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As organizations continue to adapt to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), one tactic that can be useful is a 30-day review. PDGM has split the home health episode into two 30-day billing periods, which still include both a Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) and a final claim. Each 30-day period has... Keep Reading
The clinicians and operators of your organization must work together toward a shared goal by carrying out their separate roles. We have explored the differences between the two teams in the first part of our series. To ensure long-term success, it is important for your organization to focus on healthy,... Keep Reading
The Hospice Item Set (HIS) is one aspect of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) that was mandated by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the Social Security Act. Axxess provides a full explanation of the importance of the HIS, the process of submitting the HIS and how the Axxess... Keep Reading
John Olajide, founder and CEO of Dallas-based Axxess, the leading home healthcare technology company in North America, has a vision of making quality home healthcare options accessible to people all over the world. This vision is integrated into everything John does and shapes the corporate culture of Axxess. In addition,... Keep Reading
There have been two major actions recently that both relate to medical review of home health records during the public health emergency. In July, it was announced that the suspension of Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) activity due to the current public health emergency is ending. Review Choice Resumes The Centers for Medicare... Keep Reading
Home care organizations are made up of two teams: clinicians and operators. A successful marriage between these teams is like a pair of glasses. Each lens has a separate focus but only when connected and working together can you achieve the shared vison of sustained success. We explored the differences... 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, both clinically and emotionally. The HQRP includes data submitted by... Keep Reading
According to a 2018 AARP survey, 80% of adults over the age of 50 express a desire to remain in their homes and communities as they age. For those in the home care industry, these findings come as no surprise. Home not only represents familiarity but comfort and security as... 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 use of telehealth visits became so integral to the way healthcare... Keep Reading
Home care organizations are made up of two teams: clinicians and operators. A successful marriage between these teams is like a pair of glasses. Each lens has a separate focus but only when connected and working together properly can you achieve the shared vison of success. The first shared vision... Keep Reading
The Hospice Item Set (HIS) is one aspect of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) that was mandated by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and set under section 1814(i)(5) of the Social Security Act. The HQRP is an initiative to ensure hospices provide quality care for all patients, both... Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) will be reinstated after an almost four-month pause due to COVID-19. Home health organizations will be required once again to submit claims following the RCD guidelines, regardless of the status of the public health emergency. The initial... Keep Reading

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