Volume 8, Number 43 December  31, 2019



Dear Healthcare at Home Colleague,

PDGM and "JoinHonor," ransomware attacks and big acquisitions. 2019 was a year of change, crisis, and growth for all of the sectors we cover: home health, home care, hospice, and the tech vendors that serve them all.

In this final issue of 2019, we look back on the most important stories of the year, as determined by you. Throughout the year, we keep track of how many times readers click to read each news item, going back to our first electronic issue in 2005. (In case you are curious, the all-time most popular was "CMS Advises Software Vendors: Don't Be Too Helpful" from April, 2006.)

The 2019 Most-Read 15

15 - EMR Vendors Discuss PDGM Preparations and Innovations April 10

14 - Experts Offer PDGM Advice at Home Care 100 Feb. 13

13 - So How Are We Doing? Agencies Report on EMR Satisfaction Jan. 9

12 - Kindred at Home selects Homecare Homebase March 13

11 - Software Vendors Discuss PDGM Perspectives and Preparations March 6

10 - PDGM Vendor Perspectives and Preparations May 22

9  - WellSky to Acquire Clearcare Oct. 9

8  - Award-Winning Private Duty Agency Joins Honor Care Network May 1

7  - OIG Uses Homebound Status, Skilled Care Need to Target Providers May 29

6  - Attorneys and Consultants Agree, Start Now to Gear Up for PDGM Jan. 23

5  - CMS Creates New Cause for Payment Denials Jan. 9

4  - Physical Therapy After PDGM: Thrive or Disappear? Jan. 23

3  - HHS OIG Discovers Billions in Fraudulent Medicare Payments Dec. 11

2  - Casamba Reports All Customers Operational After 11/14 Ransomware Attack Nov. 29

1  - Casamba Clients Respectfully Disagree Nov. 29

I hope you have enjoyed and benefited from our coverage of the best sector in all of healthcare this year, and for the last 21. Let's all look forward to a healthy, prosperous 2020.

KEEP MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

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Tim Rowan





During the 3rd Quarter of 2020, web sites of the above advertisers were visited by home care and hospice executives and staff 3691 times.

To inquire about placing your message here, contact:

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As of this date, approximately 36,157,000 Baby Boomers have become Medicare eligible.

 

Last Week's Most-Read Stories:

Casamba Clients Respectfully Disagree
After reading Casamba's updates on its ransomware attack, some software users insisted on telling a different story.

Casamba Reports All Customers Operational After 11/14 Ransomware Attack
Hundreds of home health and hospice providers shut down for two weeks after ransomware attack.


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