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̲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 Product Manager at ̲app. She details the tax documents... Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ transition to ̲app Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) is set to begin seeing tangible results in 2025. In that year, organizations will see the financial impact of the change that has been a long time coming. Even though HHVBP is in its infancy, many... Keep Reading
Projections show that as many as 14 million people will be living with dementia in the United States by 2060. In fact, a Columbia University study found nearly 10% of Americans 65 and older have dementia while 22% have some form of mild cognitive impairment. Improving the treatment of dementia... Keep Reading
Technology plays an increasingly vital role in the delivery of healthcare at home, constantly reshaping the industry’s approach to personalized and convenient care. Christina Andrews, Senior Director of Professional Services at ̲app, laid out six tech-enabled solutions that elevate the delivery of home healthcare and highlighted the transformative potential of integrating... Keep Reading
The Medicare Cost Report (MCR) is a detailed financial document that healthcare providers participating in the Medicare program are required to submit annually to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It provides information on utilization of services, revenue and costs incurred in delivering healthcare services to Medicare beneficiaries... Keep Reading
Hospice agencies are stretching themselves thin to minimize the impact of today’s most pressing challenges. And while there’s no denying the value technology can provide, implementing a new solution requires time, resources and planning that agencies are hard pressed to deploy in today’s operating environment. Tech transitions are an intensive process,... Keep Reading
Treating Medicare patients comes with a level of nuance that is important to understand to ensure that organizations remain compliant and patients receive appropriate care. Standards for quality care and payment can sometimes be dictated by Medicare’s payment policies and at other times be decided by the Conditions of Participation.... Keep Reading
Palliative care is a holistic approach that aims to improve the quality of life for individuals facing serious illnesses. It combines symptom management, psychosocial support and spiritual care to provide comprehensive and compassionate care that seeks to alleviate suffering, promote comfort and foster a sense of peace and dignity throughout... Keep Reading
As the care at home industry settles into the new year, experts are reflecting on key takeaways from 2023 and exploring how these insights can be leveraged to inform best practices in 2024. ̲app experts Arlene Maxim, RN, HCS-C, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, Zaundra Ellis, Vice President of Hospice... Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced the Hospice Benefit Component of the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) model to help patients needing end-of-life care transition seamlessly to hospice care. With the VBID model’s extension through 2030, participating Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) will be permitted, starting in 2026,... Keep Reading
Home-based care has come a long way since 2020. But for the industry to rise to the next level and better leverage innovative technologies, a greater degree of interoperability is needed, according to Tim Ingram, executive vice president of interoperability at ̲app. In this Future in Focus interview, ̲app Care... Keep Reading
In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, care at home organizations are gearing up for a transformative year ahead. According to the recently released 2024 Industry Trends Report, commissioned by ̲app in partnership with the Council of State Home Care and Hospice Associations and Forum of State Associations, the focus for... Keep Reading

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