The home healthcare industry is changing rapidly. From the increase in demand for services to a growing population of those with chronic diseases, to regulations such as the transition to ICD-10 -- technology is alleviating many challenges healthcare agencies are facing now.
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The benefits of using mobile technology in home health care are numerous. Among the list of benefits for a home health agency is accountability through Electronic Visit Verification (EVV).
Why EVV Matters
Accountability is currently a hot button issue in health care, where many advocacy groups, agencies and health... Keep Reading
U.S. health care organizations are working to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets to accommodate codes for new diseases and procedures by Oct. 1. Yet the majority of providers have not yet conducted ICD-10 testing, according to a survey. To find out what steps, other than testing,... Keep Reading
DALLAS (June 29, 2015) – Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software -- also the only software vendor accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center – has released an eGuide aimed at helping home health agencies select the right revenue cycle management (RCM) system to effectively manage their... Keep Reading
Last week, governmental officials announced the largest-ever crackdown on suspected Medicare fraud. More than 200 people are being charged in alleged false billing, amounting to around $712 million. This latest sweep by the nation’s Strike Force against Medicare fraud included 46 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, according to U.S.... Keep Reading
How to Bill RAPs and Claims to Avoid Pitfalls
Between now and the implementation date of October 1, 2015, for ICD-10-CM, home health agencies have many important processes to re-evaluate. For example, coder productivity is expected to decline by 54.4 – 69 percent following implementation, according to the American Health Information... Keep Reading
All 17 participating practices improved quality in at least three of the six quality measures for the demonstration in the first performance year, and four met all six quality measures. All participants saved over $25 million in the program’s first performance year, according to CMS. The analysis found each Independence... Keep Reading
DALLAS (June 22, 2015) –Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software, has been named as a 2015 Best Places to Work in IT by IDG's Computerworld in the publication’s 22nd annual survey. The survey lists the top 100 organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing competitive... Keep Reading
NOTE: These tips are meant to supplement any agency safety policies and practices.
In my previous blog, I shared the three steps that can result in an efficient and effective home visit. Essential in planning visits is staff safety before, during, and after the home visit. These safety tips are... Keep Reading
Is your professional visiting staff as productive as they can be?
As home health agencies strive to cut costs by operating more efficiently, helping visiting professionals maximize their time should be a high priority. Numerous strategies are used to reach this goal, including providing technology such as point-of-care electronic documentation systems... Keep Reading