Last week, The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the sentencing of a doctor for his role in one of the most horrific healthcare fraudulent schemes in history. It involved 553 patients and $34 million from fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary treatments, kickbacks and money laundering. Click here to... Keep Reading
Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in 2010, there have been many changes to the healthcare industry. As the Act continues to rollout, healthcare providers are considering how it will affect the care they give, their reimbursements and how their clinicians will practice.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides five steps to readiness for the impending ICD-10 transitioln. From planning to codes to forms to vendors and testing -- healthcare providers need to be ready to file claims with the new ICD-10 code set on October 1. Click here to... Keep Reading
The healthcare industry is currently on the cusp of a technology evolution. New advances in patient care, such as remote health monitoring with wearable and implantable devices and interoperable electronic medical records to improve patient health coordination, are elevating the level of medical care in the U.S. Operationally, automated electronic... Keep Reading
The home healthcare industry is changing rapidly. From the increase in demand for services to a growing population of those with chronic diseases, to regulations such as the transition to ICD-10 -- technology is alleviating many challenges healthcare agencies are facing now.
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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... Keep Reading
U.S. health care organizations are working to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets to accommodate codes for new diseases and procedures by Oct. 1. Yet the majority of providers have not yet conducted ICD-10 testing, according to a survey. To find out what steps, other than testing,... Keep Reading
DALLAS (June 29, 2015) – Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software -- also the only software vendor accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center – has released an eGuide aimed at helping home health agencies select the right revenue cycle management (RCM) system to effectively manage their... Keep Reading
Last week, governmental officials announced the largest-ever crackdown on suspected Medicare fraud. More than 200 people are being charged in alleged false billing, amounting to around $712 million. This latest sweep by the nation’s Strike Force against Medicare fraud included 46 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, according to U.S.... Keep Reading
How to Bill RAPs and Claims to Avoid Pitfalls
Between now and the implementation date of October 1, 2015, for ICD-10-CM, home health agencies have many important processes to re-evaluate. For example, coder productivity is expected to decline by 54.4 – 69 percent following implementation, according to the American Health Information... Keep Reading