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Decreases in mobility as individuals age can lead to a decline in independence and more frail health, which in turn leads to significant increased risk of hospital admission or readmission. Beyond that, older adults are also at greater risk for isolation due to that lack of mobility and function, which can add to adverse health effects. Isolation and lack of social integration contribute to poor health more than genetics. Among the many impacts of... Keep Reading
In the healthcare industry, communication is vitally important, not only in providing specifics about a patient's condition, but also in detailing the type of care needed after a stay in the hospital. Dr. Christine D. Jones is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado, Denver, where she... 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, value-based reimbursement, and payment under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). It is imperative for organizations to understand the HHCAHPS survey, and work on improving each measure to... Keep Reading
Did you know that about 70% of people over age 65 will require some type of long-term care? That's according to Maryglenn Boals, CLTC, LACP, President of MgBoals & Associates, LLC, a nationally recognized leader for her work in the field of senior care options. The reality, according to Boals,... 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
To succeed in the changing regulatory landscape, home health organizations must begin to adapt to the new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), which takes effect January 1, 2020. Axxess is committed to helping our clients learn about this new reimbursement model and grow their business. Our in-house engineering team has released... Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) releases an annual list of the top ten items 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 be avoided.... Keep Reading
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