As the delivery of healthcare evolves to become more interconnected, coordinating care between nurses, pharmacists, physicians, social workers and other disciplines has become increasingly important. Ultimately, this collaboration helps improve patient outcomes.
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Ready or Not, ICD-10 Takes Effect October 1.
DALLAS (Aug. 20, 2015) – Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software and accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center, offers in-person training to help home health organizations transition to the new ICD-10 medical code set, effective October 1, 2015.
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ICD-10-CM Transition: Prepare for Cash-Flow Impact.
DALLAS (August 18, 2015) Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software -- also accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center has released a white paper to help home health agencies effectively manage the transition to the ICD-10 medical code set, which is... Keep Reading
An article by Axxess President and CEO John Olajide was featured in D Healthcare today. It is titled “Major Change Now Imminent for Providers: Are You Ready for ICD-10?” The article discusses key readiness factors to consider before transitioning to the new medical code set, effective October 1, 2015.
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Last month, CMS published a change request effecting change for Medical Review of Medicare-covered home health services. The changes in how contracted home health medical record reviewers are instructed to assess claims, according to CR 9189, go into effect August 11, 2015.
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A lot of elderly people in the US live on their own. According to the Census website, about 32% ofwomen and 13% of men 65 to 74 live alone. As well as 57% of women and 13% of men aged 85 or more. Many elderly prefer living this way instead... Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed a rule, continuing its commitment to transform the Medicare program to a system based on quality and healthy outcomes. The proposed rule includes updates to payment policies, adjustments to physician payments, updates to the Physician Quality Reporting System, and updates... Keep Reading
Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the release of Star Ratings for all Medicare-certified home healthcare agencies, as part of its ongoing rollout of Star Rating systems across healthcare settings on Compare websites on Medicare.gov. CMS has created the Home Health Compare website to share information... Keep Reading
Summary of the CY 2016 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update and the National Response...
The home healthcare world was rocked yet again on July 6, 2015 with the announcement of the 2016 Proposed Rule, “CY 2016 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value Based Purchasing Model;... Keep Reading
Just as nutrition and exercise are vital to an individual’s health, Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is necessary for the business wellbeing of a home healthcare organization. An EVV system electronically verifies the date, time and location of the patient visit. Using an Electronic Visit Verification system creates a culture of... Keep Reading