Volume 10, Number 44 June  2, 2021




Dear Healthcare at Home Colleague,

We come bearing multiple technology solutions this week, products that we believe will be useful to every category of post-acute, in-home care provider.

Is your issue missed visits due to unreported hospital admissions? There's an app for that.

How about the waste of inflated mileage reports? We found an app for that too.

Do you struggle to keep primary care physicians, hospital doctors, family members, and your own various clinical and non-clinical disciplines in the loop about every patient need and event? There is even an app for that.

Have you ever wondered how to partner your not-for-profit company with a federally qualified health center? Well, there's no app for that, but we do have an inspiring story about how a Minnesota provider made it happen, including bringing the advantages of home telehealth to the equation.

 

 

As always, scroll down and click on the headlines that grab your attention. Here is a summary of what you will find.

Both non-medical and skilled nursing providers will be interested in the newly released software system from a company called "PatientPing." Their customers may never again inadvertently send a caregiver or nurse to an empty house. We learned about the product, "Ping," created by a former CMMI analyst, while investigating their announcement that they were just acquired by Appriss Health. You will learn a lot from our interview with founding CEO Jay Desai.

Guest author Tony Onaissi gives us a detailed argument in favor of the use of GPS-enabled, sales team efficiency apps. Click on "Tools to Ensure Sales Team Efficiency."

 

 

"Rainbow Health" is a brand-new spinoff of global digital innovation company "MobiSoft InfoTech." This venture into healthcare is a digital reporting system that keeps the entire care team, including referring physicians, family doctors, and family members, in the patient care loop. The best part? Rainbow is selling the concept to payers so you don't have to. Read our interview with Chief Strategy Officer Ayushi Patel.

Underserved populations in Minnesota will be getting better care thanks to the partnership between the state's largest not-for-profit, in-home care provider and Minnesota Community Care, a St. Paul-based clinic that provides full-service health care for all people regardless of income or insurance status. At the core of the partnership is homecare-assisted telehealth appointments and in-home care management provided to the federally qualified health center by Accra.

 

 

Worth the Trip

Be sure to scroll down beyond this week's headlines to check our updated list of conferences. We are so pleased that some of them will be in person, we are vaccinated and trying to attend as many as we can. We miss seeing your shining faces.

Have a great week. Stay healthy and keep making a difference!

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Tim Rowan



Appriss Health Acquires PatientPing
CMMI veteran's product helps home health agencies eliminate missed visits due to unreported hospital admissions.

Tools to Ensure Sales Team Efficiency
Sales volume, closing skill, referral relationships are critical to agency success. Guest author Tony Onaissi explains why they all depend on sales team efficiency tools.

MobiSoft Spinoff Gaining Traction with Health Plans
Spinoff of MobiHealth sells the idea of its digital reporting app to health plans so home health and home care don't have to.

Accra and Minnesota Community Care Partner to Bring Telehealth into Medicaid Enrollees' Homes
Assisted Telehealth and In-home Care Management improves care for underserved populations.



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Upcoming Events

2021 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo *

National Association for Home Care and Hospice

Date: October 3-5
Venue: New Orleans

Sadly, this conference has had to be postponed, due to the hurricane in New Orleans and COVID situation in Louisiana.


FREE WEBINAR: Targeted Probe & Educate: Where Do You Stand?

Presented by: Healthcare Synergy
Featuring:
Michael Tidd, COS-C, HCS-D, HealthCare Synergy Clinical Manager

Date: Wednesday, November 3
Time: 11:00 am PDT / 2:00 pm EDT

Register

Overview:
Targeted Probe and Educate is a CMS initiative to seek a better understanding of agencies practices in order to protect the Medicare funds. Agencies self-identify themselves and request reviews by their actions and the data they provide to CMS. Are you aware of the signals you might be sending and how to protect yourself?
Objectives:
Speaker:
Michael Tidd has over 19 years of experience in the Home Care Industry and is a frequent speaker at HealthCare Synergy Workshops and Webinars. He is a Software Developer, LVN and Certified in ICD-9/10 Coding and OASIS (COS-C, HCS-D). As the Clinical Manager for HealthCare Synergy, he directs the Outsourced Management Services, assists in directing the development of the Healthcare Assistant Web Edition, oversees the Clinical Documentation Auditing provided to clients and directs the Clinical Form Development for the Healthcare Assistant Web Edition. Michael continues to educate agencies in the ongoing regulations that CMS produces, the proper application of the Medicare Conditions of Participation and completing timely, accurate and defendable clinical documentation to survive in the current Medicare Reimbursement Model.

FREE WEBINAR: Admit more Patients & Stop Nursing Burnout!

Presented by: OperaCare

Date: November 10

Time: 1:00 pm EST; 10:00 PST

Information and Registration

The nursing shortage is getting much worse and will most likely impact your business if it has not already.
During this event we will demonstrate how to complete an entire OASIS in approx. 60 minutes or less. This includes ICD-10 coding, entry and revision of medication’s, all the OASIS items, and Quality Assurance while the nurse is with the patient in the home.

The result: Eliminating 100% of after-hours documentation, increasing clinical productivity, and reducing your labor costs.

The Benefit: The ability to significantly increase your recruitment and retention efforts by providing your clinicians with a sane and humane work life balance.


Important Final Rule Discoveries Every Agency Needs to Know: Examining HH PPS for CY2022

Presented by: HealthRevPartners

Featuring: John Reisinger, CPA

DATE: November 18

TIME: 2:00 - 3:00 EST

VENUE: Online

FEE: NONE

Register Here

One of the major changes in CMS’ final rule for the Home Health Prospective Payment System announced is this — ???2022 will be a "pre-implementation year for the HHVBP, which was originally scheduled to begin in January.

Learn exactly what you need to do in 2022 for HHVBP.

Additionally, we will cover these final rule changes and more:

And, do you know how much your Medicare revenues are projected to change?

There will be a 3.2% increase ($570 million) in home health spending for CY2022.

 


*The Rowan Report will see you there.

FREE WEBINARS: "Best of Home Care Heroes" Series 

Sponsored by: Ankota

Featuring: Steve "The Hurricane" Weiss, Ophelia Cole, Barbara Gaines, Cheryl Hammons, others

Dates: Ongoing

 

Contact Ankota directly about two special offers: a free trial of a staffed, live-chat solution for your website, and a discount to Steve Weiss' "Mililonaire Bootcamp."

 


FREE WEBINAR: New, Science-Based Methodology Reduces Cost of Recruitment and Retention

Presented by: The Rowan Report

Featuring: Eric Becker, CEO, MiliMatch

Date: Thursday, March 18

Time: 3:00 pm EST; Noon PST

Recorded version available.

 

Agenda:

Every time a home care agency hires and trains a new caregiver, it invests about $4,500, which is wasted if that new hire does not work out, often before working a first shift. MiliMatch CEO Eric Becker will explain the company's patented product/service, based on the science of Applied Cognitive Linguistics, which has been proven to help home care agencies avoid those costly bad hires.


2022 Rocky Mountain Home Care, Home Health & Hospice Conference *Presented by: Home Care Association of Colorado

Dates: May 5-6
Venue: Keystone Resort & Conference Center, Keystone, CO


Information and Registration


FREE WEBINAR: Combat the Great Resignation and Reduce Employee Turnover by 40%

Presented by: National Minority Health Association

Date: Tuesday, May 24

Time: 10:00 AM Pacific; 1:00 PM Eastern 

Information and Registration

 

Agenda
As organizations plan for the future, they must cultivate a happier, healthier workforce. Most CEOs, CFOs, HR professionals, and other business leaders are eager to know the true impact of financial wellness. We are gathering to discuss and explore how prioritizing employee financial wellness can help increase caregiver retention and productivity at no cost to your businesses.

 


Gulf Coast Regional Conference & Exposition

Presented by: Home Care Associations of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama

Date: July 18-20

Venue: Grand Hotel Marriott Resort

Location: Point Clear, Alabama

Information and Registration


2022 NAHC Financial Management Conference & Exposition *

Date: July 24-26
Venue: Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas

Information and Registration

 

Register for the in-person conference - starting at $750 for NAHC members or $1,025 for non-members - or for the digital only content - $400 for members and $600 for non-members. If you register for the in-person conference, you'll get access to all of the digital content.


Home Care Tech Expo *

Presented by: Lincoln Healthcare Leadership

Date: September 6-8, 2022
Venue: Gaylord National Harbor Maryland

Registration Information


2022 NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition *

"Connection 4.0: Linkup"

Date: October 23-25
Venue: America's Center Convention Complex
Location: St. Louis, MO

Information and Registration

This year, we want to celebrate one of the most meaningful touchstones of our industry — connection. At the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo, we'll explore ideas around connection and community to help attendees reach their stakeholders in authentic and meaningful ways.

New technology, workforce developments, and the importance of high standards in quality care continue to push our community of clinicians and providers to revamp their strategies and skill sets. This event is the meeting point for you to uncover groundbreaking ideas, discover new interests, and network with industry pros.

Meet us in St. Louis, Missouri, once known as the "Gateway to the West." So, it is perfectly centered to make those connections even easier for members and attendees from all ends of the U.S. We look forward to linking up with you this October!


Homecare 100 *

Presented by: Lincoln Healthcare Leadership

Date: January 22-25, 2023
Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, Grande Lakes, FL

Registration Information



Your state or national association meeting or webinar not listed? Send the details to Conferences@RowanResources.com using this format:

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