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The world of healthcare technology is complex and competitive. At Axxess, the complexity and the competition are what drives each team member. The ongoing assurance and faith in each of our Axxess teams provided by our Founder and CEO John … Keep Reading
In 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), which shifted to a patient-centered payment system that focuses on clinical characteristics and other meaningful patient information. Under PDGM, the 60-day episode of care … Keep Reading
As the home health industry continues to evolve at a rapid rate, successful organizations are those that fully understand regulatory compliance and maximize the benefits of home health to create positive outcomes for their patients. Among the therapy skills that … Keep Reading
There’s nothing quite like the anxiety of a surveyor popping in your home health organization for a surprise audit. Surveys can cause even the most stringent administrator to doubt their operations. I remember the feeling well and that’s why I … Keep Reading
Hospices should review their best practices to meet compliance with the new Hospice Care Index (HCI). This claims-based quality measure is reported throughout the patient’s lifecycle and is made up of 10 indicators that represent multiple aspects of care, from … Keep Reading
Often in reviewing clinical records, quality assurance (QA) staff look for items that are not a concern for surveyors or auditors. Inconsistency, requests, and phone calls from QA while doing visits and interruptions when at home all add to the … Keep Reading
Because the Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) survey will be critical in the upcoming value-based purchasing environment, home health organizations need to be aware of what the survey measures and how to optimize HHCAHPS performance. … Keep Reading
Patient satisfaction is now even more of a focus for home health organizations as adjustment payments will soon place more emphasis on value. In doing so, Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) surveys will take on … Keep Reading
The hospice industry is no stranger to regulatory and compliance matters but lately they have become more stringent. As hospice professionals, we work diligently to exceed the regulations outlined in the Hospice Conditions of Participation, yet when we evaluate the … Keep Reading
While the transition to the no-pay Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) in 2021 came with a learning curve, Medicare’s slow progression away from the RAP was ultimately preparing the home healthcare industry to forget about the RAP altogether. As the … Keep Reading
The value-based insurance design (VBID) demonstration model began its four-year run at the start of 2021 with only 8% of the market offering the hospice benefit. As the demonstration model approaches its second year, more Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are … Keep Reading
COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all healthcare workers serving clients in a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) program. Workers must be at least partially vaccinated by December 5 and fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. As new … Keep Reading

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