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Kaiser MD Prefers Using New Technologies to Provide "Just Enough" Care(11/18/2015)
Patient outcomes is one of the legs of The Triple Aim, surrounding every patient with technology is not. An interview with Kaiser's Robert Pearl, MD.
THA Group and Delta Incubate Solutions for VBP in “Living Lab”(11/18/2015)
The THA Group, based in Savannah, Georgia, has partnered with Delta Health Technologies® to optimize their work on upcoming care demonstration programs and pilots.
CMS News(11/18/2015)
— New Home Health billing codes for January 1.
— Educational web guides fast facts.
— Help available to understand patient discharge status codes and hospital transfer policies.
— Interactive web site shows where Innovation Models are happening.
One Year From Election: Veteran Insurance Exec Examines "CarsonCare;" Is It For Real?(11/18/2015)
Replacing comprehensive health coverage with cradle-to-grave health savings accounts would leave America's poor holding the bag, says industry expert Wendell Potter.
Vendor Watch(11/18/2015)
— NetMotion Wireless Expands to UK, Europe, Japan and Asia
— New ICD-10 Assessments Provide Assistance in Training and Ensuring Coding Proficiency
Clean Up Your Act, ZPICs Are on the Move(11/11/2015)
Since the first of November, twelve HHAs have had ZPIC audits opened, nearly one per day, in Florida alone. This accelerated aggression is headed your way. Here is how to prepare, and how not to.
Wearable Technology Breeds Great Expectations, Maybe Too Great(11/11/2015)
How 10,000 steps a day became the standard. Partners health symposium panelists reveal this and other surprises about healthcare and the wearable monitor craze.
North Carolina HHA Saves with Automated Workforce Management Solution(11/11/2015)
What would you do with an extra $900,000? A North Carolina HHA told us how they acquired this savings with automated workforce management from Kronos.
Point-of-Care Software Enters a New Generation(11/11/2015)
Three 21st-Century clinical point-of-care systems on display in the NAHC exhibit hall signify a generational leap forward in helping clinicians chart in the home and remain compliant.
Urgent CMS News: Public Comment on New Post-Acute Readmission Rules (11/4/2015)
Let's do this! CMS is developing new potentially preventable readmission measures for post-acute providers to follow. The public comment period ends November 16. Read this article, download the document, and click on the link to add your comments.
Relias Learning Acquires RediLearning(11/4/2015)
Acquisition furthers Relias’ leadership position in online training for senior care.
New Discharge Planning Requirements May Reach CoP Level for HHAs(11/4/2015)
CMS proposes to add a Condition of Participation (CoP) for discharge planning. If finalized, these proposed regulations will require agencies to devote considerably more time and resources to discharge planning activities. The 60-day open comment period has begun.

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