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Ankota: Ushering in the Next Generation of Homecare Blog

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Does your home care start-up have the right personalities to thrive?

By | on 31, Jul 2012 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Home Care Best Practices Home Care

Today I read an interesting article in Fast Company entitled  and it made me think that this article can apply to home care as well as it does to other types of start ups.  

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More Common Sense About Accountable Care & Healthcare Reform

By | on 25, Jul 2012 |   PCMH Health Care Reform Care Coordination transitional care Will Hicklen Accountable Care Organizations ACO Patient Centered Medical Home ACO Technology

In today's Crain's Cleveland Business, Author David Schweighoefer of the Cleveland-based law firm Walter & Haverfield offers a common sense "User's Guide" for those trying to figure out Healthcare Ref[...]

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The Common Sense Explanation of Accountable Care

By | on 23, Jul 2012 |   PCMH Care Coordination Will Hicklen Care Transitions Accountable Care Organizations Avoidable Readmissions ACO Patient Centered Medical Home

Better Care at Lower Costs: Clearly explaining Accountable Care. Learn how ACOs are organized, what the incentives are, and how patients ultimately benefit. Former CMS Administrator Don Berwick does a[...]

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NEW CARE COORDINATION PAYMENTS FOR RECENTLY DISCHARGED PATIENTS

By | on 19, Jul 2012 |   PCMH Care Coordination Payments Care Coordination transitional care Will Hicklen Care Transitions Accountable Care Organizations National Association of Geriatric Care Managers ACO Patient Centered Medical Home

New Care Coordination Payments for Managing Care After Discharge CMS will pay community physicians and other care coordinators for the care required to help a patient transition back to the community [...]

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How The Supreme Court's Decision Impacts Transitional Care

By | on 18, Jul 2012 |   PCMH Care Coordination thought leadership Will Hicklen Care Transitions Accountable Care Organizations Avoidable Readmissions ACO Patient Centered Medical Home ACO Technology

"If there was ever any doubt about the importance of managing care transitions – it's gone now." -- Daniel Day, Care Transitions Journal

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What the Supreme Court Ruling on Obama Care means for Home Care

By | on 18, Jul 2012 |   Home Care Industry Health Care Reform Care Transitions

Elizabeth Hogue is a home care attorney who kindly interprets the impact of various legislations on home health and home care.  We've featured her work before such as in our posting ACO's - Final Regu[...]

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Reducing Avoidable Hospitalizations With Home Health Care

By | on 17, Jul 2012 |   Care Coordination transitional care Will Hicklen Care Transitions Accountable Care Organizations Avoidable Readmissions NAHC ACO Technology Video

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Starting a Home Care Agency can cost $80K and Home Health $350K

By | on 16, Jul 2012 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Starting a Home Care Business Home Care Industry Elderly Care Home Care Best Practices Home Care

Expert home care consultant and our good friend Ginny Kenyon focuses on helping home care entrepreneurs get their businesses successfully off the ground.  This blog post, written by Ginny, explains th[...]

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Protecting Patient Data: Risk Management Education Series

By | on 13, Jul 2012 |   HIPAA compliance Patient Data risk management

Risk Management Education Series brought to you by Ankota and IronRisk Strategies, LLC 

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Improving Care for Patients Requires Better Care Coordination

By | on 12, Jul 2012 |   Geriatric Care Management PCMH Care Coordination transitional care Will Hicklen Care Transitions ACO ACO Technology Video

A relatively small percentage of cases make up the bulk of expenses in healthcare--and that is true among all payor sources. There is much that can be done to mitigate avoidable readmissions, take car[...]

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The Future of Healthcare Delivery Management: A Must Read

By | on 11, Jul 2012 |   PCMH Health Care Reform Care Coordination thought leadership Aging in Place Technology Will Hicklen Care Transitions Accountable Care Organizations Avoidable Readmissions ACO Patient Centered Medical Home ACO Technology

The Future of Health Care Delivery: Why It Must Change and How It Will Affect You, by Dr. Steven Schimpff From the author, Dr. Stephen Schimpff on Medical Megatrends

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One-Third of Hospitals Will Close by 2020

By | on 10, Jul 2012 |   Care Coordination thought leadership Will Hicklen Care Transitions Avoidable Readmissions ACO Patient Centered Medical Home ACO Technology

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How Will the PCMH Model Work?

By | on 10, Jul 2012 |   PCMH Care Coordination Care Transitions Accountable Care Organizations ACO Patient Centered Medical Home

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Care Coordination and Checklists are How We Heal Health Care

By | on 09, Jul 2012 |   Health Care Reform Care Coordination Checklists Video Learning

One of the people I've come to greatly respect is Atul Gawande.  He's a doctor and an author and we've featured him numerous times on the Ankota blog including as the author of Ankota's book of the ye[...]

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Home Care Software Geek shares some internet tips

By | on 02, Jul 2012 |   home care software geek Home Care Technology

The Home Care Software Geek posts in this blog don't talk about Home Care Nursing Software, Private Duty Telephony, DME Delivery Software, Home Infusion Care Management or the other topics we focus on[...]

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