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The use of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to be a topic of discussion in the care at home industry. While the functionality of AI is constantly evolving and improving, a pair of industry leaders shared the ways AI can be … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual to include services by marriage and family therapists (MFTs) and mental health counselors (MHCs) in hospice care. This expansion aims to enhance the psychosocial services … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created the ̲app Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model in 2016 to improve efficiency and quality in home health services and ensure the appropriate patients receive this care. Measuring baseline performance began in … 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
Financial stability is critical for healthcare organizations to provide quality care to patients and their families. The ̲app Business Intelligence (BI) platform gives organizations the tools to make smart decisions about their financial health. Spending just five minutes with this … Keep Reading
With many healthcare organizations experiencing team transitions, the staffing and scheduling solution ̲app 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 … Keep Reading
In 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2020 ̲app Final Rule, which introduced the new case-mix adjustment methodology, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). This new billing policy went into effect in 2020 and … Keep Reading
Palliative care is a hot topic in healthcare. It not only helps improve a patient’s quality of life through symptom management and goals of care planning, but it also reduces many patients’ revolving door readmissions to the hospital. However, as … Keep Reading
Managing claim payments is an integral but often time-consuming process in the home care industry. Yet with increasing client volumes, an expanding health insurance market and a decrease on reimbursement rates, using claims management tools is a must in order … Keep Reading
Home health documentation has become more complex, evolving over the years to ensure a high standard of care. In the campaign for patient-centered, quality care, governing bodies are now auditing visit documentation to measure quality. The Centers for Medicare and … Keep Reading
We know that cash flow has been affected by many things during 2020, some planned and some unplanned. The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), which split the episodic billing into two 30-day periods and changed the reimbursement to diagnostic groups, was … Keep Reading
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 … Keep Reading


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