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Administrators and designated staff in home care organizations spend countless hours working on authorization requests. Tracking requests can be time-consuming and difficult to maintain, and most organizations have unfortunately experienced large write-offs that come with missing or late authorizations. Meticulous clinical documentation in a home care software provides easy and... Keep Reading
Hospice criteria for patients with renal disease as their terminal diagnosis includes assessing the non-disease-specific criteria alongside the disease-specific criteria. The renal disease Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) are highly dependent on the decision not to seek dialysis or a kidney transplant and laboratory values, making renal eligibility one of the... Keep Reading
In this episode of Help Choose Home, we welcome Cheryl Hammons, CFE, CSA, strategic partnership director for Veterans Care Coordination, a business that helps qualified U.S. veterans and their surviving spouses access aid and attendance benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans Aid and Attendance provides monthly payments to... Keep Reading
Every quarter, Medicare implements what they call “Dark Days,” a time period when users cannot submit claims through Direct Data Entry (DDE). During the Dark Days, Medicare brings the Common Working File (CWF) offline to install quarterly updates in the system. Organization Operations During Medicare Dark Days When a user submits batch... Keep Reading
There are many misconceptions about memory loss and depression today. While both conditions can be symptoms of a larger illness, neither is a direct result of the aging process in and of itself. Neither is an inevitable part of aging that should be expected. Aging and Memory Loss There are times when... Keep Reading
The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospice Survey empowers hospice organizations by attracting referral sources, driving business growth and sustaining compliance with industry regulations, including the current pay-for-reporting requirements and the shift to value-based care on the industry’s horizon. By evaluating hospice patient and caregiver experiences, the CAHPS... Keep Reading
Axxess founder and CEO, John Olajide, recently sat down with Edo Banach, the president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), for a conversation featured in NHPCO’s new podcast series, Leading Person-Centered Care. The wide-ranging conversation covered everything from John’s roots in Nigeria to how healthcare... Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced new funding opportunities for states to begin transitioning care from long-term care (LTC) facilities to home and community-based care settings. This funding presents tremendous growth potential for in-home care organizations and can also mean happier seniors and lower costs of... Keep Reading
To get the most return on investment for any conference, it’s important to take 15 to 20 minutes to plan ahead. With social distancing guidelines currently halting in-person events, preparing for an online event is essential because once the event starts there will be little time to stop and think... Keep Reading
In the latest episode of the Help Choose Home podcast, we welcome Jeff Bevis, founder and CEO of FirstLight Home Care, which provides non-medical home care through its franchises in 35 states, plus the District of Columbia. Jeff is passionate about providing the highest level of service in the industry,... Keep Reading
The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the delivery of healthcare in America. With individuals and families choosing to avoid hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other congregate inpatient healthcare settings to protect against infection, it has solidified the belief that the future of healthcare delivery will be in the home. Institutions Are... Keep Reading
A clinical supervisor (CS) has a demanding job. Good organizational habits and efficiencies are the keys to their success. In order to understand how these key elements play a role in job success, let’s look at the professional life of a clinical supervisor and get a glimpse at some of... Keep Reading

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