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Seminar Keynoter Outlines Path Toward Healthcare Reform Success
What healthcare reform is teaching Medicare home health agencies is that no one in Washington or Baltimore cares about the survival of any one agency. Patients and the Medicare Trust Fund are the survival targets. The more a provider believes protecting his own turf and preserving the status quo is a value, the less that provider will share in the benefits of healthcare reform.
Colorado Hospice Pharmacy Hit With $125,000 HIPAA Fine by OCR
After you run your risk assessment, after you send your IT staff to HIPAA training, after you bolster your firewalls, after you encrypt your laptops and tablets, you still have to talk to your employees about throwing sensitive patient papers into the dumpster! This company did not do that and will wind up on the OCR Hall of Shame.
Vendor Watch
— Allscripts Releases eBook: "Thrive and Grow in the Face of Today's Realities: A Survival Guide for Home Health and Hospice Agencies," available at no charge. (Click on the Allscripts ad at the right to download.)
— HealthcareFIRST acquires Deyta
"Healthcare in Transition" Message Harsh, Helpful
The second annual "Healthcare in Transition" seminar, held last week in Scottsdale, Arizona, challenged home health and home care executives to adapt or die as the U.S. healthcare system changes around them. While perhaps not the easiest messages to hear, the seminar's multi-disciplinary experts delineated problems facing in-home care providers today and new ones to come in the near future and offered solutions to help them understand the steps they must take to transform their agencies for survival.
How to Select a CRM for Post-Acute Care
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a key business component for post-acute care companies looking to increase sales and improve customer service. A purpose-built CRM system can effectively manage accounts and contacts, track sales efforts and results, reduce time spent on administrative tasks and provide real-time reporting to help your company achieve its goals. If you are at the point where you are ready to invest in a CRM to manage sales efforts and grow your business, you need to be prepared to ask the right questions. Guest writer Adam Bishop shares his experience in the field, with 10 questions to ask when selecting CRM software for post-acute care.
Managed Care Update: Oh, How They Love ObamaCare

The next time an insurance company tells you you can only have three visits for a CHF patient who was discharged after a 4-day hospital stay, or the next time your Uncle Charlie begins his rant about repealing the Affordable Care Act, keep this article from Investors Business Daily handy.

Healthcare in Transition Seminar Set for April 13-15
Here is a rundown of the seminar agenda that will provide your agency with the tools to THRIVE through the healthcare reform era. Click on the link in this article to register your team for three powerful days at the only seminar sponsored by the publisher of Home Care Technology Report.

Notable Upcoming Conferences:


30TH Management and Leadership Conference *

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Pre-conference: April 28-29
Main Conference: April 30 - May 2
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland
http://www.nhpco.org/mlc2015


Private Duty Conference

Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice

May 6
Sheraton Austin
Austin
tahch.org



Hospice ConferenceTexas Association for Home Care & Hospice
May 6
Sheraton Austin
Austin
tahch.org


Pediatric ConferenceTexas Association for Home Care & Hospice
May 6
Sheraton Austin
www.tahch.org


American Telemedicine Association 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition

May 2-5
Los Angeles Convention Center
https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1650306


Michigan Association for Home Care Annual ConferenceMay 13-15
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Registration Information


Southwest / Gulf Coast Regional Home Care & Hospice Conference & Exhibition

Multi-State Association Conference Texas, Alabama, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Louisiana
June 2-4
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
tahch.org/education


LINK Home Care & Hospice Conference *June 3-5
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Click here to register


Home Care Emergency Preparedness Conference

Maryland-National Capital Home Care Association
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 
Loyola Graduate Center - Room 210/230
8890 McGaw Road
Columbia
http://mncha.org/event-1916807


*HCTR will see you there.