Hospice

5 Key Elements to Revenue Cycle Management in Home Health & Hospice

2019-05-25T01:35:22+07:00May 24, 2019|Archive, Best Practices|

Effective home health and hospice Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) allows you to maintain financial stability, so you can reinvest in growing your agency and serving your patients. Key components to a healthy revenue cycle management cycle include first pass clean claim rates, faster turnaround on claims, quick resolution of ADRs and denials, and tight follow-up and

FY2020 Hospice Proposed Rule Released by CMS

2019-05-17T21:02:51+07:00May 17, 2019|News|

On April 19, 2019, CMS issued the FY2020 Hospice Proposed Rule. The following is a brief summary of the rule and what it could mean to hospice agencies. FY2020 Hospice Proposed Rule In this rule, CMS proposes to rebase the FY2020 per diem payment rates for Continuous Home Care (CHC), Inpatient Respite Care (IRC), and

Improve Bereavement Services Using Survey Feedback

2019-07-02T22:24:58+07:00March 1, 2019|News|

Administering a hospice bereavement program is a requirement by Medicare. However, it’s not a requirement to collect and analyze feedback on your program. But don't think that means you shouldn't do it! The most successful hospices know that it’s something that every agency should do to improve bereavement services and provide the best care possible.

Bereavement Surveys: A Key to Superior Hospice Care

2019-07-02T22:24:58+07:00February 21, 2019|News|

By providing an exceptional bereavement services program, as a hospice, you have an opportunity to further reinforce your mission and strengthen the likelihood that bereaved clients will become advocates of your work within your community. A first step to understanding the impact of your program is to measure and benchmark client engagement and satisfaction. This

Hospice Bereavement Services Program: A Data-Driven Approach to Success

2019-07-02T22:24:56+07:00February 8, 2019|News|

While it's a Medicare requirement that hospices make bereavement services available to the family and others identified in the bereavement care plan, the value of a hospice bereavement services program goes well beyond mere compliance. A hospice bereavement services program is both an important responsibility and a great opportunity. That being said, it’s important to

6 Powerful Strategies to Grow Your Home Health Care Agency

2019-01-22T22:32:54+07:00January 22, 2019|News|

The demand for quality home health care is ever increasing. The competition is tough and home health care agency owners need to work out growth strategies comprising of innovative marketing ideas that give quick and effective results. From chalking out the strengths and weaknesses to getting ahead of your competition, you need to address all

How to Achieve Quality Peak Performance in Home Health and Hospice

2019-04-05T20:08:04+07:00November 16, 2018|News|

Striving for quality peak performance should be a key goal for every home health and hospice agency. CMS has been working on new payment models designed to tie payments to quality and rewarding agencies for efficiency and effectiveness. Additionally, as the aging population becomes more web-savvy, they're using the internet to research agencies before making

Peak Performance: Four Ways to Work Toward Financial Success

2019-02-28T22:46:22+07:00October 26, 2018|News|

Is your home health or hospice agency achieving peak performance when it comes to your financial operations? While you might be surviving and maybe even thriving, there could be opportunity for you to improve. Here are four things that home health and hospice agencies should do to achieve peak performance. Define Peak Performance How do you

Driving Clinical Peak Performance in Home Health & Hospice

2018-10-19T20:00:54+07:00October 19, 2018|News|

Clinical peak performance is vital to home health & hospice success. As Medicare continues to shift from rewarding volume to rewarding value, it's nearly impossible to get ahead without proving value through clinical excellence. Here are three ways to achieve clinical peak performance: Patient-Centered Care First, it's important to practice patient-centered care. The Institute of Medicine

Four Ways to Cut Home Health and Hospice Administrative Costs

2018-10-12T01:34:55+07:00October 12, 2018|News|

Administrative costs account for 1/3 of healthcare expenditures in the United States. While this number takes into account many other types of healthcare, home health and hospice administrative costs were included in this often cited and quite comprehensive study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In fact, CMS recently introduced regulatory changes to