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Health Care Spending and the Opportunity for Home Care

By | on 05, Jan 2015 |   Home Care Blog Private Duty Agency Software Home Care Best Practices Health Care Reform Care Coordination Aging in Place Technology Care Transitions

It is said that "a picture paints a thousand words" and the picture below is a great one.  The story it tells for home care is profound (but I'll keep this to a couple hundred words).

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Care Transitions Program Delivers $3.30 for every $1 spent

By | on 11, Oct 2014 |   Health Care Reform Home Care Care Transitions Avoidable Readmissions hospital cost reduction

  Geisinger Health System, located smack dab in the middle of Pennsylvania, has been a leader in the new paradigm of "managed care."  In this model, the health plan is both the care provider and the p[...]

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Care Transitions Must-Read: Raising the Bar for Elderly Care At Home

By | on 13, Apr 2014 |   Elderly Care Health Care Reform Care Coordination thought leadership transitional care home monitoring

I generally read fifteen to twenty articles about advancements in elderly care each week, then I choose the two that I believe will be most interesting to the Ankota blog audience (mostly home health [...]

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NPR is Singing from the Care Transitions Hymnal: Beth-Israel Boston

By | on 08, Apr 2014 |   Readmissions Health Care Reform Care Transitions

When I'm in the car, I generally flip the radio between WEEI (Boston sports talk and "The Red Sox Radio Network") and WBUR (Boston's NPR station).  I love listening to a lot of the stories on NPR thou[...]

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Inappropriate Home Health Referrals and Billing Lead to Convictions

By | on 27, Mar 2014 |   Home Care Industry Elderly Care Health Care Reform Home Healthcare Delivery Management

At Ankota, we believe that home care should play a vital and increasing role in health care reform.  Keeping elderly and fragile patients out of the hospital and in their homes can greatly reduce heal[...]

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US Health Care not measuring up on Life Expectancy and Cost

By | on 05, Mar 2014 |   Health Care Reform thought leadership Home Care Blogs

Below is a very interesting, yet quite sad, infographic about US Life Expectancy verus health care costs.  The infographic comes from the Healthcare Intelligence Network (tm) (www.hin.com), which is a[...]

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A Silver Lining for HME Providers per Dave Cormack, Brightree Chief

By | on 05, Aug 2013 |   HME Delivery Operations HME Delivery Software Elderly Care Health Care Reform HME DME

Brightree is a leading provider of software for DME (Durable Medical Equipment) Providers.  Their software manages orders, billing, inventory management, and fulfillment for retail and home delivery D[...]

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Are Avoidable Readmissions Improving Already?

By | on 13, May 2013 |   Community Based Care Readmissions Health Care Reform Care Coordination transitional care Accountable Care Organizations Avoidable Readmissions ACO

An interesting opinion piece titled "Report Card on Healthcare Reform" appeared in the Sunday Review of the NY Times in March, written by the Editorial Board. The answer to the title of this post, "Ar[...]

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Philips Healthcare Address to the HME Industry

By | on 05, Mar 2013 |   HME Delivery Operations Health Care Reform Care Coordination HME DME Will Hicklen Accountable Care Organizations telehealth

"We will need to find ways to do more with less." Phillips Health Care Letter to the HME Industry

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Pharmacists and Hospitals Partner to Reduce Readmissions

By | on 20, Feb 2013 |   Readmissions Health Care Reform Care Coordination transitional care Avoidable Readmissions

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