Volume 10, Number 44 December  1, 2021


"If We Had Met You in New Orleans"


Our sponsors sent us the messages they had planned for last October's NAHC Conference and Expo.
If not for COVID and Ida, here is what you would have learned.


Seniors Home Services

wanted to tell you about "Connected Home Monitoring," a new kind of telehealth program that returns revenue to Home Health and Home Care agencies. Click here to see the banner that would have been displayed in their New Orleans booth. Claims include increased Medicare revenue per patient without increasing visits; an impressive, 89 percent reduction in rehospitalizations; improved CAHPS and LUPA scores and star ratings; and a ramp up to Value Based Purchasing. The banner includes testimonies from consultant Arlene Maxim, RN, HCS-C, and Sean Fossee, CEO of Custom Home Health in Troy, Michigan. SHS offers other services, including home modification, fall-risk analysis, and a brain training program to enhance memory function.




was all set to tell you in New Orleans about steps they are taking to help you deal with all the changes the past year brought. At their exhibit hall booth, you would have heard, "PDGM, NOA, and caregiver burnout have been a hot topic for the past couple of months. To help agencies learn more about these topics, KanTime has provided a few resources on the transition from PDGM No-Pay RAPs to PDGM NOA and how agencies can avoid caregiver burnout.

"KanTime knows how important it is for agencies to have the right EMR to help them deliver quality patient care around the clock. KanTime's EVP, Kristen Duell, and HealthRev Partners teamed up on a podcast to discuss the importance of choosing the right EMR for your agency. Our agency management software and hospice platform are built from the ground up, making them configurable for you to focus on what matters: the patients. Take a look at our product software guide to learn "How Better Happens."




This sponsor's NAHC message was "What you need to know to future proof your agency in 2022"

"Modern problems require modern solutions," they were prepared to say. "From staffing shortages to risk-based payment models, 2022 will require agencies to uncover new ways to solve complex business needs. Now more than ever, home health and hospice organizations must deploy a digital-first strategy to meet the increasing demands of payers and patients. Click here to learn how Netsmart can help put you on a modern digital playing field, so you can achieve stable, scalable transformation.


National Minority Health Association

The association managing the federal grant known as Flex For Checks wanted to thank every agency and every home care worker that signed up to participate and receive cash rewards for getting and encouraging COVID shots. The program was such a huge success, the NMHA received permission from the Health Resources and Services Administration to keep the payments going for an extra month. That means there is still time to get your employees some extra Holiday Season cash. If you are already a participant, get every vaccine certification card since July 1 scanned and uploaded before grant funds are exhausted. If you have not signed up, you still can but you had better hurry. Go to FlexForChecks.com today! 


As other sponsors respond to our request for their NAHC exhibit hall messages, we will bring them to you in upcoming issues. Have a great week. Keep making a difference!

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Tim Rowan

During the 4th Quarter of 2021, web sites of the above advertisers were visited by home care and hospice executives and staff 7631 times.

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As of this date, approximately 43,868,000 Baby Boomers have become Medicare eligible.


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