[Sponsored] How ACHC’s New Distinction in Telehealth Places Agencies Above Competitors

The COVID-19 pandemic has given home-based care providers a renewed urgency for telehealth adoption, and national accreditor Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has a new distinction to honor the agencies leading the way. In compliance with the highest national standards for patient care, privacy and safety, ACHC’s new Distinction in Telehealth offers an additional […]

[Sponsored] Why Home-based Care Must Catch Up When It Comes to Communication

Communication technology in home health care is critical to consumer satisfaction, yet many providers remain behind the times — something all-too-obvious to their customers. In all other aspects of their lives, home-based care customers are accustomed to real-time communication with easy-to-use technology. Yet when these same people are dealing with a home health agency, that […]

[Sponsored] Improving the Patient Experience: The Value of EVV

Today’s health care landscape is focused largely on patient experience and patient needs. That’s part of what makes EVV so important. The 21st Century Cures Act mandates Electronic Visit Verification, or EVV, in which all providers of Medicaid personal care services (PCS) and home health services log their visits electronically. For all intents and purposes, […]

[Sponsored] Emergency Preparedness: 6 Areas to Consider for Home-Based Care Technology

Whether in the home-based care industry or simply life in general, the people and businesses that have persevered in 2020 have been those equipped to safely adjust to emergencies. The year has seen more than its share of aggressive, natural phenomena, such as wildfires, tropical storms and flooding, and winter will soon bring powerful snowstorms […]

[Sponsored] EVV Implementation: 3 Challenges, And How to Prepare

Providers of Medicaid personal care services (PCS) and home health services have a little more than three months left to prepare themselves for Electronic Visit Verification, or EVV — and to address any obstacles that might stand in their way. The passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in 2016 put providers on the path […]

Voices: Ben Bogan, Partner, Stoneridge Partners

This article is sponsored by health care mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm Stoneridge Partners. In this Voices interview, Home Health Care News sits down with partner Ben Bogan and learns how the health care M&A market has shifted since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, why some buyers have remained aggressive throughout the pandemic […]

[Sponsored] 5 Benefits Cloud-Based Technology Brings to Home Infusion During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter the home-based care industry, changes that agencies were already making to succeed in a value-based care model have taken on a new urgency. Innovative technologies are critical to help prioritize value-based data and seamless transitions to lower-cost care settings. For both economic and safety reasons, home care plays […]

[Sponsored] 4 Essential Approaches for Financial Recovery in Home Health

While the launch of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) mixed with the COVID-19 pandemic potentially spells double trouble for home health agencies in 2020, financial decision-making and outcomes can improve with a clear path to the right data. With mid-year results soon available and stimulus fund reporting well underway, home health agencies are looking for […]

Voices: Praba Manivasager, President, Cashé Software

This article is sponsored by Cashé Software. In this Voices interview, Home Health Care News sits down with Cashé (pronounced: Cash-ay) President Praba Manivasager to learn about the company’s new person-centered agency management tool, Pavillio. Manivasager describes why Cashé is going all in on this new platform, the impact Pavillio is having on personal care […]

[Sponsored] EVV: How Providers Can Best Prepare Staff

While most home health care providers have shifted priorities in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one item that is not shifting for most agencies that deliver Medicaid services is the January 2021 implementation requirements for Electronic Visit Verification, or EVV. Originally set to launch Jan. 1, 2020, EVV implementation has, in effect, been delayed […]