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Data integrity is a significant and ongoing challenge for any community-based organization. Here are 5 proven strategies to achieve data integrity, from Tyler Rosensteel, Director of the HMIS at Crisis Response Network (CRN) in Arizona.
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We’re excited to announce that WellSky is furthering interoperability by supporting the emerging Human Services Data Specification (HSDS) for Information and Referral (I&R) providers — including 2-1-1s, Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs), crisis lines, and more.
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Community Based Organizations and the non-medical services they provide have become a vital component of outcomes-based care — an approach focused on the end results of health care. However, when a patient receives multiple home and community-based (HCBS) services, and has several doctors and clinics all providing care at the same time data sharing becomes a challenge.
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Your community-based organization depends on service providers to achieve your mission. Yet managing a provider network effectively is challenging! This 5-step plan to implement a data-driven approach to provider management can improve the lives of people in your community.
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Partnerships between health systems and the community lead to more comprehensive care – including preventative care – and address other factors outside the clinical environment to help reduce costs and improve outcomes.
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This blog outlines why it’s increasingly important for CoCs to develop relationships with health care systems, and also identifies the collaboration strategies that are working today and the technology hurdles CoCs must overcome.
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The almost daily pressure to maintain or even lower staffing levels while also ensuring that patients are receiving safe, value-based respiratory care is commonplace for today’s respiratory care manager.
Here are 4 best practices that will…
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Karen Litzy, PT, DPT runs a successful, concierge-style PT practice in New York City where clients have the luxury of one-on-one hour-long sessions in the comfort of their home or office. Karen’s promise to her clients is to treat them to…
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Written by Shawn Hewitt
The American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) serves as rehab providers’ beacon for advocacy and is committed to the interests of rehab providers across the continuum of care. Last month, I had…
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As health care regulations continue to rapidly change, alternative payment models are becoming more common across health care settings. Successfully demonstrating the quality and efficiency of your services is now more important than ever. However,…
by Rebecca Ingalls, Reimbursement Supervisor, WellSky Revenue Cycle Management
Due to the increase in fraud and identity theft, especially crimes against vulnerable senior citizens, CMS is already underway with its effort to issue new ID…
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By: Kristen LaPlante, Reimbursement Supervisor, WellSky
As home infusion reimbursement margins continue to run lean, your organization needs to collect on every service provided, in full. But no one is perfect and claims get denied — even…
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In 2011 the U.S. Senate declared November 16th as “National Information and Referral Services Day,” to raise public awareness of this important service available to all people in the United States. Every day, tens of thousands of people…
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The Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD) is an umbrella organization that serves eight counties with an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) and an Area Agency on Aging (AAA). Since its founding in 1971 and continuing…
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This simple approach can help you avoid a culture of ‘Enabling’
People have an instinctive, human desire to help others. Yet this well-meaning impulse can actually perpetuate rather than solve a problem when you don’t stand up to…
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Event planning is one of the most powerful tools in your agency’s arsenal. A single event can galvanize your community. Recruit volunteers. Raise funds. And most important — reach struggling members of your community who may not find your…
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One of the biggest challenges in HMIS is the issue of data integrity. The process of collecting information in a difficult environment, entering that data accurately, aggregating it correctly and then reporting on it consistently from month-to-month…
Because HIPAA laws apply to mental and behavioral health records, your patients’ protected health information (PHI) must be secure. However, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has provided “special protections” for…
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It’s a wrap! Last week, we aired our fifth and final webinar in the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) series. All five webinars in the series are now available on-demand, 24/7 at kinnser.com/cops. You can watch at your own pace, share with…
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In our fourth Conditions of Participation (CoPs) presentation, Sharon Harder and Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O discussed the nuances in patient communications and patient rights. In the frequently asked questions section below, our presenters…
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We’re more than halfway through the Conditions of Participation webinar series. So far, we’ve covered the CoPs basics, plan of care changes, and QAPI programs for home health. During Webinar 3, Arlene Maxim, RN, Vice President of Program…
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The second webinar in the series Home Health Conditions of Participation: Charting a Course for Your Success was an eye-opener. Renowned home health consultant Arlene Maxim, RN of Quality in Real Time (QIRT) explored the aspects of the CoPs…
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Thousands of home health providers attended the first webinar in the Home Health Conditions of Participation: Charting a Course for Your Success series. Presented by renowned educators Sharon Harder, president of C3 Advisors and Jill Dyer,…
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Is your agency ready? CMS’s November 15, 2017 deadline for emergency preparedness plans is fast approaching, and you can’t risk being caught unprepared.
Now more than ever, both home health and hospice agencies need to be prepared for…
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Medicare’s new Hospice Compare website launched on August 16. Similar to the existing Home Health Compare website, Hospice Compare provides basic information about hospice care and the Medicare hospice benefit. The website also gives visitors…
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When disaster strikes, homebound patients are often hit the hardest. Home health and hospice agencies must be ready to continue to provide medically necessary care — no matter what happens. Preparing for the worst means having an actionable…
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Lately, home health and hospice providers have had to stay on their toes to stay in compliance. But this isn’t the time to tiptoe around compliance issues that affect the way your agency runs. Industry thought leader Sharon Harder provides…
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Medicare’s Face-to-Face requirement is basically the moody teenager of home health care regulations, lamenting “you just don’t understand!” While most teens eventually outgrow being misunderstood, the Face-to-Face encounter continues…
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It’s never too early to talk about advance care planning, and National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is a helpful reminder that now is the perfect time to make a plan. NHDD is an initiative from The Conversation Project that emphasizes the…
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Home health agencies across the nation — especially those in Florida and Illinois — can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that today CMS officially postponed both the effective date of the new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and the rollout…
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Caregivers, we know you take your work to heart. Caregiving is a challenging profession, but you do it anyway and provide vital care for those who need it most.
Your compassion means the world to the patients and families who rely on you.…
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Home health and hospice agencies can benefit from the comprehensive data available for free in their PEPPER. But first, you need to know what it is, why you should use it, and how to get it. Here’s what you need to know about PEPPER, the valuable…
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NEW WEBINAR: Get ready for the new CoPs with industry experts Sharon Harder and Jill Dyer. Click here to register.
For the first time in nearly 20 years, the criteria for participating in Medicare and Medicaid home health are changing. The…
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