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A clinician documents a skilled assessment at the beginning of a shift, but things can change dramatically over the next eight, 10 or 12 hours. Some changes might include the place that care is being provided (school, home, traveling to physician appointments), tolerance of current treatments, and the client condition.... Keep Reading
The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will significantly change reimbursements for home health organizations, and as our industry learns more about how it will impact day-to-day operations, questions continue to surface. Axxess has created a resource page with quick reference guides and videos to help explain these changes. One of the... Keep Reading
Home health providers will need to adapt to a lot of changes when the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) begins in January 2020. One of the most significant changes CMS has made in the new payment model is the threshold for a Low Utilization Payment Adjustment, or LUPA. Under PDGM, billing... Keep Reading
Home health providers are starting to absorb the massive impact that the new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will have on the industry, and realizing what this new reality will look like when the model goes into effect January 1, 2020. The staffing challenge in the home healthcare industry remains a... Keep Reading
At Axxess, collaboration is fundamental to our culture and a key element of our success. Delivering innovative, robust technology solutions to meet the healthcare industry's evolving needs requires constant collaboration, especially between engineering and clinical departments. In honor of National Engineers Week, Axxess recognizes the countless, invaluable contributions that engineers have... Keep Reading
At Axxess, we know that the future of healthcare is in the home. We are always building innovations into new and existing products to meet industry needs and help our clients succeed. AxxessCARE is a scheduling and staffing solution that connects agencies with clinicians to overcome staffing challenges and make... Keep Reading
The Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) patient engagement survey impacts the bottom line of home health agencies substantially, by attracting referral sources and value-based reimbursement. It is imperative for organizations to understand the HHCAHPS survey, and work on improving each measure to maximize long-term growth... Keep Reading
As the post-acute healthcare industry increases its focus on value, it is now more important than ever that home health, home care, and hospice organizations place patient outcomes and experience at the forefront of their operations. Additionally, health insurers, Integrated Delivery Networks, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and other health providers... Keep Reading
Traditional healthcare in an acute-care setting is governed by a complex set of regulations. The post-acute care sector of healthcare faces an even more intricate web of rules and regulations set by leaders at the state and national levels. It is only the beginning of 2019, but this is a... Keep Reading
The new year can offer new inspiration for home healthcare providers to refine processes that will help achieve growth in 2019. Establishing a culture that fosters this growth starts with self-examination. Motivational speaker and organizational consultant Simon Sinek has an excellent quote on the importance of creating a meaningful corporate... Keep Reading
As we begin a new year, many home healthcare organizations will resolve to either begin or improve their social media plan. If you are new to social media or you don't have resources dedicated to this communication tool, it can feel like a daunting task. Axxess is here to help. Here... Keep Reading
The Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) patient engagement survey impacts the bottom line of home health agencies substantially, by attracting referral sources and value-based reimbursement. It is imperative for organizations to understand the HHCAHPS survey, and work on improving each measure to maximize long-term growth... Keep Reading