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"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.
SCOTUS Says You Cannot Sue Medicaid
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 9th U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in an Idaho case. If your state's Medicaid reimbursement rates do not comply with federal law, you are no longer allowed to sue to make them comply.
Keeping an Eye on Mom from a Distance
Your mother or father living at home alone are relatively healthy and do not need daily vital sign monitoring and only occasional home health aide visits. They do not think you need to call three times a day to make sure they are still breathing but you remain concerned that something might go wrong and you would have no way of knowing from your home miles away. Did he wake up and get out of bed this morning? Did she turn off the TV and go to bed last night at a decent hour? We tested a middle ground technology, less intrusive than PERS or video supervision, more informative than daily phone calls -- and we recommend it...in the right situation.
Aging2.0 Announces Launch of New Membership Community, Aging2.0 Alliance
New interdisciplinary, international, innovation community in senior care is launched; 72 organizations announced as launch members. Opportunity for tech companies, care providers, startups and investors to get acquainted, share insights.

Notable Upcoming Conferences:

43rd Annual Convention & Exposition

Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina
April 27-29
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center

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

Private Duty Conference

Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice

May 6
Sheraton Austin

Hospice ConferenceTexas Association for Home Care & Hospice
May 6
Sheraton Austin

Pediatric ConferenceTexas Association for Home Care & Hospice
May 6
Sheraton Austin

American Telemedicine Association 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition

May 2-5
Los Angeles Convention Center

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

LINK Home Care & Hospice Conference *June 3-5
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
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*HCTR will see you there.