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For the past 22 years, home health organizations have worked hard to get Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) documentation right. However, with so many resources available, it often feels like we enter a “spin zone” every time we seek … Keep Reading
“My father no longer finds joy in the hobbies he usually enjoys. This has been going on for a few weeks now.” “I think my mother is losing her memory, she sometimes doubles her medication dose to hide it.” “My … Keep Reading
The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) created a payment system that relies heavily on clinical characteristics to develop more payment categories, shifting reimbursement away from service quantity toward service quality. So what can home health organizations do to properly manage visits … Keep Reading
Editorial note: This guest blog is by Annie Erstling, chief strategy officer for our health technology partner, Forcura. It includes insights from Axxess’ panel discussion during Forcura’s annual CONNECT Summit – “Earning a Seat at the Table: Are Post-Acute Care … Keep Reading
Volunteers are the heart of hospice care. In fact, in the United States hospice care began as a volunteer-based movement. Volunteers are a vital part of the interdisciplinary team (IDG), a Medicare requirement under the Conditions of Participation. A minimum … Keep Reading
Every year there are frequent updates in coding guidelines. Some codes may not be used anymore, while some may have new diagnoses. As these modifications occur, we must be up-to-date with medical coding requirements. It is a challenge when coders … Keep Reading
Caregivers are not the only healthcare professionals facing extreme burnout. Physicians are slogging through many of the same challenges. Your clients’ care is funneled through a system clogged with an abundance of paperwork and a shortage of staff. Electronic medical … Keep Reading
The healthcare industry and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continue to push and incentivize the use of integrative technology to solve healthcare challenges. Industry-wide dependence on interoperability has increased so drastically that remote care monitoring (RCM) is … Keep Reading
Care at home organizations are dealing with an influx of resignations on top of an already decades-long healthcare staffing shortage. Dubbed “the Great Resignation,” the numbers associated with the worker scarcity are astounding: one in five healthcare workers have quit … Keep Reading
As we continue to face repercussions of the pandemic, we also face an epidemic related to the shortage of staff in almost every home health organization across the country. There is no exception. Technology has played a significant role in … Keep Reading
When a patient is receiving hospice care, one major facet of that care is medications. The average hospice patient receives more than 10 medications a day, which can be immensely expensive for consumers and hospice organizations. These rising costs created … Keep Reading
We know interoperability improves care coordination, a sore spot in many providers’ operations. Yet interoperability impacts more than just care transitions. An integrated operational method enables a seamless delivery of quality care while also improving efficiency and decreasing costs. This … Keep Reading

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