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The world of healthcare technology is complex and competitive. At Axxess, the complexity and the competition are what drives each team member. The ongoing assurance and faith in each of our Axxess teams provided by our Founder and CEO John … Keep Reading
As the Great Reshuffle continues, employers are looking for ways to attract new talent and retain their current staff among an employee-driven labor market. One of the best ways to retain employees is to focus on your company’s culture. Ask … Keep Reading
For the past 22 years, home health organizations have worked hard to get Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) documentation right. However, with so many resources available, it often feels like we enter a “spin zone” every time we seek … Keep Reading
“My father no longer finds joy in the hobbies he usually enjoys. This has been going on for a few weeks now.” “I think my mother is losing her memory, she sometimes doubles her medication dose to hide it.” “My … Keep Reading
The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) created a payment system that relies heavily on clinical characteristics to develop more payment categories, shifting reimbursement away from service quantity toward service quality. So what can home health organizations do to properly manage visits … Keep Reading
In 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), which shifted to a patient-centered payment system that focuses on clinical characteristics and other meaningful patient information. Under PDGM, the 60-day episode of care … Keep Reading
As the home health industry continues to evolve at a rapid rate, successful organizations are those that fully understand regulatory compliance and maximize the benefits of home health to create positive outcomes for their patients. Among the therapy skills that … Keep Reading
Though the concepts of palliative care have been around since the inception of the hospice care delivery model, palliative care continues to be mostly undefined from regulatory and payment structure perspectives. Palliative care is provided by a specially trained team … Keep Reading
There’s nothing quite like the anxiety of a surveyor popping in your home health organization for a surprise audit. Surveys can cause even the most stringent administrator to doubt their operations. I remember the feeling well and that’s why I … Keep Reading
Most Americans do not have a plan in place for end-of-life care. A lack of these advance directives, currently used by only one in three people, directly leads to higher healthcare costs and a distinct disconnect between the patient’s wishes … Keep Reading
Editorial note: This guest blog is by Annie Erstling, chief strategy officer for our health technology partner, Forcura. It includes insights from Axxess’ panel discussion during Forcura’s annual CONNECT Summit – “Earning a Seat at the Table: Are Post-Acute Care … Keep Reading
Volunteers are the heart of hospice care. In fact, in the United States hospice care began as a volunteer-based movement. Volunteers are a vital part of the interdisciplinary team (IDG), a Medicare requirement under the Conditions of Participation. A minimum … Keep Reading

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