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Many new home health organizations have questions about the Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings that are published quarterly by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Now that we understand the when and how of home health star … Keep Reading
New Medicare-certified home health organizations are in the perfect position to quickly establish themselves as top-performing providers. Upon submission of the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data for home health quality reporting, there will come a point when the … Keep Reading
Healthcare professionals across the continuum of care are becoming more aware of the behavioral health ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic. While focus has remained on survival, treatment and prevention, the next phase of coping and adjusting has — or is … Keep Reading
When we think of medical coding and billing, most imagine these as two completely unrelated functions. Medical coding is associated with the assignment of codes to medical diagnoses, while billing is more commonly thought of as a revenue cycle management … Keep Reading
The future of healthcare is in the home. All the work we do at Axxess is part of an effort to ensure patients can get care where they are most comfortable. This is why we work to share our knowledge … Keep Reading
Successful home healthcare organizations know that the right technology partner can help: Ensure compliance and maximize reimbursements amidst ever-changing regulations Increase staff efficiency and satisfaction through user-friendly solutions Improve care quality measures and star ratings, which can increase referrals and … Keep Reading
The home health star ratings summarize key performance measures in an easy-to-understand format, improving the ability of consumers to compare and choose top-performing home healthcare providers, in addition to other detailed information. Since home health organizations that are rated four … Keep Reading
In this episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Edo Banach, JD, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. He has worked as the senior advisor and deputy director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at … Keep Reading
Most home health organizations have seen their census return to pre-pandemic levels, and in some cases, have increased and grown their operations because of greater appreciation for in-home care due to COVID-19. As a new “normal” evolves, the focus of … Keep Reading
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing a necessary shift in healthcare delivery and the Biden Administration indicating their support early on, home-based care is becoming a national priority. New legislation that would directly bolster the home healthcare industry has been introduced … Keep Reading
Low Utilization Payment Adjustment (LUPA) rates were higher than expected in 2020, with home health organizations receiving lower reimbursements as a result. There are tools available within a home health software that administrators can use to easily follow the billing … Keep Reading
The words “pediatric palliative care” strike fear in many healthcare providers. Picturing children and their families suffering can be so overwhelming that it becomes a barrier to truly understanding the good things that come from the provision of pediatric palliative … Keep Reading


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