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Administrators and designated staff in home care organizations spend countless hours working on authorization requests. Tracking requests can be time-consuming and difficult to maintain, and most organizations have unfortunately experienced large write-offs that come with missing or late authorizations. Meticulous … Keep Reading
Hospice criteria for patients with renal disease as their terminal diagnosis includes assessing the non-disease-specific criteria alongside the disease-specific criteria. The renal disease Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) are highly dependent on the decision not to seek dialysis or a kidney … 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
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced new funding opportunities for states to begin transitioning care from long-term care (LTC) facilities to home and community-based care settings. This funding presents tremendous growth potential for in-home care organizations … Keep Reading
Discharge planning documentation for hospice can be lacking; in most cases hospice discharges occur at death and are not planned. However, surveying organizations always ask for discharged patient records to review during the survey process to ensure the hospice met … Keep Reading
The annual ICD-10-CM changes through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) go into effect on October 1. It is important for home health organizations to know what these changes are and how they will impact the Patient-Driven Groupings … Keep Reading
The future of healthcare is in the home. That’s what we believe here at Axxess, the goal we work toward every day. In order to reach this goal, we’ve made it our mission to provide thought leadership and best practices … Keep Reading
The relationship between long-term care facilities and hospice organizations can be very fragile. Both entities are responsible for caring for the same patients but under different regulatory guidelines. Effects from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have stressed these relationships further, specifically … Keep Reading
During these challenging and uncertain times that COVID-19 has caused, clinicians may find themselves asking, “Where am I able to work right now?” With states declaring emergency responses, locking down their borders, and putting out the call for help with … Keep Reading
The Hospice Item Set (HIS) is one aspect of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) mandated by the Affordable Care Act and the Social Security Act. The HQRP is an initiative to ensure hospices provide quality care for all patients, … Keep Reading
The unexpected home health industry development that emerged from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was the widespread acceptance and use of telehealth visits. With mandatory shelter-in-place orders in most states, performing necessary healthcare visits seemed out of reach. Enter technology. The … 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

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