[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 […]

How Therapy Management Can Lead to Top Star Ratings Under PDGM [Sponsored]

The home health industry is just a few short months away from the biggest reimbursement overhaul it’s seen in nearly two decades: Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). As the new model’s Jan. 1, 2020 implementation nears, providers nationwide are preparing to navigate its complex changes. That’s especially true when it comes to therapy utilization, which will […]

[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 […]

The Impact of PDGM on Wound Care [Sponsored]

The home health industry is in the midst of major changes coming from nearly every direction. There’s no bigger change, however, than the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) — the most significant overhaul in roughly two decades relating to how home health providers are reimbursed. PDGM is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, […]

Fuel Your Agency’s Growth [Sponsored]

The market is increasingly competitive, and you need new ways to increase your physician referrals and increase your market share in 2019. What will you do? Your competitors are using Excel Health, the only PAC analytics platform that has access to 100% of Medicare Part A and Part B claims data, which is currently through Q3 2018. […]

Reaching the Peak of Data-Driven Quality Program Success [Sponsored]

The home care and hospice industry is increasingly competitive. The shift from “volume” to “value” means that agencies must increasingly focus on quality outcomes and prove their “worth” to customers and referral sources alike. Agencies must have a robust quality program in place that identifies, tracks and trends key metrics against agency goals. Successful agencies […]

How Big Data is Revolutionizing Wound Care Management [Sponsored]

In the age of information, the use of data is making inroads in daily life from applications as simple as the songs delivered via music streaming apps and the driving routes that appear via smartphone maps. And likewise, nearly every industry from transportation to entertainment is utilizing massive amounts of “big data” to develop more […]