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“Everybody wants to be in your business,” speaker and author Nick Webb stated as he delivered the keynote session highlighting home care and hospice trends at the 2024 ̲app Growth, Innovation and Leadership Experience (AGILE). In the session, Webb outlined … Keep Reading
The Hospice Special Focus Program (SFP) was created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to identify and monitor poor hospice performers. Hospices selected for the SFP will face increased oversight from CMS and potential termination from the … Keep Reading
̲app Care connects home health organizations with qualified clinicians to fill staffing gaps and provide timely care. In most cases, clinicians providing coverage for organizations in need are considered independent contractors rather than employees, shares Shelley Bailey, RN, BSN, Senior … 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 … 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 … Keep Reading
There has been a lot of news over the past few years about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. Some impacts include kids being away from friends, the stress of having school online, job loss for many … Keep Reading
The Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data elements are designed for home health organizations to integrate into their comprehensive assessment to collect and report quality data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). They can also guide … Keep Reading
Home health organizations must prepare for the update of the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) to OASIS-E, which will replace OASIS-D on January 1, 2023. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the plan to implement OASIS-E … Keep Reading
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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Keep Reading

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