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HCTR Book Review: The Home Health Administrator's Handbook(6/22/2016)
This text should be in every healthcare at home agency, not on a bookshelf, on the administrator's desk.
Vendors and Consultants Concerned About Pre-Claim Review Rule(6/22/2016)
The more we get to know CMS's pre-claim review pilot, the more it becomes apparent that it will have some good consequences among all the disastrous ones.
Solutions for Our Fractured Health Care System(6/22/2016)
After watching the U.S. Healthcare system fall apart for 30 years, guest author Scott Herrmann just could not hold back any longer. He submitted these suggested solutions for your consideration.
Cedars-Sinai and HomeHero Partner to Launch "Safe Transition Home"(6/22/2016)
New program provides safe rides and transitions for patients between hospital and home as Cedars-Sinai invests in HomeHero.
CMS Tries to Justify Home Health Prior Authorization Rule(6/15/2016)
In its quest to quell Medicare fraud, CMS has imposed a new burden on honest and dishonest agencies alike in five states. This week, spokespersons tried to explain the new Pre-Approval of Claims process as a benefit to providers.
Data Analysis Underscores Value of Home Health in the Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Payment Model(6/15/2016)
In conjunction with Dobson | DaVanzo and Associates, the Alliance has released a new data analysis on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, which found that the use of home health after a hospital stay is associated with cost effective care and lower readmission rates for Medicare patients who have undergone major joint replacement surgery. The analysis closely examines the distribution of discharges for patients from the hospital to various post-acute care (PAC) settings, the average Medicare payment per episode by first PAC setting, and the average readmission rate for related conditions.
Webinar to Offer Bundled Payment Insights(6/15/2016)
Industry veteran Ken Accardi to teach techniques for being successful under bundled payment plans.
Interoperability Not As Easy As It Looks: The VNAA Vendor Symposium(6/8/2016)
One of the capabilities that will define surviving private duty and Medicare providers of healthcare at home services will be Interoperability, exchange of patient information with acute care providers and others. As yet, there are no data exchange standards but the conversation has begun. We at HCTR plan to be in the middle of it. Here is the story of how we got involved and why we believe it is so important.
Partnership Expresses Disappointment with Medicare Home Health “Pre-Claim Review” Demonstration(6/8/2016)
Home health leaders warn policy will delay patient care and increase costs. Recommends a better way to combat fraud.
Three New Problem Solving Technologies Worth a Close Look(6/8/2016)
— Medalogix CEO Explains Rationale Behind Company's Third Product
— CMS is Managing NOEs All Wrong. This App Stops Hospice Losses
— CaptureProof Introduces Smart Medical Camera
Understanding The Psychology of Choice(6/1/2016)
Learning the psychology of choice can help you to understand how a decision is made, putting you above your competition.
HEALTHCAREfirst Announces 2016 "Hospice Honors" Recipients(6/1/2016)
Hospice Honors recognizes hospices providing the highest level of satisfaction.

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