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Healthcare documentation has gone through numerous changes over the years to adapt to the industry’s dynamic and ever-changing nature, as exemplified with the move from the pen-and-paper charting used during the earlier years of organized and standardized healthcare delivery to today’s online software use and telehealth capabilities. As the methods for... Keep Reading
Ever wonder why some people can receive care in the home while others do not seem to qualify for at-home care? Many people in the care at home industry use terms like “home health” and “home care” interchangeably. At Axxess, we have developed two separate and distinctly different solutions for home... Keep Reading
Hospices need to adjust their best practices to meet the standards required in the new Hospice Care Index (HCI). The HCI is a claims-based quality measure reported throughout the patient’s lifecycle. It is made up of 10 indicators that represent multiple aspects of care, from admission to discharge, and is an... Keep Reading
In this episode of the Help Choose Home podcast, Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing CAPABLE Program and senior advisor for the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI), explains the work she does with CAPABLE and IHI, along with her nursing experience of over... Keep Reading
There are nearly 20 million veterans in the United States and one of those, until recently, was my dad. He had a distinguished 28-year career in the United States Air Force, which included a tour of combat in Vietnam, where he earned the Airman’s Medal for saving many who were deemed... Keep Reading
Veterans are not receiving the healthcare they need. This significant percentage of Americans, with a population rivaling that of New York state, is underserved and often unaware of their options for healthcare coverage. Even though veterans would greatly benefit from home care services, traditional Medicare does not cover non-medical care. Furthermore,... Keep Reading
The veteran population makes up the largest rate of Medicare decedents to receive hospice care. Hospice usage by veterans has increased over the past decade, leading the National Hospice and Home Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to create a program that partners local hospices with the... Keep Reading
Care coordination is an opportunity in home healthcare to improve patient outcomes and increase revenue. Starting a hospital to home transition program can be done by taking these steps: Before doing anything else, develop a good business plan. It needs to be specific and ask probing questions: Summarize what a patient-centered transitional... Keep Reading
We know that five-star talent helps build five-star organizations. Axxess is developing a first-of-its kind certification program that leverages industry expertise alongside Axxess solution training for staff and leadership at all levels of your organization. Use these three steps to elevate your care at home organization: 1. Ensure all existing employees become certified. Participants... Keep Reading
The undefined, in-between stage of a new business forming its vision and roadmap can be challenging in any industry. In the highly regulated healthcare sector, this stage can confuse even the most established provider. Palliative care currently has no conditions of participation that define its rules and restrictions and is limited... Keep Reading
In this episode, Maria Botham, founder and CEO of The Loop Village, discusses the unique online community created for older adults. Botham created The Loop Village with her cofounder after realizing the effect that isolation from COVID-19 was causing in seniors. She talks more about the ideas behind The Loop Village,... Keep Reading
The home health Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program is about to take on an entirely new level of importance. Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) will begin in 2022 and your QAPI program will play an integral part in this process. We explain why the QAPI program is of such value... Keep Reading

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