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In this episode of Help Choose Home, we welcome Johanna Beliveau, DNP, MBA, RN, President and Chief Executive Officer of Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH). Serving the Upper Connecticut River Valley region since 1907, VNH is a nonprofit organization that provides nursing, rehabilitation, hospice and... Keep Reading
Home health documentation has become more complex, evolving over the years to ensure a high standard of care. In the campaign for patient-centered, quality care, governing bodies are now auditing visit documentation to measure quality. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is the largest payer for healthcare in the... Keep Reading
There are few things an organization can do that have greater long-term impacts than choosing the right home care software partner. Technology impacts every facet of a home care organization, from operations, like billing and payroll, to clinical care, like documentation and compliance. Employees are equally affected with ease of use... Keep Reading
The start of this new decade brought a myriad of challenges to the healthcare space. One of the most notable was the heightening of an already tenuous hospice staffing situation. Whether due to fear of exposure to COVID-19, burnout from working long hours, losing patients who were isolated from family or... Keep Reading
I was delighted to have three well-respected national home healthcare leaders join me in a candid conversation about their personal thoughts on leadership at a time of tremendous change and opportunity. These leaders – Edo Banach, Bill Dombi and Vicki Hoak – each represent the healthcare at home continuum, advocating nationally... Keep Reading
A recent comment in the Axxess User Community brought up best practices for home health documentation, and one strategy that surfaced as a potential solution was outsourcing. But is this the best option for an organization? With the right home health software, organizations should not have to outsource time-consuming documentation tasks,... Keep Reading
What Is Private Duty Home Care? Private duty home care is known by many names, including private pay or custodial home care. It is just one subset of in-home healthcare in which caregivers provide a broad range of services that are completely customized to the unique needs of the client, and... Keep Reading
Effective January 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model for hospice and palliative care patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. The new VBID Model requires hospice organizations to submit claims to both CMS and Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) for the model’s duration,... Keep Reading
The implementation of major 2021 billing changes is underway and home health organizations are adapting to new operations to stay compliant and manage revenue. One month into 2021, organizations have already learned some tips on succeeding with no-pay Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs), claim submission and the use of a KX... Keep Reading
The home care suction log is a simple document with extraordinary reach. At first glance, the suction log can seem like just a piece of paper with a client suction count, but it can be used for so much more. When monitored, this valuable home care software record can help organizations... Keep Reading
Fee-for-service Medicare coverage for hospice care is no longer the only option for providers. Starting on January 1, 2021, the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model took effect to test the impact of care delivery and quality of care for palliative and hospice care patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. What’s Affected by... Keep Reading
A new episode of the Help Choose Home podcast welcomes Michelle Woodbrey, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors. Founded in 2011, 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors offers referral and coaching services to older adults and their families who are exploring aging care options. Michelle and her co-founder sister,... Keep Reading

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