Editor's Note: This post was originally published in April 2011 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
This post was provoked by a call from a family friend, Kelly, who is considering launching a startup to provide non-medical, companion services in the home. Kelly knows that Ankota also provides software tools for Private Duty Home Care agencies, so she wanted to pick my brain about our experiences with companies like the one she is considering.
Home Care Entrepreneurship,
Starting a Home Care Business,
Home Care Industry,
Private Duty Agency Software,
Home Care Best Practices,
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Community Based Care,
CMS Moves to Protect Oxygen Patients When Their Oxygen Provider Goes Out of Business.
CMS announced on August 22nd that a new provider can replace oxygen equipment and restart a 36-month rental period when another provider exits the business. When this happens, the agency will consider the original equipment lost. The rule went into effect immediately on August 22, 2013 and provides new opportunities for successful providers that remain in business, while simultaneously protecting patients.
Dr. J. Hunter Young
Well, if it's good enough for MedCity News to run, it's good enough for Ankota! With apologies for a couple of awkward moments, it's all in good fun...Hope you enjoyed the series finale last night as much as I did.
Physical Therapy is important not only for Ankota, but for the future of healthcare overall. It is widely documented that physical, ocupational and speech therapies help patients recover from injuries and surgeries better, helps them maintain bettter fitness with fewer injuries as they age, and so on. The value is undispusted and the trend among payers is to utilize therapies earlier and more often. This is particularly true in programs that are intended to reduce avoidable readmissions, which often fall under models such as Care Transitions initiatives and Accountable Care models.
Physical Therapy software,
Accountable Care Organizations,