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In 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2020 Home Health Final Rule, which introduced the new case-mix adjustment methodology, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). This new billing policy went into effect in 2020 and … Keep Reading
Palliative care is a hot topic in healthcare. It not only helps improve a patient’s quality of life through symptom management and goals of care planning, but it also reduces many patients’ revolving door readmissions to the hospital. However, as … Keep Reading
The 2021 transition to the no-pay Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) has not been without obstacles for home health organizations, with unavoidable claims processing errors occurring from the start. While some of the previous claim errors have been resolved, the … Keep Reading
Certification for hospice and palliative care clinicians demonstrates clinical expertise in advanced disease symptom management. While many organizations are aware of the benefit registered nurses (RNs) certified as Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurses (CHPN) bring to their hospice teams, it … Keep Reading
How do we deliver the best patient experience for the greatest number of people in an affordable manner? This is ultimately the goal of each home healthcare organization and an initiative that relies on many factors, starting with a commitment … Keep Reading
As hospice organizations continue to span the spectrum of the post-acute industry, many consider palliative care to be part of a natural progression. According to the 2020 National Hospice and Palliative Care Needs Survey Results Summary, 69% of its members … Keep Reading
According to the United States Census Bureau, the number of the nation’s 65-and-older population has grown by more than one third since 2010. With this growth, the number of people diagnosed with a serious illness has climbed, increasing the need … Keep Reading
As Medicare home health and hospice growth continues in the United States, so too does scrutiny related to increased government spending for services under the Medicare program. While home-based care saves the United States healthcare system billions of dollars compared … Keep Reading
It’s been a year since we had our indoctrination to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we seem to be gaining momentum on vaccinations in the United States, we need to start thinking about the “other side” of COVID-19. What will our … Keep Reading
In this episode of Help Choose Home, the special guest is Dr. Fran Hoh, an Advanced Practice Nurse board-certified in hospice and palliative care, as well as the founder and CEO of Palliative RX. Palliative RX offers live online programs … Keep Reading
During an audience poll in a recent presentation, 61% of attendees admitted that they are not using an electronic medical records (EMR) software that offers interoperability with other programs. Using an intuitive home health software that provides these built-in connections … Keep Reading
In this episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Ken Albert, president and CEO of Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice. Androscoggin is an independent nonprofit home healthcare organization in central Maine that has been serving about nine counties and … Keep Reading


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