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Each year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) releases a list of the top ten errors that hospice agencies were cited for in the previous year. The list is meant to be a guide for hospice providers to know the common mistakes that are made so they can... Keep Reading
Like many people in the field of home healthcare, Peter Ross had a personal experience that piqued his interest and moved him into the industry. He shared his story during a recent episode of the Help Choose Home podcast. Formerly in marketing and sales leadership roles in nationally recognized companies... Keep Reading
CMS has announced final details related to the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD). The demonstration will begin in Illinois on June 1, 2019. Home health agencies in Illinois should access the Palmetto GBA eServices portal between April 17 and May 16, 2019, to select one of three options: pre-claim review, postpayment... Keep Reading
In a recent blog, I shared some of the exciting features to come in our latest innovation, Axxess Hospice, a state-of-the-art solution developed by a team of hospice professionals to specifically meet the needs of hospice caregivers. I'm so excited about what we offer that I want to share a... Keep Reading
While there is much uncertainty in the world today, one thing we can count on: we are all getting older. Aging brings about change, but aging doesn't have to bring about a loss of independence as you evaluate your adult care options. This came up during a conversation on the... Keep Reading
The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is a defining opportunity for the role of therapy in transitioning from volume to value in the home healthcare industry. The physiology of the geriatric patient doesn't change January 1, 2020. The thing that will change is how we define, report and deliver care, and... Keep Reading
Hospice and palliative care can be care services that even those in the medical community are not fully comfortable talking about. Holly Chaffee, RN, BSN, MSN, President and CEO of VNA Care, hopes that the work she does serving more than 50,000 patients a year in Massachusetts with home health,... Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has confirmed the new start date for implementation of Review Choice Demonstration. Here are ten important things to know about this change affecting home health providers. Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) will begin for all Medicare-certified home health agencies in Illinois on June... Keep Reading
Twenty-five years ago, when Allen Hager, executive chairman of Risemark and founder of Right at Home, first got into home care, 8% of the United States GDP was spent on healthcare. Today, it's nearly 18% and expected to hit 20% within the next several years. During a discussion on the... Keep Reading
The home health Industry's coming payment reform, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model or PDGM, has exposed a common deficit: correct use of the ICD-10-CM code set's Official Guidelines and Conventions. When the 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) Final Rule was published late last year, CMS pointed out that 15... Keep Reading
It's no secret that research drives innovation and change. While the home healthcare industry has been somewhat lacking in having solid, grounded research, Jennifer Schiller, Director of Policy, Communications and Research, and others at the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation  (AHHQI) have set out to increase the amount... Keep Reading
Home health, home care, and hospice jobs are rewarding because caregivers report feeling togetherness, a reciprocal bond, spiritual and personal growth and professional accomplishment. Caregiving can also be demanding for families caring for a loved one and agency caregivers who work with multiple clients. Finding Balance Caregivers' passion for putting clients first... Keep Reading