The Next Stage of Onboarding in Home Health Care

The Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) has awarded HOP into Homecare! — an app designed to streamline the onboarding and training process for home health agencies’ clinicians — a $75,000 Commonwealth Commercialization Fund (CCF) grant. The fresh round of funds will fuel the app’s growth and development. Typically, when clinicians’ receive orientation and education, it […]

How to Improve Your VBP Scores and Boost Medicare Payments

In July, CMS released a guide to new and updated frequently asked questions around the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) model. Yet while home-based care providers certainly have many excellent, technical questions, one sits above all others: How will the expansion of HHVBP affect their reimbursement? The good news: the answer lies more with providers […]

What’s Next in Home Health: 3 Best Practices for Home-Based Care Providers Under OASIS-E

Ask the right questions, get the right answers — deliver the right care. That’s the essence of how home-based care providers are finding success under OASIS-E, which took effect January 1, 2023. Patient documentation requirements have changed in lockstep with the industry’s continued shift toward value-based care, with greater focus on each patient’s mental state […]

3 Tips for Coding Accuracy in 2023 — and 6 Benefits That Follow

The medical record comes to the coder and OASIS reviewers, which contains a large amount of data. While that’s normal, it’s no less daunting. The home health coder receives multiple documents from different providers and settings, often in multiple formats, and with voluminous amounts of pages that must all be reviewed. To properly and fully […]

VOICES: Eric Scharber, Managing Principal, SimiTree

This article is sponsored by SimiTree. In this Voices interview, Home Health Care News sits down with SimiTree managing principal Eric Scharber to learn what home-based care providers can do to manage unprecedented wage growth, and how they can capture the workforce of the future: the millennials who by 2025 will make up 75% of […]

Overcoming Audits: How to Ensure Your Agency’s Financial Health

For providers of home health and home-based care, managing audits is an ongoing challenge. While the Prospective Payment System (PPS) had several iterations, it was the reimbursement model for the past 20 years. That comfort level changed with the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), as billing has become an even more complex operation for agency back […]

VOICES: Maxwell Healthcare’s Jennifer Maxwell on How to Prepare for 2023

This article is sponsored by Maxwell Healthcare Associates. In this Voices interview, Home Health Care News sits down with Maxwell Healthcare Associates CEO and co-founder Jennifer Maxwell to learn how home-based care providers can automate and optimize their current technology to build momentum going into 2023. She stresses the importance of transparency and clarity as […]

VOICES: Brittany Isaacs, Manager, Customer Success, CitusHealth

This article is sponsored by CitusHealth. In this Voices interview, Home Health Care News sits down with Brittany Isaacs, Manager, Customer Success at CitusHealth, to learn how providers are approaching technology to reduce burnout, improve operations and streamline the care process. She highlights the importance of staff feedback and input in key technology decisions, and […]