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Achieving Affordable Population Health Management

By | on 12, Feb 2018 |   Private Duty Agency Software Home Care Best Practices Care Transitions April 2017 Newsletter

Population health is a goal that is being discussed more and more, but still seems to be the elusive third leg of "The Triple Aim."  This may be because we're going about it the wrong way. I read an i[...]

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Demystifying Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Models of Home Care

By | on 05, Feb 2018 |   Private Duty Agency Software Home Care Best Practices Care Transitions April 2017 Newsletter

Some states have authorize home care models where the care is directed by the consumer receiving services. These models are often referred to as Consumer Directed Services (CDS) and sometimes referred[...]

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Electronic Visit Verification and Rounding Rules

By | on 29, Jan 2018 |   Private Duty Agency Software Home Care Best Practices Care Transitions April 2017 Newsletter

Let's start today's blog post with a provocative statement: "The adoption of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) means that it will be the end of perfect time sheets" How can this be?  Shouldn't EVV g[...]

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Pennsylvania Institutes New Reimbursed Home Care Program

By | on 22, Jan 2018 |   Private Duty Agency Software Home Care Best Practices Care Transitions April 2017 Newsletter

There's a lot of discussion in the media about the defunding of Medicaid. We can't say that home care is exempt from this concern, but from what we're seeing most states are supporting and even enhanc[...]

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Decentralization of Home Care suggested by New England Journal of Medicine

By | on 15, Jan 2018 |   Private Duty Agency Software Home Care Best Practices Care Transitions April 2017 Newsletter

This blog frequently discusses the possibility of a health care system where hospitals aren't in the enter, but rather home and community based care take center stage. Our thesis is that when you avoi[...]

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Value of Home Healthcare Proven in Cleveland Clinic Study

By | on 08, Jan 2018 |   Private Duty Agency Software Home Care Best Practices Care Transitions April 2017 Newsletter

A study performed by the Cleveland Clinic has proven that discharging patients from hospitals to home healthcare saves a per patient average of $6,433 in the first year after discharge, and reduces re[...]

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An Evolving Profession: a Quick Look at the Modern Development of Nursing

By | on 18, Dec 2017 |   Private Duty Agency Software Home Care Best Practices Care Transitions April 2017 Newsletter

Over the past 150 years or so, the nursing profession has changed enormously. At one time it was a a limited vocation. It’s now a respected career for thousands of dedicated, trained and well-educated[...]

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Planning for Imperfection: 4 Ways Healthcare Agencies Should Protect Themselves

By | on 04, Dec 2017 |   Private Duty Agency Software Home Care Best Practices Care Transitions April 2017 Newsletter

No matter how careful you are as a healthcare organization, it seems that a legal claim is always at the back of your mind. While you cannot eliminate this possibility, you can take steps to help ensu[...]

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10 Tips for Communicating Health Issues via AARP

By | on 29, Mar 2017 |   Private Duty Agency Software Home Care Best Practices April 2017 Newsletter

Ankota's marketing director, Jed Hammel doesn't come from the home care world but instead is an expert is social media marketing, filmmaking, event planning and more.  His post today is a recap of an [...]

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One of the Multi $M funded Tech-Enabled Home Care Start-ups Shuts Down

By | on 22, Mar 2017 |   Private Duty Agency Software Home Care Best Practices April 2017 Newsletter

It was announced in the past few weeks that one of the tech-enabled home care start-ups, HomeHero, closed its doors. For a quick background, Silicon Valley has become interested in Home Care recently [...]

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