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There is a crisis in the United States. Our workforce is severely depleted, and it is certainly being felt by those in the home care industry. Nurses are aging and replacements to this profession are not being filled at the rate of retirement. A number of years ago, Axxess Founder and CEO... Keep Reading
Using an electronic medical record (EMR) should ease the strains of running a home care business. For tasks that are performed regularly, knowing a faster way can make all the difference. Clients have reached out to us on the Axxess User Community with the following questions, and we want to share... Keep Reading
With claims-based audits increasing, hospices must enforce a tighter review process for hospice eligibility with a clear documentation of tools used. There are four tools that help determine whether a patient has a chronic illness or a terminal illness for hospice eligibility. An introduction of the tools and an explanation of... Keep Reading
In this episode, Merrily Orsini speaks to Jason Bring, a healthcare partner at Arnall Golden Gregory, who co-chairs the law firm’s National Post-Acute Care team and serves on the board of the National Association of Home Care and Hospice. Bring also works with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization... Keep Reading
Staff morale is a powerful shared energy that directly affects employees’ motivation, job performance and workplace relationships, and should be a priority. Happy employees are good for business. During these challenging times, when many healthcare organizations are battling low staff morale and high turnover, employers are not seeking to replace their... Keep Reading
Women have assumed leadership roles across all industries and are demonstrating remarkable success. Our nation is witnessing growth and opportunity in the healthcare sector, but specifically in the business of home health and hospice services. I had the pleasure of having a conversation with three exceptional women who have not only... Keep Reading
You may be very busy working in your business, seeing patients, processing payroll and generally keeping the lights on, to worry about working on your business. However, marketing is a key component to ensure your long-term success and stability as an organization. Take these steps to market your care at home organization effectively. Audit What You Are Doing Now Your first step is to assess... Keep Reading
Patient rehospitalizations have a significant impact on home health organizations and can be prevented in many situations. Every year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) penalizes acute care hospitals that have too many Medicare patients readmitted within 30 days of their original discharge. This can negatively impact referrals for... Keep Reading
All organizations want to hire the best and brightest talent. Along the same lines, job applicants expect a level of commitment when they start working for an organization. The quickest and most successful way to show your dedication to new employees is through a training program. How do you plan, structure and organize all aspects of your employee training program to... Keep Reading
The full approval of COVID-19 vaccines by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is quickly bringing regulatory changes to the healthcare industry. Currently 11 states have mandated a COVID-19 vaccine for their healthcare workers. President Biden recently announced plans for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to require... Keep Reading
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Thomas Cornwell, Senior Medical Director at Village Medical at Home. Village Medical at Home is part of VillageMD, an organization that partners with physicians to deliver high-quality clinical care and better patient outcomes, while reducing the total cost of care. To do... Keep Reading
Increased Medicare transparency has allowed healthcare consumers to learn about home health providers before they start care. The use of the star ratings system, comprised of quality ratings and patient survey data, has been available to healthcare consumers on Home Health Compare and has helped patients and their families make informed... Keep Reading

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