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In celebration of Thanksgiving as a time for going home, we are sharing a video of healthcare industry experts talking about what home means to them, and why the home is overwhelmingly preferred as the place people want to receive care. We wish you a happy holiday wherever your home... Keep Reading
The 2018 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Final Rule was recently posted, with no significant payment changes for the coming year. As noted in a November 2 blog post, the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) proposed for 2019, which would have significantly changed reimbursement calculations for home health... Keep Reading
The Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) patient engagement survey impacts the bottom line of home health agencies (HHAs) primarily through attracting referral sources and value-based reimbursement.  It is imperative for organizations to understand the HHCAHPS survey, and work on improving each measure for maximizing their... Keep Reading
The much-anticipated draft copy of the Interpretive Guidance of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for Medicare- and Medicaid-certified home health agencies was made public recently. This draft copy gives additional insight regarding what the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expects to find as evidence of compliance to the... Keep Reading
  The final rule for the 2018 Home Health Prospective Payment (CMS-1672-F) has been issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The most significant omission from the proposed rule released in July is the proposal for a new payment model in 2019 known as Home Health Groupings Model... Keep Reading
The Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) patient engagement survey impacts the bottom line of home health agencies, primarily through attracting referral sources and value based reimbursement.  It is imperative for organizations to understand the Home Health CAHPS survey and work on improving each measure for... Keep Reading
Not only has technology enabled us to live longer, healthier lives, but when illness strikes technological advances have provided us with more care options. When an illness or medical condition requires care, most individuals prefer to receive that care - when possible - in the place they call home. In-home... Keep Reading
The Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) patient engagement survey impacts the bottom line of home health agencies (HHAs) primarily through attracting referral sources and value-based reimbursement.  It is imperative for organizations to understand the HHCAHPS survey, and work on improving each measure for maximizing their... Keep Reading
Many families take it upon themselves to provide care for aging and frail loved ones. Whether it’s a child, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin parent or spouse, there are many aspects of providing care that can be challenging for family members. Home care services can not only help by providing support,... Keep Reading
The Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) patient engagement survey impacts the bottom line of home health agencies (HHAs) primarily through attracting referral sources and value based reimbursements.  The HHCAHPS survey is also important for engaging patients through the survey process and gaining insights from how... Keep Reading
This is the first in a series of blogs on the importance of HHCAHPS surveys and their value to helping improve patient outcomes and growing business.  The Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) patient engagement survey impacts the bottom line of home health agencies, primarily through attracting... Keep Reading
While Axxess continues to work every day to create innovative solutions to address industry needs and make lives better, the company and its leaders have been recognized for their accomplishments. Earlier this year, IDG’s Computerworld for the second consecutive year recognized Axxess as the Best Place to Work in IT and profiled our company with... Keep Reading