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Medical care can be overwhelming and confusing for the average person. I know from my own experiences, I may receive instructions from my physician, ask all the questions I can think of and need to call back with follow up questions or clarification of instructions. Many variables are at play... Keep Reading
Bill Carlson, Dennis Petroskey, Katie Naranjo and Eli Tomar meet with U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Tex.) As the House Republicans offered up their proposal to reform and replace the Affordable Care Act and the markup process began, more than 20 industry leaders joined the Texas Association for Home Care and... Keep Reading
Axxess has introduced the first-ever OASIS documentation capability on any phone or tablet, which is the latest example of our company’s commitment to being an innovation leader. The easy-to-use AgencyCore app, for iOS and Android mobile devices, empowers clinicians in the field with the ability to securely document comprehensive patient assessments... Keep Reading
Axxess provides educational resources for the home health industry to learn and grow anywhere, anytime through on-demand videos and webinar series taught by our industry experts and partners. In addition to our on-demand content, Axxess hosts lunch-and-learn events across the country, where you can learn more about industry regulation changes, opportunities to improve patient outcomes and suggestions to better... Keep Reading
Many of the conveniences we enjoy today are the result of an engineer’s ability to imagine life differently and develop new, innovative solutions. Engineers are dreamers, innovators, researchers, problem solvers, inventors and creators. Engineers solve global problems such as world hunger, clean water, environmental protection and improvements to healthcare. They improve... Keep Reading
For the first time since 1997,  CMS has updated the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for home health agencies (HHAs).  The CoPs focus on standards that HHAs must meet to participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs, while current regulations specify that HHAs participating in the Medicaid program must also meet the... Keep Reading
Recently, our CEO, John Olajide, had the opportunity to share his personal experience and insight with student entrepreneurs competing in the University of Texas at Dallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s 2016 Business Idea Competition. The passionate competitors were vying  for cash prizes to assist in furthering their business ideas,... Keep Reading
The last topic in the top 10 risks series, highlighted by the Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice and Liles Parker PLLC, is employment issues. The increasing demand for home health services combined with the ongoing challenge of hiring qualified staff, it is not surprising that agency owners identify employment... Keep Reading
The new year is well underway, and we are inspired by the progress made this past year and the opportunities ahead. As the leading technology solution in the home healthcare industry,  growth that supports the industry is our core focus. We continue to enhance our team of industry experts, in... Keep Reading
  The 2017 Final Rule makes significant changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP), including changes to both publicly reported quality indicator items and items included in the monitoring of agency quality outcomes scores. As part of the Triple Aim of healthcare for Medicare beneficiaries, quality monitoring continues to... Keep Reading
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the Pre-Claim Review demonstration will expand to Florida on April 1, 2017. Florida is the second state required to participate in the Pre-Claim Review demonstration, which officially began in August in Illinois.... Keep Reading
Misusing social media is the ninth of the 10 risks to home health agencies, highlighted by the Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice and Liles Parker PLLC. Social media is an accessible medium that provides organizations opportunities to directly market and connect with specific audiences. According to Merrily Orsini, owner... Keep Reading