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If there is one thing Joel Theisen, BSN, RN is passionate about, it’s developing proactive, preventative long-term care for older adults. Theisen is chief executive officer and founder of Lifesprk, an innovative home care company based in Minnesota that is … 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, … 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 … 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 … Keep Reading
Each day more and more baby boomers reach the age where they either leave the workforce or require care in their home. Sometimes, both of those things happen at the same time, and that puts pressure on healthcare providers. Research … Keep Reading
Home health agencies across the U.S. are desperately seeking a solution to a national nursing shortage. Due to the ongoing crisis, the nursing shortage is making it more and more difficult for agencies to recruit and retain a sufficient number … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the postponement of the start dates for the subsequent pre-claim review (PCR) demonstration states – Florida, Texas, Michigan, and Massachusetts. CMS announced the change after the experience in Illinois has highlighted … Keep Reading
Billing and revenue exchange is one of the biggest issues for home health agencies across the nation. Agencies without proper billing practices are facing challenges of delayed payments right now. Agencies must expertly examine and fine tune their auditing and … Keep Reading
Author: Kris Berry
Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software, has released a new white paper, preparing home health agencies to use revenue cycle management to thrive throughout complex industry changes. The recent transition to the ICD-10, the focus on patient-centered … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the draft copy of the updated Outcome and Assessment Information Set, OASIS-C2. The newly updated OASIS-C2 data set is scheduled to replace OASIS-C1 on January 1, 2017, and has multiple … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently sent out MLN Matters number SE1524[1], which announced a “Probe and Educate” review of claims by Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for episodes starting August 1, 2015 and beyond.  This CMS mandated … Keep Reading
Marvin Javellana, co-owner of the Better Care Home Health agency, explains how data from Axxess and the clinicians at the agency have proved the organization’s value as a member of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Axxess tracks key data that … Keep Reading