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Yelp CEO Announces Healthcare Review Category(8/19/2015)
In his August 5 blog post, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman announced that reviews are now available for hospitals, nursing homes and other medical facilities. Can healthcare at home be far behind?
The Do's and Don't's of Managing Yelp(8/19/2015)
Eventually, Yelp will list your company, whether you ask for it or not. Do not ignore it. Engage it, manage it, help it to work for you instead of against you. Here's how.
Massachusetts Medicaid RPM proposal released (8/19/2015)
Home health payments for telehealth services may be coming to Massachusetts. Hearing set for September 2 in Quincy.
Hospice Software Group Announces $12.6 Million Investment(8/19/2015)
Consolo Services Group is an 11-year old SaaS hospice software provider based in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Mind of Yelp: A Business Owner’s Dilemma(8/12/2015)
In part six of his series, guest author Roger McManus delves deeper into the right and wrong ways to leverage the leading online review service and explains how dangerous it is to ignore it.
Advanced Analytics Mitigate Negative Side of New Hospice Payment System(8/12/2015)
The 2016 final rule establishing a new hospice payment system is now law. We asked a 20-year hospice veteran nurse exactly what it means to providers.
Data Analysis Tool Identifies Home Care Patients Ready for Hospice(8/12/2015)
Great Lakes Caring in Michigan has slashed its number of 7-day hospice stays and increased overall revenue by letting data analytics advise when a patient should transition from home healthcare to hospice.
Medicare Advantage Plans Pad Charges on Home Visits, Whistleblower Says(8/12/2015)
MedPAC complains that "case-mix-creep" has raised average Home Health PPS payments by $200 per episode. Look what happens when insurance company MDs do in-home assessments!
Half Million Dollar Investment Will Help Tech Startup Further Reduce Hospital Readmissions(8/12/2015)
Investor was excited by Care at Hand's unique mobile app that enables non-clinical caregivers to turn patient observations into medical alerts, helping home care providers strategically target resources.
Insurance to Protect Home Care Advertising Dollars(8/5/2015)
"The Internet changes everything." Even when a cliché is so overused that it becomes trite, it is worth repeating if it is still true. Guest author Roger McManus, an online marketing consultant, warns in part five of his series on Reputation Marketing that you are throwing your advertising dollars away if you are still spending them the way you did before Google's star rating system and Yelp reviews took control of public opinion.
Product Review: Axis Care Supports Private Duty Providers(8/5/2015)
Very quietly, AxisCare Home Care Management software has built a substantial client base with a well-designed, schedule-centric private duty application and a low-key sales approach. We took a look at the product recently and offer an assessment.
Procura and ContinuLink Achieve SSAE Certification, Release DDE and Eligibility Services(8/5/2015)
In two separate recent announcements, The Procura Group and its family of software companies that include Procura, ContinuLink, Igea, and Progresa, took a step toward the front of the line in the competitive world of healthcare at home software.

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