In this free white paper, the Remington Health Strategy Group offers up four strategies to increase the utilization of home health and hospice in the age of COVID-19.
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PREMIUM CONTENT How do anti-kickback statutes apply if providers or Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) are involved in referral arrangements and receive any type of federal or state funds? Attorney Elizabeth Hogue breaks it all down.
CMS released a data snapshot of COVID-19 hospitalizations, length of stay, and discharge status for 109,607 patients. Payer sources include Fee-for-service (FFS) claims data, Medicare Advantage (MA) encounter data, and Medicare enrollment information.
Aggressive moves by payers teaming up with big players such as CVS are advancing their healthcare programs into the home. How does this impact healthcare organizations?
PREMIUM CONTENT Sharp HealthCare pre-hospice program called Transitions, is designed to give elderly patients the care they want at home and keep them out of the hospital.
Cancer accounts for less than one-half of all hospice admissions. Here is a list of the top 13 diagnoses for admissions to hospice care.
PREMIUM CONTENT Multidisciplinary teams across the care continuum work each day to determine the best ways to identify the highest risk patients.
Increasing hospice services can reduce hospital admissions among all residents of a nursing home, including those not enrolled in hospice.
In a large cohort study, hospice visits in the last 2 days of life by professional staff varied by race, hospice program, and geographic region.
Four key trends in hospice care are contributing to a paradigm shift and impacting the future of Medicare hospice providers and other providers.
The new Primary Cares Initiative that will transform care and payment for complex, high-need patients who are able to stay healthy in their own homes.
PREMIUM CONTENT Primary care is being rapidly redefined today right before our eyes. As healthcare evolves, patient needs expand and providers must look for new and better ways to achieve a patient-centered model of practice. Read the four reasons home-based primary care is opening doors and opportunities for patients and providers today.
As healthcare providers await more news about expanding telehealth regulations, home care, hospice, palliative care, and community-based providers are in a unique position to further their value to physicians, ACOs, health systems, insurers, and Medicaid and Medicare.
PREMIUM CONTENT Intermountain at Home’s hospital-level care in patient’s homes supports their health system in the event of a surge of COVID-19 patients. Their models include home-based post-hospital care, palliative, and end-of-life care as well as medical equipment maintenance.
PREMIUM CONTENT CMS has provided blanket waivers with a retroactive effective date of March 1, 2020 through the end of the emergency declaration to help providers during COVID-19. We gathered the waivers for discharge planning, in-home care providers, and other post-acute care settings.
PREMIUM CONTENT CommonSpirit Health at Home provides another layer of protection and defense to keep vulnerable patients safe, healthy, and in their homes during this pandemic. And, it positioned to play a key role in preventing a post-COVID surge at care sites. Learn how CommonSpirit at Home expanded its virtual monitoring capabilities to better respond to patients’ needs during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
A recent survey across the U.S revealed the devastation of reduced revenue, patient’s refusal to accept physician-ordered care, and loss of the workforce.
PREMIUM CONTENT Anxiety levels are high right now. The COVID-19 outbreak has overtaken our lives, affecting everyone, but especially our patients and families. We no longer have the comfort of a normal routine, and there is no end in sight from this unprecedented pandemic.
PREMIUM CONTENT MaineHealth Care at Home began using telehealth in 2001. In our Interview with Donna DeBlois, RN, BSW, MSB, MBA, AHCA, President of MaineHealth Care at Home, we learn how her organization is expanding telehealth to a broader patient population under COVID-19.
COVID-19: The solutions home care, palliative care, hospice and DME are providing to demonstrate value.
Are health care systems, patients, and families prepared for tough conversations and decisions about health care preferences and medical interventions?
In its March 2020 report to the Congress, MedPAC makes payment policy recommendations for provider sectors in fee-for-service (FFS).
CMS recently announced the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport model, which provides greater flexibility to ambulance care teams to address emergency health care needs of certain Medicare beneficiaries following a 911 call.
Encompass Health, in collaboration with McKesson, saved 17% to 19% on their supply spend, increased efficiencies, and achieved greater patient satisfaction.
CMS is planning to combine and standardize eight separate Compare websites into one point of entry, offer Medicare beneficiaries a consistent look and feel.
Recent federal cases make it quite clear that marketers for home health companies and discharge planners/case managers must just say, "NO!" The "jig is up."
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommended that Congress reduce the payments for Home Health by 7% in 2021.
For the first time since the early 20th century, the home has become the common place among American’s dying of natural causes.
Post-acute ACO adds 200 new long-term care facilities, new appointments, home medical equipment acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, and more.
PREMIUM CONTENT Market readiness is the theme for this year’s outlook. The talk of transformation has traction. Too many disruptors are in the healthcare market pushing out traditional models of care. Until you see the information gathered in one document, it may seem transformation is still a while away. Our study of trends and market signals indicate otherwise.