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As a home health provider, I was always interested in metrics and wanting to know more about what case-mix meant, how quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) and Home Health Compare worked and why they mattered to an organization. I … Keep Reading
Whether your hospice organization calls them community liaisons, marketers or community educators, it is likely you have a team responsible for the growth of your business. Successful growth strategies lean on marketing to reach those in their communities who may … Keep Reading
The Hospice Care Index has been proposed as an addition to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) as a claims-based quality measure. It is reported throughout the patient’s lifecycle and made of 10 indicators that represent multiple aspects of care … Keep Reading
Axxess recently hosted an event for hospice leaders to connect and learn from one another regarding major issues facing the industry and how we are working to solve them. Leaders from eight different hospices shared their concerns about providing care … Keep Reading
The Hospice Care Index has been proposed as an addition to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) as a claims-based quality measure. It is reported throughout the patient’s lifecycle and made of 10 indicators that represent multiple aspects of care … 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
Hospice organizations should prepare for quality reporting changes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced proposed rule changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), which was created to standardize a level of quality care. Major changes were … Keep Reading
More hospice providers are offering palliative care services than ever before. Despite any financial setbacks incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time for hospice providers to expand services and include this fast-growing care program. Expanded Reimbursement Palliative care … Keep Reading
Palliative care physicians are constantly having “the hospice talk” with patients who are days away from death, a talk that comes too late and not in a way that will be beneficial to the patient and their family. People often … 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
Leading a hospice organization to deliver quality patient care in the most efficient and cost effective manner requires managing personnel, regulatory, accreditation and other requirements. The amount of requirements can sometimes feel like paperwork comes before patients. One time-consuming regulatory … Keep Reading
The question that all palliative care providers face is when it may be appropriate to transition a patient to hospice care. As hospice is a type of palliative care, the demarcation is not easily identified. There are, however, distinct key … Keep Reading

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