Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a national initiative “From Coverage to Care” (C2C), which is designed to help answer questions that people may have about their new health coverage, to help them make the most of their new benefits, including taking full advantage of primary... Keep Reading
The number of people who are more likely to receive home care is increasing as the proportion of people age 65 and older grows — forcing health care organizations to map out strategies to meet their customers’ demands.
In a recently released study, Deloitte details the opportunities and challenges of care provided inside... Keep Reading
Data can help improve care coordination and health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries
With more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, investors, data scientists, researchers, policy experts, government employees and more in attendance, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is releasing new data and launching new initiatives at the annual Health Datapalooza conference... Keep Reading
Recent healthcare regulations have affected home care agencies, particularly with regard to ensuring the confidentiality of patient records and payment levels of home care workers. Now more than ever, agencies have to make sure they comply with the latest rules while keeping their companies viable and meeting the needs of... Keep Reading
Patient safety is, of course, an ongoing concern in hospitals and clinics that can be addressed through better processes and technological solutions. The healthcare environment is constantly shifting in order to accommodate these new advances. The changes are leading to greater speed and efficiency throughout the organization, but the wellbeing... Keep Reading
Health care in the U.S. is one of the hottest topics in the news today. Not since 50 years ago, when the federal government began administering Medicare benefits to Americans aged 65 and older, has health and how we deliver care to older Americans been so important.
How health care is... Keep Reading
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 care providers are... Keep Reading
The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (the Alliance) – a non-profit, 501(c)(3) foundation committed to research and education about the value of home health care to patients and the U.S. health care system – today launched a research-based strategic planning project on the future of home health care... Keep Reading
Late yesterday afternoon, CMS (the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services) broke their silence and announced that the new ICD-10-CM implementation date will be October 1, 2015. This information comes on the heels of passage of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 on April 1, which delayed the... Keep Reading
In the realm of home health, efficient software is a key factor in running a successful, profitable agency. Even with solid policies in place, near-perfect execution of patient care and documentation processing – there are numerous business aspects to a home health agency – and efficiently managing each one affects... Keep Reading