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Care Coordination: Medical Home Model Delivers Results

By | on 28, Sep 2012 |   Care Coordination Will Hicklen Care Transitions Accountable Care Organizations ACO

N.J. Medical Home Collaboration Pays Off for Patients, Physicians, and Insurer

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Accountable Care Organizations, Explained

By | on 27, Sep 2012 |   Care Coordination thought leadership Will Hicklen Care Transitions Accountable Care Organizations ACO Managing Post Acute Care ACO Technology

Significant confusion remains about Accountable Care. This overview from Kaiser Health News is a good primer for Hospitals, ACOs, and post acute providers. While existing ACOs and Hospitals are genera[...]

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Penalties for Avoidable Readmissions Loom in October 2012

By | on 24, Sep 2012 |   Care Coordination Will Hicklen Care Transitions Accountable Care Organizations Avoidable Readmissions ACO Patient Centered Medical Home

October 2012 marks the beginning of CMS penalties for high readmission rates, but it's clear that great confusion over these penalties continues. Just how substantial are they and how much will it cos[...]

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Home Care Inspirational Quotes from Boyd and Nicholas

By | on 21, Sep 2012 |   Home Care Best Practices NAHC

When Ankota first started out, we went to several trade shows to meet people and to learn more about the home care industry.  One of the first few people I remember meeting at the NAHC Financial Manag[...]

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Home Care Aide shortage coming back

By | on 19, Sep 2012 |   Starting a Home Care Business Home Care Industry Elderly Care Home Care Best Practices Care Coordination Home Care Home Care Blogs

Today's article is from Stephen Tweed who leads Leading Home Care.  We've featured Stephen on the Ankota blog numerous times in the past, including this piece sharing Stephen's tips for selling home h[...]

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Will You Survive All The Home Health Changes?

By | on 18, Sep 2012 |   Home Care Best Practices Health Care Reform Will Hicklen Care Transitions Physical Therapy software ACO

As readers of Ankota's blog will attest, we're not above borrowing a good article from someone else when we see it. We'll share it with the world if we like it. This post is an refreshing reminder abo[...]

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Hospitals Look to Home Care In Cutting Patient Readmissions

By | on 17, Sep 2012 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Home Care Best Practices Health Care Reform Care Coordination transitional care Avoidable Readmissions

The following article appeared in Home Health Care News at this link.  We're reproducing it in its entirety for our readers, because it perfectly exemplifies the opportunity for Home Care to make a di[...]

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Will HMEs Survive Competitive Bidding?

By | on 13, Sep 2012 |   Competitive Bidding Health Care Reform transitional care HME DME Will Hicklen

Are HMEs surviving competitive bidding? Funny you'd ask...As Theresa Flaherty's September 7th piece in HME News shows, more than 450 HME providers have closed locations, sold their businesses or gone [...]

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Home Care Alert! Surviving An Audit

By | on 12, Sep 2012 |   HME DME Will Hicklen Home Care Accountable Care Organizations ACO ACO Technology

When faced with an audit, documentation and technology can save the day Health care providers of all types face increasing scrutiny from public and private payers alike to operate in a totally above-b[...]

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Best Practices for Managing Dementia/Alzheimer's in Home Care

By | on 11, Sep 2012 |   Alzheimer's dementia Elderly Care Home Care

I read a piece this morning by a pastor named Anthony Robinson about his experience with his mom's dementia, and it reminded me that home care workers visit daily with people dealing with memory issue[...]

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What Home Care Employees Need the Most

By | on 05, Sep 2012 |   Home Care Best Practices Home Care Leadership

Veteran employers will tell you that no matter what industry you work in, pay is a strong motivator. It is the reason most people work in the first place, but is it the only rationale behind building [...]

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Storm Watch: Managing Care Transitions & Home Care In A Storm

By | on 04, Sep 2012 |   Geriatric Care Management HME Delivery Operations Home Health Aide Software Home Care Best Practices Care Coordination transitional care Home Care Technology Will Hicklen Care Transitions Home Care Scheduling Software ACO Technology

Storms threaten the delivery of healthcare services, but a little planning and some good technology can help hospitals, ACOs and post acute providers of all types. In the mid Atlantic, we've just ente[...]

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