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Latest Healthcare at Home News:
HealthWyse Acquired by California Software Firm(10/19/2016)
18-year old healthcare at home EMR vendor will remain in Wilmington, Massachusetts. Graham Barnes to remain at the helm.
Delta to Introduce Crescendo 2.0(10/19/2016)
Updated version designed to support ease of completing documentation in the patient's home.
Procura Changes its Name, Keeps All Software Products Intact(10/19/2016)
International healthcare at home software company says rebranding reflects comprehensive investments in products, customer experience, and unified cloud-based suite.
Optima Healthcare Solutions Launches New Homecare EMR(10/19/2016)
25-year therapy software company expands into healthcare at home.
Home Health Care 2.0; What Should We Call It?(10/19/2016)
At the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice Annual Conference last month, keynoters Bob Fazzi and Barbara McCann each separately pointed out that our industry is changing, has already changed and will continue to change over the next five years in such a way that it will need an entirely new name.
Vendor Watch(10/19/2016)
— AxisCare Manages 100,000th Visit with its GPS Mobile App
— BKD publishes new hospice pay rates
CMS Document Spins Early Illinois Pre-Claim Results Beyond Recognition(10/12/2016)
CMS internal document offers a description of the Illinois pre-claim experience that is unrecognizable to Illinois providers. NAHC counters nearly every CMS statement.
What CMS Should Do Instead of Pre-Claim Reviews(10/12/2016)
Why CMS would publish a report on Pre-Claim Review "successes" filled with spin and distorted data is not such a mystery. Editor Tim Rowan explains their motivation and recommends an alternative to universal Pre-Claim Reviews.
You'll Love What a Judge Recently Said About Medicare (10/12/2016)
"What happens if we reach the point where even these legislating agencies don't know what their own 'law' is?" asks U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, calling the complex regulatory environment CMS has created "The Strange World of Medicare."
Partners Health Sponsors 13th Annual "Connected Health Symposium"(10/12/2016)
Over 1,000 expected in Boston October 20-21. Telehealth reporter Audrey Kinsella, who will represent us there, offers this preview.
NAHC Response to CMS Pre-Claim Report(10/12/2016)
Less than 24 hours after CMS released its report on early successes of the Pre-Claim Review experiment in Illinois, the National Association for Home Care called foul. Here is VP for Law Bill Dombi's verbatim response.
Pre-Claim Continues to Grow Worse in Illinois(10/5/2016)
A quick glance at page after page of comments and complaints on the Illinois Association for Home Care listserv makes it crystal clear that CMS needs to stop this chaotic pilot today.

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