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5 Warning Signs of Home Health Agency Start-up Failure

By | on 10, Mar 2014 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Home Care Best Practices thought leadership Home Care

We recently published a piece called The 7 Habits of Highly Successfull Home Care Agencies that shared our top observations of consistent practices that we see in agencies that are thriving.  My mento[...]

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Simple Steps to Getting Through Email

By | on 09, Nov 2012 |   thought leadership Home Care Technology Will Hicklen Home Care NPDA PDHCA ACO Managing Post Acute Care

Great news-- this is a simple one. One of the big complaints I hear from people is that they are overwhelmed by email. I know I am, and I hate that feeling when people ask, "Did you get my email?" Whe[...]

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Population Health IT for ACOs

By | on 01, Oct 2012 |   Population Health IT Care Coordination thought leadership transitional care Will Hicklen Care Transitions Accountable Care Organizations ACO telehealth

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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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Assumptions on In-House Home Health Agencies Debunked

By | on 19, Jun 2012 |   Private Duty Home Care Blogs Home Care Best Practices Care Coordination Care Coordination thought leadership transitional care transitional care Home Healthcare Delivery Management Home Care Technology Will Hicklen Care Transitions Avoidable Readmissions Managing Post Acute Care

Hospice and Hospital Market Research Provider Dispels Myths Regarding Post Acute Care Recent Healthcare Market Resources (HMR) research verifies that hospitals' "inhouse" agencies do not command a dom[...]

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The Fallacy of The Satisfied Home Care Customer

By | on 31, May 2012 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Starting a Home Care Business Elderly Care thought leadership Home Care Blogs

Today's post comes coutesy of Jason Tweed's publication "Private Duty Today" (www.privatedutytoday.com)which is a website and product of Leading Home Care (www.leadinghomecare.com).  In addition to be[...]

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Employers Look to Direct Contract with Doctors, What about Home Care

By | on 27, May 2012 |   Home Care Best Practices Care Coordination thought leadership transitional care Home Care Care Transitions

I came across a post on the American Medical News web site.  Discussing the issue that more self-insured employers are considering direct contracting with healthcare providers.  The drive health benef[...]

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The Top Ten Competencies of a Highly Effective Home Care Leader

By | on 22, May 2012 |   Home Care Industry Elderly Care thought leadership Leadership

Today's article is a republication of a story by Stephen Tweed from Leading Home Care (www.leadinghomecare.com).  The story ran in their May 16th email news letter and as described below, it is part o[...]

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6 Lessons for Home Health Care from Fifty Shades of Gray?!?

By | on 03, May 2012 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Recommended Reading Private Duty Home Care Blogs Home Care Industry Elderly Care Care Coordination thought leadership transitional care HME DME Will Hicklen Home Therapy Therapy Software Accountable Care Organizations ACO Home Care Blogs Managing Post Acute Care Home Care Dispatch Learning

Maybe you don't want to give a copy of Fifty Shades of Gray to your elderly home care patients, but you might just learn some valuable things from the block-buster novel. If you are a physical therapi[...]

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Firing Home Healthcare Staff: The 10 Worst Things You Can Say

By | on 07, Feb 2012 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Recommended Reading Starting a Home Care Business HME Delivery Operations Home Care Industry Private Duty Agency Software Care Coordination thought leadership transitional care Home Healthcare Delivery Management HME DME Checklists Home Care Mobile Solutions Will Hicklen Home Care Home Health Therapy Software Physical Therapy software

Whether you are part of a hospital system like Johns Hopkins Home Care Group in Baltimore or an independent Physical Therapy agency like Rehab Maxx in Chicagoland, Ankota's customers must sometimes fa[...]

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Billy Graham's New Book Offers Compelling Perspective on Elderly Care

By | on 17, Nov 2011 |   Recommended Reading Elderly Care thought leadership Learning

Renowned spiritual leader Billy Graham spent his life career inspiring people to live lives of grace, faith and charity. Now, at the age of 93, Rev. Graham is inspiring us in the final stages of life.[...]

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Selling Home Health to Hospitals, ACOs & Other Healthcare Facilities

By | on 19, May 2011 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Elderly Care Home Care Best Practices Health Care Reform thought leadership

Hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are offering new opportunities for partnerships with home health care organizations, but in order to capitalize, your organization needs to learn ho[...]

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