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The 2020 Home Health Final Rule was officially published November 8, 2019, and although the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) has been the major focus of published reports to date, this final policy document covers many other aspects of home health … Keep Reading
The home health Industry’s coming payment reform, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model or PDGM, has exposed a common deficit: correct use of the ICD-10-CM code set’s Official Guidelines and Conventions. When the 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) Final Rule … 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
Home health care agencies and other providers can make judgment calls in when to use certain ICD-10 codes that in most circumstances are not meant to appear together, according to interim guidance issued Monday by the National Center for Health … Keep Reading
Editor’s note: Original article featuring Axxess published on HealthcareDIVE. After years of planning, software upgrades, complaints, varying degrees of panic and numerous delays, the new generation of U.S. healthcare codes goes into effect today. “Many agencies were gearing up for the … Keep Reading
Author: Axxess
Is Your Organization Ready for October 1? DALLAS (Sept. 28, 2015) – Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software and accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), offers in-person, hands-on training to help home health organizations effectively … Keep Reading
As the delivery of healthcare evolves to become more interconnected, coordinating care between nurses, pharmacists, physicians, social workers and other disciplines has become increasingly important. Ultimately, this collaboration helps improve patient outcomes. Click here to read the full article on … Keep Reading
Author: Axxess
ICD-10-CM Transition: Prepare for Cash-Flow Impact. DALLAS (August 18, 2015)  Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software — also accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center  has released a white paper to help home health agencies effectively manage … Keep Reading
An article by Axxess President and CEO John Olajide was featured in D Healthcare today. It is titled “Major Change Now Imminent for Providers: Are You Ready for ICD-10?” The article discusses key readiness factors to consider before transitioning to … Keep Reading

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