The ICD or 'International Classification of Diseases' system is a standardized way of documenting diagnosis and procedure codes throughout the world. They are a way for physicians, hospitals, and other providers to exchange information with health plans to describe a patient's condition and the services that were provided to treat... Keep Reading
The majority of retirees age 50 and older say their top preference for receiving long-term care is in their own home, according to a survey conducted by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave. The survey showed that 85 percent would prefer to receive extended care in their home, 10 percent would... Keep Reading
Most healthcare providers are honest and operate legitimate businesses. Yet news reports surrounding fraud cases tell us some are not.
It is clear the U.S. federal government is serious about cracking down on fraud. In fiscal year 2013, the government’s healthcare fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered a record-breaking $4.3 billion... Keep Reading
DALLAS (March 17, 2015) – Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software -- also the only software vendor accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-- will present at the American Society on Aging conference in Chicago, March 23-27. This five-day event aims to help professionals in the... Keep Reading
Smartphones and cloud computing are poised to impact the healthcare industry in a major way. Soon mobile devices will be generating information about your medical health -- such as blood pressure, glucose levels, heart rhythm, oxygen in the bloodstream, lung function and mood -- and transmitting it directly to your... Keep Reading
An article by Axxess President and CEO John Olajide was featured in the Home Care Association of Florida’s (HCAF’s) magazine. The article is titled “CMS Considers a Value-Based Purchasing Program for Home Health Care Agencies.” Value-based purchasing uses performance-based payments that link financial incentives to health care providers' performance. The... Keep Reading
DALLAS (March 11, 2015) – Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software -- also the only software vendor accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center – has developed a white paper to help home health agencies understand audits conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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Billing and revenue exchange is one of the biggest issues for home health agencies across the nation. Without processes in place, agencies face challenges of timely billing and delayed payments. In the near future, agencies must expertly examine and fine tune their auditing and billing policies to ensure that RAPs... Keep Reading
A report issued last year by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services cited that 32 percent of the 644 home health agencies that were reviewed were noncompliant with face-to-face documentation requirements. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has decided to audit all home health... Keep Reading
Tax filing season is here. CMS announced there will be a special enrollment period for families and individuals who do not have health coverage and paying the fee for 'shared responsibility' when they file their 2014 taxes in states that which use the Federally-facilitated marketplaces (FFM). The special enrollment period... Keep Reading