients to make sure they have all the requirements to be admitted under Home Health. That means reviewing all the documentation such as Physicians Orders, Eligibility Progress Notes and Face to Face sheets.

Residents move to a senior independent living community with the desire to stay independent as long as possible. Treemont introduced the concept of “Independence Plus” on our campus. Seniors who need help with activities of daily living can receive home health services in their retirement apartment instead of moving to a licensed assisted living facility. This permits our residents to maintain an independent lifestyle, and keep a larger living unit, often at a lower cost than comparable assisted living facilities. Senior Allegiance is the “Plus” in Independence Plus

Prior to Treemont, Yulisa worked at Methodist Hospital Medical Center for two years as a Patient Care Associate II. She then worked from 2008-2009 Treemont Home Care as a Nurse Assistant before joining the Senior Allegiance Home Health Care Team in 2011. Yulisa has a CNA license and a Phlebotomy Certificate. Yulisa is from El Salvador, where her parents and two brothers still reside. She has a lovely husband and two beautiful daughters.

 

Yulisa says “I love to work with seniors because I learn a lot of things from them. They have wisdom, nice histories and they are just looking for people who can give them a few minutes of companion to talk about their good times. I remember with love those patients that had an impact in my life. I truly feel blessed to work around seniors. One of my patients would sing  to me: ‘You are my sunshine my only sunshine you make me happy when skies are gray’ every time I walked into her apartment. She made my day every time I went to see her! Yulisa also remembers a gentleman for whom she assisted his sweet wife. A year later she passed and then he became her patient. He was so sweet and kind. She remembers him saying to her, “What will I do without you?”

 

The goal of Senior Allegiance is to help Treemont residents stay Independent, Healthy and Happy with a little extra support. Yulisa is a key player on the Senior Allegiance team. To schedule a free consultation witih Senior Allegiance, call (713) 975-1519.  

 

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