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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the postponement of the start dates for the subsequent pre-claim review (PCR) demonstration states - Florida, Texas, Michigan, and Massachusetts. CMS announced the change after the experience in Illinois has highlighted the need for additional education efforts prior to further expansion to... Keep Reading
Value: a fair return or equivalent in goods, services or money for something exchanged; relative worth Medicare's Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model is new to the home health nursing space this year, but value-driven care has been gaining traction across care delivery systems for years. While the concept of VBP may not be... Keep Reading
Author: Pat Evans, RN, Axxess
Change has always been a constant in home healthcare, so agencies always need to be ahead of the changes to succeed in our industry. 2016 has been no exception. In a webinar held earlier this year by the Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice, Liles Parker PLLC identified the... Keep Reading
The way to deal with the constant barrage of new and updated legislation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may be simple – give a voice to the patients that you care for on a daily basis! Some people imagine advocacy as highly paid healthcare professionals and lawyers... Keep Reading
Author: Kris Berry, Axxess
Andrew Olowu, Chief Technology Officer at Axxess, a national leader in home health management software, was named the recipient of the Tech Titans Corporate CTO Award at an awards gala Friday night. Andrew was awarded this honor for his exceptional technical leadership, which fosters the development of new technology and innovations,... Keep Reading
Author: Kris Berry, Axxess
Yesterday, we were thrilled to volunteer at the Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities 2016 Back to School Uniform Event! Throughout the day, we had the opportunity to help supply Dallas ISD students and their families with school uniforms, food, and even provide them with eye exams, dental checkups and haircuts. We... Keep Reading
In this series, we have introduced the scoring for Home Health CAHPS and how it is comprised of three composite and two global scores, and reviewed the questions and potential improvements to the Home Health CAHPS Care of Patients, Communications Between Providers and Patients, and the Specific Care Issues composite... Keep Reading
In the previous posts in this series, we have introduced the scoring for Home Health CAHPS and how it is comprised of three composite and two global scores, and reviewed the questions and potential improvements to the composite questions for the Home Health CAHPS measures for Care of Patients and... Keep Reading
In earlier entries in this series, we introduced the scoring for Home Health CAHPS and how it is composed of three composite and two global scores, and reviewed the questions and potential improvements to the Home Health CAHPS Care of Patients composite questions. In this article we will review the... Keep Reading
Author: Kris Berry, Axxess
We’re excited to announce that our agency partner, Aviator Home Health, has won Living Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award! Axxess has been working with Aviator since they were founded in 2014. Living Magazine has released the 2016 Best Of McKinney & Allen Readers’ Choice Winners, and Aviator’s excellent quality of care for... Keep Reading