CMS final rule offers some relief for home health — not enough
Nov 22, 2022
While home health providers are pleased that CMS recognized their concerns, the final rule fails to address the underlying methodology for calculating behavioral assumptions and budget neutrality.
Should you add palliative care as a transitional care program?
Amy Rose, RN, MSN
Nov 17, 2022
Home healthcare organizations considering adding a transitional palliative care program should first evaluate their current census.
Get ready for 4 ‘aging in place’ market trends
Nov 10, 2022
This is the golden age of older people. Between 2020-2060, the number of people age 65 and older is expected to skyrocket from 56 million to nearly 95 million, amounting to a whopping 69% increase.[i]…
Finding success with value-based payment models
Oct 25, 2022
There are five steps providers can take to achieve success with value-based payment models.
Using data to maximize HCBS for our most vulnerable
Oct 20, 2022
The rising cost of home- and community-based services combined with a growing population of individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities has made it difficult for states to meet…
How to bring primary care to the homebound
Oct 18, 2022
The increasing number of homebound Americans and growing realization that patients do better in their homes are combining with technological advances to drive a shift toward primary care in the home.
Let’s elevate the role of home care caregivers
Oct 13, 2022
Low pay is one of the primary factors that keeps people from taking home healthcare and nursing aide jobs.
Why the future of dialysis is under your own roof
Michael Aragon, MD
Oct 06, 2022
The pandemic spawned a variety of new habits — mask wearing, constant hand washing and an embrace of telehealth. With all that virus-dodging came a much-needed acceleration in shifting toward healthcare…
How to overcome the 4 most common onboarding challenges
Sep 29, 2022
A poor onboarding process can result in high turnover and lead to low employee morale. To combat this, it is important to understand how to overcome some of the most common onboarding challenges.
Is nurse burnout concern still a factor? The short answer is yes
Sep 15, 2022
Several years into the pandemic and the ongoing staffing crisis, nurse burnout concerns still plague hospice and home health agencies.
Why you need to treat fellow home care agencies as allies
Sep 08, 2022
In the age of caregiver shortages, it’s time to change: Home care agencies need to view each other as allies rather than competitors.
Five ways to reduce nurse burnout
Aug 18, 2022
The care at home industry needs to reassess how our nursing staff is delegated and how we might redirect the development of plans of care for patients.
How technology can raise job satisfaction for home care workers
Aug 11, 2022
Digital tools have significant potential to enhance the home healthcare worker experience.
Controlling spend outside the Medicare hospice benefit
Aug 04, 2022
If you are filing any Medicare claim for a patient accessing the CMS hospice benefit, you may unintentionally be putting your hospice partners at risk for an audit as well as financial and even criminal…
Violence in the workplace is getting worse, but we can make it better
Jul 28, 2022
When you talk to healthcare workers on the front lines, one truth keeps surfacing: their workplaces can often be very dangerous.
5 tips for choosing a home health logistics vendor
Jul 14, 2022
The industry is a perfect match for advanced, location-aware logistics. Yet relatively few agencies have implemented software designed to optimize routing and scheduling of visits.
We can’t just overhaul SNFs; we have to look at home care too
Jul 07, 2022
If we want to comprehensively reform senior care, we need to look beyond the nursing home to where care is increasingly moving — the home.
Wearables and smart devices are the future of senior safety
Jun 28, 2022
While some seniors need around-the-clock care, others may just need some occasional help and the ability to quickly check in with their caregivers. For those that require a less intense level of care,…
Best practices for internal after-hours triage
Jun 21, 2022
Triaging after-hours calls requires skills that differ from bedside nursing. While communication is always essential for patient care, it becomes paramount when caring for patients over the phone.
Medication risk mitigation services save lives and lower costs
Ankur Patel, M.D.
Jun 14, 2022
Right now, we aren’t taking the safe use of medications seriously enough, and the results show.