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The new Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) takes effect first in Illinois and will later expand to Ohio, North Carolina, Texas, and Florida. CMS reserves the option to expand in the future to other states in the Home Health and Hospice Medicare Administrative Contractor Jurisdiction M (Palmetto), so understanding RCD is... Keep Reading
OASIS-D will introduce new requirements to the home health industry beginning January 1, 2019. Axxess released OASIS-D early to allow clinicians to become familiar with the changes before they take effect so organizations can prepare for a seamless transition in the new year. Axxess has released blog articles and educational content... Keep Reading
As noted by my colleague Sonya Sobush recently, America's growing population of older Americans (from 15 percent of the total population today to 20 percent by 2030) amplifies the need for increased variety in medical care options. As leaders both inside and outside the medical community work to meet the... Keep Reading
OASIS-D will introduce new requirements to the home health industry beginning January 1, 2019. Axxess has released OASIS-D early so clinicians can become familiar with the changes before they take effect, and organizations can prepare for a seamless transition in the new year. The below outline will guide you through OASIS-D... Keep Reading
OASIS-D will introduce new requirements to the home health industry beginning January 1, 2019. Understanding the new items and modifications is essential for industry professionals to ensure accurate, high-quality data collection. Read part one of our four-part blog series on OASIS-D to understand the underlying regulations and comprehensively prepare your... Keep Reading
America's growing population of older Americans (from 15 percent of the total population today to 20 percent by 2030) amplifies the need for increased variety in medical care options. As leaders both inside and outside the medical community work to meet the burgeoning demand, Axxess is proud to celebrate National... Keep Reading
OASIS-D is coming soon to the home health industry, introducing new regulations and requirements beginning January 1, 2019. Understanding the new items and modifications in the OASIS-D assessment is essential for industry professionals to ensure accurate, high-quality data collection. Changes from OASIS-C2 to OASIS-D include the addition of new items, revision... Keep Reading
As a first-time attendee of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) Conference and Expo earlier this month, I came away with a better understanding of our industry and the people who bring it to life with their passion for making lives better. At the conference, there are plenty... 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
Claims denials are common in the healthcare industry and cost providers time and money.  Simple mistakes in the claims process can lead to a denial that costs additional labor to refile and delays reimbursement crucial for the business' cash flows.  The average denial rate is between five and ten percent.... 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
Claim denial rates hurt the bottom line of home healthcare businesses of every size. Every provider has had to experience denials when filing claims for both Medicare and managed care. Oftentimes, a simple mistake is to blame. The average denial rate in the healthcare industry is between five and ten... Keep Reading