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Circulatory and heart diseases are common diagnoses in hospice care, second to cancer. However, because their symptom management and disease management are often very similar, determining an accurate prognosis can be challenging. Are these chronic symptoms or is this a … Keep Reading
A good patient outcome is the direct result of a good plan of care. This plan is only beneficial if it is developed around confirmed patient diagnoses. Complete and accurate coding of patient diagnoses is the foundation for care provided … Keep Reading
During my years as a home care administrator, I spent more time than I wanted to tracking licenses and other compliance items for employees. Since it is a necessary part of running a home care organization, streamlining that tracking is … Keep Reading
Dr. Jay LaBine, chief medical officer for naviHealth, discusses his work in value-based, senior-focused, post-acute care in the latest episode of the Help Choose Home podcast. With a medical career spanning many years, Dr. LaBine’s work with naviHealth centers around … Keep Reading
With the recent direction from President Biden that all healthcare workers must be vaccinated or be tested weekly for COVID-19, organizations must meticulously track employees’ vaccination status and weekly tests. Axxess Home Care has a solution for these tracking challenges. … Keep Reading
Changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) have been finalized to include the Hospice Care Index (HCI), an addition first introduced in the proposed rule. The HCI is a claims-based quality measure reported throughout the patient’s lifecycle and made … Keep Reading
With claims-based audits increasing, hospices must enforce a tighter review process for hospice eligibility with a clear documentation of tools used. There are four tools that help determine whether a patient has a chronic illness or a terminal illness for … Keep Reading
In this episode, Merrily Orsini speaks to Jason Bring, a healthcare partner at Arnall Golden Gregory, who co-chairs the law firm’s National Post-Acute Care team and serves on the board of the National Association of Home Care and Hospice. Bring … Keep Reading
The full approval of COVID-19 vaccines by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is quickly bringing regulatory changes to the healthcare industry. Currently 11 states have mandated a COVID-19 vaccine for their healthcare workers. President Biden recently announced plans for … Keep Reading
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Thomas Cornwell, Senior Medical Director at Village Medical at Home. Village Medical at Home is part of VillageMD, an organization that partners with physicians to deliver high-quality clinical care and better patient outcomes, … Keep Reading
Changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) have been finalized to include the Hospice Care Index (HCI), an addition first introduced in the proposed rule. The HCI is a claims-based quality measure reported throughout the patient’s lifecycle and made … Keep Reading
In this episode of Help Choose Home, we are joined by Brent Korte, Chief Home Care Officer of EvergreenHealth. He is also an active member of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. Topics discussed include: How virtual care … Keep Reading

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