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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement first created the Triple Aim to summarize the key challenges identified in the U.S. healthcare system over the prior four decades. The analysis looked at how to deliver the best patient care possible to the greatest population of people at a sustainable cost. The importance... Keep Reading
In conjunction with its clinical dashboards and financial insights, Axxess Business Intelligence (BI) empowers teams to streamline operations. Operational data helps leaders ask smart questions and get the right answers. Case Management Data Axxess BI provides data on case management, as this often guides operations. It’s important for organizations to know who's... Keep Reading
When a patient is discharged from the hospital and starts home health, hospice or home care services, it is important for the provider to pay attention to social determinants of health (SDOH). Addressing SDOH is a key aspect of the multidisciplinary perspective that care at home organizations are uniquely positioned... Keep Reading
Occupational therapists (OTs) are a key member of the care team in home healthcare. One area of expertise that providers should tap into is the OT’s ability to assess functional cognition. Cognitive Function Cognitive function is how an individual uses and integrates their thinking and processing skills to complete everyday functional activities,... Keep Reading
Did you review your Provider Preview Report to see how your hospice quality measured up? Hospice providers were given 60 days from the release of the report to review and contest results from the two new claims-based measures in the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP). Data was collected from eight quarters... Keep Reading
Financial stability is critical for healthcare organizations to provide quality care to patients and their families. The Axxess Business Intelligence (BI) platform gives organizations the tools to make smart decisions about their financial health. Spending just five minutes with this data each day can help financial managers develop a game... Keep Reading
While some clinicians find it difficult to define, "necessary and reasonable" services are required by Medicare. Reasonable and necessary services are those provided in the home that require the skill and training of a licensed professional. The skill ordered by the physician cannot be safely and effectively be administered by... Keep Reading
Summer is a great time for barbeques, pool parties and sports, but the heat increases the risk of dehydration. This is especially dangerous for young children and older adults. Dehydration can lead to potentially serious health consequences, such as impaired cognitive function, increased risk of falls, orthostatic hypotension, constipation and... Keep Reading
Clinical leaders are responsible for the health and well-being of their patients. One of the main responsibilities of business leaders is the health of the organization. These things go hand in hand, and Axxess’ Business Intelligence tool, available for Axxess Home Health, Axxess Home Care and Axxess Hospice, makes that... Keep Reading
Many stakeholders agree that the demand for palliative care will continue to rise. For care at home providers who wish to expand into palliative care, there are two important considerations that can determine future success: how to best market the palliative care line of services and how to staff the... Keep Reading
With many healthcare organizations experiencing team transitions, the staffing and scheduling solution Axxess CARE provides mutual benefits to both home health organizations and clinicians. Organizations can fill gaps in staffing and accept more referrals, and clinicians who may not have a full case load can pick up extra visits. To ensure... Keep Reading
The need for palliative care has always been here. However, the pandemic placed a spotlight on people with serious illnesses that benefit from care at home. When hospitals were not able to accept as many patients, palliative care enabled people to get multidisciplinary care at home. Demand for Palliative... Keep Reading

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