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Home Health Regulatory Update:
FY2020 Proposed Rule (CMS-1711-P)

Home Health Regulatory Update: FY2020 Proposed Rule (CMS-1711-P) Click here to view the webinar handout. Home Health Regulatory Update: FY2020 Proposed Rule (CMS-1711-P) Here’s what we’ll cover Proposed Payment Update, including the PDGM case-mix weights and payment rates Requirements for implementation of

August 16, 2019|

Hospice Regulatory Update FY 2020 Proposed Rule (CMS-1714-P)

https://youtu.be/qlcdgeJnXNs Click here to view the webinar handout. Review of the the Hospice Regulatory Update FY 2020. Hospice FY 2020 Proposed Wage Index and Payment Update Rule Rate Updates, Wage Index and Hospice Cap Hospice Election Statement and Addendum Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Request for Information (RFI) – Interaction of the Hospice benefit with

June 22, 2019|

Recruitment & Retention Strategies for Home Health & Hospice

Six Ways to Improve Recruitment & Retention With the average life expectancy continuing to climb, the demand for home health and hospice care continues to increase. This coupled with a national shortage of nurses, many home health and hospice agencies are hard-pressed to hire and keep qualified nursing staff. What can you do to meet

December 13, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Clinical Time Management Strategies

Clinical Time Management Strategies for Home Health & Hospice Home health and hospice clinicians have greater responsibilities than ever before. Case loads, care needs, and duties vary from day to day, and often the clinician is the only one responsible for making sure that everything is completed correctly and in a timely manner. Clinicians are expected to

November 14, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Home Health and Hospice Referral Generation Action Plan

As the post-acute care environment becomes increasingly more competitive, solidifying new referral source partnerships and strengthening existing partnerships is a vital aspect of any organization’s success. This Home Health & Hospice Referral Generation Action Plan offers five key steps to identify high-value referral partners and strategically target business development efforts so post-acute care providers can

October 31, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Hospice CAHPS Vendor Selection: Tips to Help You Choose

Hospice CAHPS Vendor Selection: Choose wisely. The Hospice CAHPS Vendor Selection process is not easy. Choose a Hospice CAHPS vendor that understands the hospice industry and the challenges that you face. Find a company you can trust and that is responsive to your needs regardless of your agency’s size. Consider how long the vendor has been providing experience of

June 5, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Hospice Software Checklist

Cumbersome processes, lack of real-time information, and endless streams of paperwork can slow you down and put your hospice at risk. Selecting the right hospice software will facilitate longterm success by ensuring compliance, streamlining operations, accelerating reimbursement, and improving quality of patient care. Use this comprehensive hospice software checklist to identify important key factors when evaluating new hospice

June 5, 2017|Tags: , , |

Hospice Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Hospice Care? Hospice Care provides medical services, emotional care and spiritual support for individuals that have been given a terminal diagnosis in which the physician has identified that the anticipated life-expectancy is less than six months. However, the duration in which a Hospice patient receives Hospice Care varies greatly depending on their choices

June 5, 2017|Tags: , , |

Hospice CAHPS Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Hospice CAHPS Survey? Drawing heavily on questionnaires from the public domain such as the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC), CMS implemented a CAHPS® Hospice Survey, also referred to as Hospice CAHPS, to measure the experiences that patients and their caregivers have with hospice care. The survey was developed to: Provide a source

June 5, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

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