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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
A Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order is not required to be enrolled in hospice care. However, many providers believe it to be the most appropriate treatment choice for patients, given the severity of their condition. Hospice patients and family members … Keep Reading
May is Mental Health Month in the United States, and Axxess joins the national movement to promote the importance of mental health. Throughout the month of May, organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) run campaigns dedicated to … Keep Reading
The scrutiny by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on general inpatient (GIP) level of care over the last few years has many agencies concerned about providing any level of care other than routine home care (RHC) for the … Keep Reading
The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospice Survey empowers hospice organizations by attracting referral sources, driving business growth, and sustaining compliance with industry regulations, including the current pay-for-reporting requirements and the shift to value-based care on the … Keep Reading
It is important for hospices to understand that Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), Cigna Government Services (CGS), National Government Services (NGS), and Palmetto set disease-specific criteria for eligibility for coma that include assessing the non-disease specific criteria alongside the disease-specific criteria. … Keep Reading

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