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When a patient begins receiving home health services, they may not be thinking about what will happen when the care episode ends. However, home health organizations need to start thinking about discharge right away – even during the initial intake of a new patient – to ensure the patient will... Keep Reading
When the new Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS-E) came into effect on January 1, 2023, clinicians and care at home leaders expressed concerns of longer completion times for the updated assessment, putting further strain on recruitment and retention efforts. However, it’s important for clinicians to know they can save... Keep Reading
The beginning of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) brought a whirlwind of change that swept across healthcare organizations, including hospices. Hospice organizations had to navigate many regulatory changes designed to ensure the safety of staff, patients and their families. With the forthcoming end of the PHE, the Centers for Medicare... Keep Reading
Medical research suggests 250,000 to 400,000 deaths annually are caused by medical mistakes in hospitals. Poor provider communication or sharing inaccurate information often contributes to those deaths. In the care at home industry, these potential errors can be addressed as early as the start of the intake process. In an education... Keep Reading
Between kids home from school, family vacations and barbecues with friends, summer can be a challenging time for home health organizations to meet their staffing needs. Providing clinicians with time off and shifting schedules to ensure all visits are filled is vital to both patient care and staff retention. Finding and... Keep Reading
Some 61% of the Medicare population will be enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan by 2032, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Private insurers contract with Medicare through MA plans, and these plans may have different reporting requirements for reimbursement. With the changing payer landscape for Medicare beneficiaries, care at... Keep Reading
Although palliative care is growing in both the hospital and care at home settings, it is not clearly defined from a regulatory or payment perspective. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) tests different payment and service delivery models that aim to achieve better care for patients and lower costs.... Keep Reading
From staffing to marketing, there are many factors that influence a home care organization’s success. It’s important for home care organizations to ensure their clinical and operational strategies align to support the organization’s viability and growth while still meeting client goals. In an education session at the 2023 Axxess Growth, Innovation... Keep Reading
Twelve million people are receiving home healthcare services in the United States. This is part of a growing trend of more healthcare services being provided in the home. However, many organizations are struggling to meet the shift in demand for care at home because they do not have enough staff... Keep Reading
When she was visiting a patient, Raianne Melton, RN, BSN, CHPN, now Senior Clinical Manager of Professional Services for Axxess, asked the patient if he had completed an advance directive. The patient stated he didn’t know, called his daughter and asked her if she had “the paperwork that says you... Keep Reading
The number one pain point among care at home leaders continues to be recruitment and retention, followed by regulatory compliance and growing their market share, according to a 2023 Axxess and SimiTree survey. In a recent webinar, Axxess Senior Director of Professional Services Christina Andrews hosted a discussion on navigating these... Keep Reading
Care at home organizations are facing several industry-wide pain points impacting growth, including staffing and labor shortages, the cost of services and the predictability of care delivery needs. A panel of technology experts in the industry discussed leveraging technology for growth at the 2023 Axxess Growth, Innovation and Leadership Experience... Keep Reading

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