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The Hospice Item Set (HIS) is one aspect of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) that was mandated by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and set under section 1814(i)(5) of the Social Security Act. The HQRP is an initiative … Keep Reading
The medical and healthcare landscapes are vast and overwhelming, and as a consumer, it’s easy to feel like an anonymous face in the crowd. Dr. Michael Fratkin, CEO and founder of ResolutionCare, has been working to improve people’s care experience … Keep Reading
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a neurological disease with severe functional, respiratory, and nutritional deficits. While the disease takes a few years for death to occur, the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) Cigna Government Services (CGS) and National Government Services (NGS) … Keep Reading
Not every patient has the same opportunities presented to them in their healthcare journey. It is our responsibility as healthcare leaders to share our experiences, educate and empower the patients we serve. The weight of accomplishing these objectives often proves … Keep Reading
When you think about customer service, hospice may not be the first image that comes to mind. However, providing hospice care requires a great deal of customer service aptitude from hospice professionals. While the interdisciplinary group (IDG) works together to … Keep Reading
The Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) Cigna Government Services (CGS) and National Government Services (NGS) have set hospice eligibility criteria for patients with cancer as their terminal diagnosis that include assessing the non-disease-specific criteria alongside the disease-specific criteria. As with all … Keep Reading
As we learn to navigate life during the coronavirus pandemic, you may be wondering how home health care options have been impacted. Are you a family caregiver who has utilized or is considering using in-home care? Are you considering moving … Keep Reading
The Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) Cigna Government Services (CGS), National Government Services (NGS), and Palmetto set disease-specific criteria for eligibility for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) disease that include assessing the non-disease specific criteria alongside the disease-specific criteria. As with all … Keep Reading
The Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) Cigna Government Services (CGS), National Government Services (NGS), and Palmetto set disease-specific eligibility criteria for Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders that include assessing the non-disease specific criteria alongside the disease-specific criteria. With Alzheimer’s Disease and … Keep Reading
Whether your hospice agency is using the productivity ratio or another staffing model, understanding the number of team members your agency employs is paramount to the successful execution of your chosen staffing model. Why the Number Matters Payroll and related … Keep Reading
Axxess believes that the future of healthcare delivery is in the home. That’s why our mission is to empower home-based care organizations and clinical professionals with the world’s best cloud-based technology to automate their business operations so they can focus … Keep Reading
The Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) Palmetto, Cigna Government Services (CGS) and National Government Services (NGS) set disease-specific criteria for eligibility for cardiac disease that include assessing the non-disease specific criteria alongside the disease-specific criteria. As with all diagnoses for hospice … Keep Reading

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