Tax filing season is here. CMS announced there will be a special enrollment period for families and individuals who do not have health coverage and paying the fee for 'shared responsibility' when they file their 2014 taxes in states that which use the Federally-facilitated marketplaces (FFM). The special enrollment period... 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
Axxess President and CEO John Olajide was featured on the radio program 'CEO Spotlight,' on CBS affiliate KRLD News Radio 1080 AM on Friday February 28. Business analyst and Host David Johnson discussed the growing home health industry and the rapid rise of Axxess products and services in the marketplace.... Keep Reading
Electronic Visit Verification Offers Proof of Care Delivered at the Point of Care
Home healthcare agencies regularly take the right steps to ensure they prevent the occurrence of fraud by documenting patient care, coding and billing accurately and working to improve patient outcomes. One technology, Electronic Visit Verification (EVV), helps agencies... Keep Reading
U.S. health care spending is one the rise - marking the biggest jump in health care spending since the recession. Millions of Americans now heave health insurance, after losing their jobs and insurance after the economic downturn in 2008. Due to the Affordable Care Act exchanges, expanded state Medicaid programs... Keep Reading
Beginning December 30, 2014, Palmetto GBA began a Local Coverage Determination (LCD) regarding home health plans of care for all patients with type II diabetes mellitus. This LCD, #L35413, is in effect for the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio,... Keep Reading
DALLAS (Feb. 19, 2015) – Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software -- also the only software vendor accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center -- is offering training to help home health agencies using ICD-9-CM coding to transition to ICD-10-CM coding, effective October 1, 2015.
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The healthcare industry is currently on the cusp of a technology evolution. New advances in patient care, such as remote health monitoring with wearable and implantable devices and interoperable electronic medical records to improve patient health coordination, are elevating the level of medical care in the U.S. Operationally, automated electronic... Keep Reading
(This article originally appeared in HomeCare magazine):
The old axiom is true: change is the only constant. In 2014, the health care industry continued to face regulatory changes, such as the tightening of criteria for electronic health record certifications to enhance data security. 2015 has even more significant changes in store,... Keep Reading
(This article originally appeared in the D Healthcare Daily):
The emerging age of healthcare is a shift to payment reimbursements based on better value at an affordable cost, accountability for improved patient outcomes, and patient-focused care instead of the volume of services provided.
As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, the U.S. Department of Health... Keep Reading