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The clinicians and operators of your organization must work together toward a shared goal by carrying out their separate roles. We have explored the differences between the two teams in the first part of our series. To ensure long-term success, … Keep Reading
Home care organizations are made up of two teams: clinicians and operators. A successful marriage between these teams is like a pair of glasses. Each lens has a separate focus but only when connected and working together can you achieve … Keep Reading
The Hospice Item Set (HIS) is one aspect of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) mandated by the Affordable Care Act and the Social Security Act. The HQRP is an initiative to ensure hospices provide quality care for all patients, … Keep Reading
Home care organizations are made up of two teams: clinicians and operators. A successful marriage between these teams is like a pair of glasses. Each lens has a separate focus but only when connected and working together properly can you … Keep Reading
The Hospice Item Set (HIS) is one aspect of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) that was mandated by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and set under section 1814(i)(5) of the Social Security Act. The HQRP is an initiative … Keep Reading
Home care organizations are comprised of two very different, integral teams: clinicians responsible for all aspects of client care and administrators who handle activities related to business operations. Clinical quality is when the clinical team operates at a high level … Keep Reading
The Hospice Item Set (HIS) is one aspect of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) that was mandated by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and set under section 1814(i)(5) of the Social Security Act. The HQRP is an initiative … Keep Reading
Given the complex medical needs and necessary equipment, transporting developmentally delayed or medically challenged pediatric patients to and from outpatient therapy clinics is a difficult, if not impossible, task for many families. Easy transportation, coupled with care efficiencies and associated … Keep Reading
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a neurological disease with severe functional, respiratory, and nutritional deficits. While the disease takes a few years for death to occur, the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) Cigna Government Services (CGS) and National Government Services (NGS) … Keep Reading
Not every patient has the same opportunities presented to them in their healthcare journey. It is our responsibility as healthcare leaders to share our experiences, educate and empower the patients we serve. The weight of accomplishing these objectives often proves … Keep Reading
The Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) Cigna Government Services (CGS) and National Government Services (NGS) have set hospice eligibility criteria for patients with cancer as their terminal diagnosis that include assessing the non-disease-specific criteria alongside the disease-specific criteria. As with all … Keep Reading
The Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) Cigna Government Services (CGS), National Government Services (NGS), and Palmetto set disease-specific criteria for eligibility for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) disease that include assessing the non-disease specific criteria alongside the disease-specific criteria. As with all … Keep Reading

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