[Sponsored] How Technology Can Optimize Cash Flow, Workflow Under PDGM

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is being touted as the biggest change confronting home health providers in years. As agencies analyze their historical data to project the Medicare reimbursement impact they will realize once the new structure takes effect in 2020, some are anticipating a boost to business, while others are projecting a decline. Either […]

[Sponsored] How Interoperability is Leading the Charge To Integrated Home Health Care

As the home health environment shifts toward value-based care, and Medicare Advantage enrollment rises among Medicare beneficiaries, so too does the importance of technology that can help in-home care providers adapt to this new landscape. Yet technologies that simply serve a function, or even several functions, will be hard pressed to assist their users effectively […]

[Sponsored] How Documentation Technology Drives Patient, Staff Safety at Point of Care

In-home care, technology is often touted for its ability to improve operations and streamline information exchange. But in addition to administrative functions, point-of-care documentation can also be a boon to health care quality and patient safety — as well as the safety of staff members. Patient safety and quality of care In-home care, technology has […]

[Sponsored] How Technology Helps Private Duty Nursing Agencies with Staffing

Attracting and retaining talent, particularly nursing staff, remains a top concern among home health agencies year after year. The concern is one of management and operations, but also among executive leadership, as the reported cost of replacing a registered nurse ranges from $22,000 to more than $64,000 according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Private […]

Super Smart Home Is Designed To Help Aging In Place

Imagine a home where every device is “smart,” including the trash can and the silverware. Perfectly equipped for aging independent adults, the setting allow families to check on loved ones remotely, and those living in the home can connect in real time with medical professionals, physical therapy programs and other health care initiatives. This is […]

How Home Care Can Up Its Hiring and Retention Game

Recruitment and retention of home health and home care employees is cited by employers among the most difficult operational challenges in providing care today. Yet some companies—small and large—are having success in recruiting and retaining based on some creative approaches to culture-building, employee perks and by understanding that retaining existing employees is more than half […]

Home Health Groupings Model Has a 50/50 Chance

Long Beach, Calif. — The Home Health Groupings Model, originally proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in July, is looking more likely to become a final rule based on signs from the nation’s capital, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice indicated Monday. The chances of the groupings model being […]