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The nation’s healthcare system was severely tested in 2020, leaving many providers exhausted and hopeful that the new year would bring with it some relief. The Crystal Ball: 2021 Federal Legislative and Regulatory Outlook for Home-Based Care Agency Providers event … Keep Reading
Good news for home healthcare organizations – more COVID-19 relief is on the way. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 has been signed by President Trump and will offer organizations much-needed assistance by extending some elements of the CARES Act … Keep Reading
In a recent episode, the Help Choose Home podcast welcomed Sara Wilson, president and CEO of Home Assist Health, Inc. A nonprofit organization that serves Arizona residents in greater Maricopa County, Home Assist Health helps private pay and Medicaid clients … Keep Reading
Working on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic has its risks. Healthcare professionals in high numbers are suffering from a new hardship known as “pandemic fatigue.” Pandemic fatigue occurs in workers who are taking care of patients, trying to … Keep Reading
Ending 2020 with good news, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is coordinating distribution of recently approved COVID-19 vaccines through state health departments, networks of independent pharmacies and federal agencies, such as the Indian Health Service. Vaccine distribution … Keep Reading
Scientists took nine months to develop and test COVID-19 vaccines and still managed to beat their planned release date by one month, a goal many said was unrealistic for a task that should take years. Efforts to create a COVID-19 … Keep Reading
The home health experts at Axxess know the industry well. They, too, were clinicians working for multiple organizations to pick up any extra visits available. That’s why Axxess CARE, our home health scheduling and staffing software, was created: to help … Keep Reading
The release of the Medicare Home Health 2021 Final Rule didn’t come without disappointment and frustration, although the changes are much more subtle compared to the implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) a year ago. While the implementation of … Keep Reading
Home health organizations have a new hurdle from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2021 Final Rule: the no-pay RAP, which introduces penalties for untimely Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) submissions. Organizations have many questions regarding submission requirements, … Keep Reading
The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up care at home. In a survey by Axxess and Home Health Care News, 68% of organizations that have seen a decline in revenue cited staffing challenges during the pandemic as the cause. The average … Keep Reading
The release of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) annual final rule is highly anticipated by home health organizations eager to learn if more reimbursements and allowances are coming their way in the following year. A proposed rule … Keep Reading
A tsunami of change came when the Prospective Payment System (PPS), the method of reimbursement since 2000, was replaced with the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) in January 2020. Thirty-day billing periods replaced 60-day periods, three areas are now reviewed for … Keep Reading

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