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There has been a lot of news over the past few years about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. Some impacts include kids being away from friends, the stress of having school online, job loss for many … Keep Reading
The Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data elements are designed for home health organizations to integrate into their comprehensive assessment to collect and report quality data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). They can also guide … Keep Reading
Home health organizations must prepare for the update of the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) to OASIS-E, which will replace OASIS-D on January 1, 2023. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the plan to implement OASIS-E … Keep Reading
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement first created the Triple Aim to summarize the key challenges identified in the U.S. healthcare system over the prior four decades. The analysis looked at how to deliver the best patient care possible to the … Keep Reading
When a patient is discharged from the hospital and starts home health, hospice or home care services, it is important for the provider to pay attention to social determinants of health (SDOH). Addressing SDOH is a key aspect of the … Keep Reading
While some clinicians find it difficult to define, “necessary and reasonable” services are required by Medicare. Reasonable and necessary services are those provided in the home that require the skill and training of a licensed professional. The skill ordered by … Keep Reading
Summer is a great time for barbeques, pool parties and sports, but the heat increases the risk of dehydration. This is especially dangerous for young children and older adults. Dehydration can lead to potentially serious health consequences, such as impaired … Keep Reading
Clinical leaders are responsible for the health and well-being of their patients. One of the main responsibilities of business leaders is the health of the organization. These things go hand in hand, and Axxess’ Business Intelligence tool, available for Axxess … Keep Reading
When someone is facing a serious illness, overcoming the myths and misconceptions about hospice services is a big first step. When first hearing the words hospice or palliative care, most people have a visceral reaction — fear. The terms hospice … Keep Reading
With a decrease in skilled nursing facility residents from the pandemic comes an increase in therapy referrals in the home. Home health organizations are seeing the benefits their patients experience with therapy at home, such as reduced hospital readmissions and … 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 … Keep Reading
Claims-based audits are rising, causing an increase in administrative overhead that many hospices cannot afford. Experts say the key factor to curb these audits is accurate hospice eligibility. As a result, experts are warning hospices to enforce a tighter review … Keep Reading

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