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CMS announced a Final Rule document on July 10, delaying the effective date for the updated Home Health Agency Conditions of Participation (HH CoPs) for Medicare and Medicaid agencies. This final rule delays the effective date from July 13, 2017, to January 13, 2018, and will confirm date changes for... Keep Reading
The times they are a-changing. No longer can a home health agency rest on its laurels and its past successes, or its past referral sources and funnel for patients. It is time to start thinking about who you want as a partner for the future, and how to go about... Keep Reading
Author: Axxess
Axxess is excited to announce it has been named the preferred OAS CAHPS survey vendor for the Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers (FSASC). AxxessCAHPS for OAS (Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery) includes market-leading pricing, dedicated client success representatives, a state-of-the-art online portal to monitor survey administration, real-time survey results and insightful... Keep Reading
Home health agencies across the U.S. are desperately seeking a solution to a national nursing shortage. Due to the ongoing crisis, the nursing shortage is making it more and more difficult for agencies to recruit and retain a sufficient number of licensed nurses and professionals to care for the ever-increasing... Keep Reading
Author: Axxess
Home Health Technology Leader Takes Top Spot For Second Consecutive Year DALLAS, June 12, 2017 -- Axxess, the fastest growing home health technology company, has been named the number one small place to work in IT for the second year in a row by IDG's Computerworld 2017 Best Places to Work... Keep Reading
“Rule #10: Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom. If everybody is doing it one way, there’s a good chance you can find your niche by going exactly in the opposite direction.” One of the things I hear most frequently is that home health care is a “commodity.”... Keep Reading
According to the updated home health Conditions of Participation (CoPs), qualifications and expectations of skilled professionals are grouped together and moved to Subpart B Patient Care. As is the theme of the home health CoPs, an emphasis has been placed on coordinated, patient-specific, outcome-based care, delivered safely by properly qualified... Keep Reading
Author: Axxess
To help solve critical staffing shortages in home healthcare, Axxess, the fastest growing home health technology company, is creating an innovative new solution called AxxessCARE to 'Uberize' the process of connecting home health agencies with qualified clinicians to provide care to patients anywhere and at any time. AxxessCARE is seamlessly integrated with... Keep Reading
With an aging America and home healthcare moving inevitably toward more value-based care, industry leaders are emphasizing the need for home health agencies to streamline operations and revenue cycle management processes to ensure scalability and long-term success. Managing claims and receiving timely reimbursements will be critical to a home health agency’s... Keep Reading
There is tremendous opportunity for home health agencies to grow their businesses during this time of tremendous change.  An often-neglected area for growth is patient engagement, also known as Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HH-CAHPS) surveys, as evidenced in the updated Conditions of Participation (COPs) which... Keep Reading
Saturday marks the beginning of National Nurses Week and has been designated by the American Nurses Association (ANA) as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse,” to celebrate nurses who lead the charge for health and wellness. We would like to take a moment to recognize and celebrate all nurses, especially those... Keep Reading
Author: Sam Smith
The revenue cycle is the backbone of any business. The success of your home health business depends on how you manage your revenue cycle. The Healthcare Provider is managing a business, therefore the management of the revenue cycle and its timing and process are of critical importance. With the shifting... Keep Reading