This urgent plea comes from Calvin McDaniel, Deputy Director, Government Affairs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice If you have not yet done so, please use the link below to contact your Members of Congress. Then, please encourage your employees to do so as well. In late July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

by Michael McGowan, is the founder and President of OperaCare. He is a former OASIS coordinator and trainer for CMS Region IX. Home Health providers worried about reimbursement and margins under CMS’s proposed Home Health Grouping Model [HHGM] can take a breath. In other healthcare sectors, providers have been forced to develop efficiencies to live within […]

PlayMaker, the leading sales platform for post-acute care, announced today the addition of Holly Miller as Vice President of Sales [as of Sept. 2017]. “The addition of Holly to our company represents an exciting new phase of expansion as we aggressively grow our market share across the post-acute care industry. Our innovation, products, and industry-leading […]

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – September 6, 2017 – To help coders master ICD-10 coding for home health agencies, Libman Education has released the Comprehensive Home Health Coding Package. Authored by Joan L. Usher, a nationally recognized expert in home health coding and AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM trainer, the package includes updated versions of two home health coding […]

by Audrey Kinsella, MA, MS  Telehealth Reporter. Home Care Technology Report In early reports of the horrific toll on lives and property wreaked by Hurricane Harvey, there were a few stories about efforts to assist elderly flood victims. A September 1 New York Times article chronicled these efforts under the title, “For vulnerable older adults, […]

On September 1, ElevatingHOME launched a nationwide charitable initiative to support home-based care agencies in Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey’s devastating floodwaters. Many home-based care agencies in southeast Texas prepared for the storm by ensuring patients, including critically ill patients and their families, were moved to safe locations and shelters. Home-based care providers checked with patients and attempted to […]

 By Tim Rowan, Editor & Publisher of Home Care Technology Report Anyone who has been watching Netsmart’s rapid growth over the last two years has to have asked themselves at least once, “What does a behavioral health software company want with Allscripts Home Care and Hospice (March, 2016)?  HealthMEDX’s Long Term Care and Home Health […]

By Tim Rowan, Editor & Publisher of Home Care Technology Report The National Association for Home Care and Hospice announced last week that its board of directors has appointed Bill Dombi as Interim President. Immediately curious about how long an “interim” is and what might be in store for the association after the untimely passing […]

By Tim Rowan, Editor & Publisher of the Home Care Technology Report  Last week, in the first installment of our series on mandated Electronic Visit Verification, we reported on our conversation with Sandata CEO Tom Underwood about the ways states might choose to comply with the 21st Century CURES Act. (See “Four EVV Models States […]

By Tim Rowan, Editor & Publisher of Home Care Technology Report Some simple advice: when you have an idea the FBI might raid your home, do not leave lying around a book titled, “Hide Your A$$ET$ and Disappear — A Step-by-Step Guide to Vanishing Without a Trace.” It might also be a good idea to […]