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Avoid These Barriers to Home Health and Hospice Success

Many agencies face the same common barriers to home health and hospice success. But you may only be a few changes away from overcoming these barriers. Here are five common barriers, and how you can avoid them.
Poor Use of Resources
Even the best home health and hospice agencies can run into trouble if they don’t take advantage of the right resources.

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Home Health Analytics: Three Ways They Pay Off

Data is emerging as a critical component of operational success across a wide range of industries, and home health care isn’t exempt from this movement. A CIO magazine report said that the health care industry as a whole is in the middle of a movement to embrace the prospect of gleaning new insights from the large quantities of data being created within EHR systems and from other sources.

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2019 Home Health Proposed Rule Released by CMS

On July 2, 2018, CMS released the 2019 Home Health Proposed Rule. It includes considerable proposed changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System designed to “strengthen and modernize Medicare, drive value, and focus on individual patient needs rather than volume of care.”
Payment Rate Changes for CY2019
CMS projects that Medicare payments for CY2019 would increase by 2.1%,

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Changes to Hospice NOE Process Coming July 2018

On June 7, 2018, CMS announced improvements to the hospice NOE process for hospice elections received on or after July 2, 2018.
A new hospice election period format will be added to the Common Working File (CWF) system to carry election-related information. The existing hospice benefit period screens will continue to look the same, but election-related fields on those screens (revocation indicators,

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How Hospice Management Solutions Can Make Your Job Easier

Managing a successful hospice agency is no simple task. It involves many processes aimed at streamlining workflow, effectively managing employees, accurately and securely completing paperwork, all while providing patients and their loved ones with the highest quality of care. With so many elements involved, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. However, when you partner with a vendor that offers integrated hospice management solutions to help manage your agency,

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