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The sun is out, the weather is hot and the risk of dehydration has increased. Preventing dehydration in clients should be a priority during the summer months. While anyone can become dehydrated, the condition is especially dangerous for young children and older adults. Water makes up about 50-70% of our body... Keep Reading
The Hospice Care Index has been proposed as an addition to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) as a claims-based quality measure. It is reported throughout the patient’s lifecycle and made of 10 indicators that represent multiple aspects of care from admission to discharge. This is the second of 10 blogs... Keep Reading
New Medicare-certified home health organizations are in the perfect position to quickly establish themselves as top-performing providers. Upon submission of the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data for home health quality reporting, there will come a point when the data will become publicly reported. This is a hot topic for... Keep Reading
Priorities for the home care industry have shifted. A benchmarking study conducted by Home Care Pulse and endorsed by the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) illuminates the operational impact COVID-19 has had on home care organizations, and how growth opportunities now rely on a different stakeholder. Vital Trends Identified for Home... Keep Reading
Axxess recently hosted an event for hospice leaders to connect and learn from one another regarding major issues facing the industry and how we are working to solve them. Leaders from eight different hospices shared their concerns about providing care in a post-COVID-19 landscape. Those concerns range from ensuring their clinicians... Keep Reading
Healthcare professionals across the continuum of care are becoming more aware of the behavioral health ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic. While focus has remained on survival, treatment and prevention, the next phase of coping and adjusting has — or is — about to begin. It comes as no surprise that mental... Keep Reading
With summer comes the responsibility of summer scheduling, or in many cases, rescheduling. This can be a very real challenge for many organizations. Pediatric clients that are no longer in school, caregivers who are unable to work due to family vacations, elderly clients who do not need staff because they have... Keep Reading
The Hospice Care Index has been proposed as an addition to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) as a claims-based quality measure. It is reported throughout the patient’s lifecycle and made of 10 indicators that represent multiple aspects of care from admission to discharge. This is the first of 10 blogs... Keep Reading
When we think of medical coding and billing, most imagine these as two completely unrelated functions. Medical coding is associated with the assignment of codes to medical diagnoses, while billing is more commonly thought of as a revenue cycle management process that exists separately from the information within a claim. Home healthcare... Keep Reading
The future of healthcare is in the home. All the work we do at Axxess is part of an effort to ensure patients can get care where they are most comfortable. This is why we work to share our knowledge in the healthcare industry and act as innovative pioneers on the... Keep Reading
Hospice organizations should prepare for quality reporting changes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced proposed rule changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), which was created to standardize a level of quality care. Major changes were proposed, along with an additional claims-based measure called the Hospice Care... Keep Reading
In this episode of Help Choose Home, the podcast is joined by Sheila McMackin, a licensed clinical social worker, founder of Wellspring Personal Care and founder and past president of the Home Care Association of America. Sheila has served on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Home Health, Home Services and... Keep Reading

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