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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
An announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in late March reveals that a new billing edit began April 3, 2017, related to OASIS data submission and claims processing. As a condition for payment identified in the Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation for Medicare-funded home health episodes,... Keep Reading
Author: Axxess
As Medicare reimbursements are increasingly linked to quality of care and patient ratings, home health technology leader Axxess has unveiled a complimentary tool for home health agencies to view their Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quality care measures and patient engagement ratings. Axxess, which services more than 2,000 Medicare-certified... Keep Reading
Following a significant number of regulation changes in the recent months, the burden of new requirements has been lightened for Medicare and Medicaid home health providers, providing the opportunity for a collective deep breath! Proposed Delay: Implementation of Conditions of Participation On April 3, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)... Keep Reading
Mobile devices have become ever-present in our daily lives, and it is difficult to participate fully in activities of the global economy and 21st century life without access to mobile devices. According to a 2015 mobile consumer survey by Deloitte, mobile has become indispensable across all demographics and geographies, and is... Keep Reading
Medical care can be overwhelming and confusing for the average person. I know from my own experiences, I may receive instructions from my physician, ask all the questions I can think of and need to call back with follow up questions or clarification of instructions. Many variables are at play... Keep Reading
Bill Carlson, Dennis Petroskey, Katie Naranjo and Eli Tomar meet with U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Tex.) As the House Republicans offered up their proposal to reform and replace the Affordable Care Act and the markup process began, more than 20 industry leaders joined the Texas Association for Home Care and... Keep Reading
Axxess has introduced the first-ever OASIS documentation capability on any phone or tablet, which is the latest example of our company’s commitment to being an innovation leader. The easy-to-use AgencyCore app, for iOS and Android mobile devices, empowers clinicians in the field with the ability to securely document comprehensive patient assessments... Keep Reading
Axxess provides educational resources for the home health industry to learn and grow anywhere, anytime through on-demand videos and webinar series taught by our industry experts and partners. In addition to our on-demand content, Axxess hosts lunch-and-learn events across the country, where you can learn more about industry regulation changes, opportunities to improve patient outcomes and suggestions to better... Keep Reading