By Tim Rowan, Editor & Publisher of Home Care Technology Report Comment Period Open Through June 26, 2017 On April 27, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1675-P) that would update fiscal year (FY) 2018 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries and […]

Palm City, Florida and Salem, Utah – May 22, 2017 –[As a result of Optima Health Solutions acquiring Hospicesoft,] the transaction moves Optima one step closer to delivering a full suite of modern integrated  solutions that span the post-acute continuum of care. We spoke with CEO Josh Pickus to learn the background. He told us that […]

HEALTHCAREfirst, provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, recently announced the recipients of the fifth annual Hospice Honors, a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. The official list of recipients was unveiled at the […]

By Tim Rowan, Editor & Publisher of Home Care Technology Report Atlanta-based Alora Healthcare Systems announced this week the release of the new Alora Plus, a HIPAA-compliant Home Health solution designed for agencies providing skilled and non-skilled home health and hospice services. A fully mobile responsive, complete software system, this latest release allows home health administrators […]

Former Addus CEO joins Anaheim-based Software & Services Firm ANAHEIM, California — May 18, 2017 — SelectData, providers of home care revenue cycle management and medical coding, today announced its Board of Directors has appointed Mark S. Heaney as its newest member. “On behalf of SelectData’s Board of Directors, it brings me immense pleasure to […]

by Audrey Kinsella   I learned this week about a new telemedicine system that brings together home health nurses and remote physicians to care for homebound patients. MedPod, Inc. describes its vision as “developing proprietary technologies to enhance clinical decision-making, particularly in long-distance settings.” The New York City company has just introduced the MobileDoc system, […]

Brightree (Lawrenceville, GA) will be sending two teams of home health and hospice experts to lead a panel examining how to effectively utilize readiness assessment methods and characteristics for when an organization is prepared to implement or replace an electronic medical record (EMR) system. Another session will address how technology impacts professional recruiting. The panel […]

By Tim Rowan, Editor & Publisher, of Home Care Technology Report Ross Huddleson can no longer drive. He lives in a small, rural town where there is no bus service. Until recently, he lived in that awkward no-man’s-land between being technically homebound, which does not make him eligible for the Medicare home health benefit, but […]

Seattle, WA – May 16, 2017 – NetMotion® Software, a leading provider of Mobile Performance Management (MPM) software solutions, today announced NetMotion Mobile IQ™, a visualization, analytics and alerting platform for mobile deployments. Built on Splunk® Enterprise, Mobile IQ delivers real-time analysis and alerts on mobile connectivity, security, performance, and behavior so that IT operations […]

By Michael McGowan, former OASIS coordinator for CMS Region 9, and currently  CEO of OperaCare, a software/consulting company If you are a Medicare-certified home health agency either responding to a bottomless pile of ADR requests, entering into the second round of Probe and Educate, or maybe even enduring a ZPIC pre-payment review, I suggest you […]