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Message From Lisa Remington

January/February 2024 Issue
FREE CONTENT In the January/February issue of The Remington Report, we answer two critical questions. What are the most critical areas of change in 2024? How can your organization better anticipate the future, identify opportunities, and confidently grow? Our four environmental scans will get you ready for 2024.

Message From Lisa Remington2023-12-31T17:59:04-05:00

Payments Shifting Care at Home Volume

January/February 2024 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN: Payments are shifting the site of care, accelerating the growth of care at home. The movement of ortho and cardiac payments from impatient to outpatient is related to increased volumes of care in the home. We provide forecasts and the impact to home care organizations.

Payments Shifting Care at Home Volume2023-12-31T17:59:20-05:00

Team-Based Care – A 2024 Strategy

January/February 2024 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN: Team-based and multidisciplinary teams underpin the success of value-based care models and hospitals-at-home. Cross-collaborative teams in specialty clinical programs are making their way between hospitals and home care organizations. This is the next level of clinical integration and for stakeholders to better understand home care’s value.

Team-Based Care – A 2024 Strategy2023-12-31T12:48:46-05:00

Synergistic Referral Partnerships Gain Traction

January/February 2024 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN: Referrals are more dependent on home care as partners for financial, quality, and patient experience measures. Shifting payments are changing traditional views of managing a patient’s care journey. Each segment of healthcare will contribute to a synergistic success level. No organization can do it alone.

Synergistic Referral Partnerships Gain Traction2023-12-31T12:49:22-05:00

Social Determinants: Changes Ahead in 2024​

January/February 2024 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN: Screening requirements for social determinants in 2024 are front and center for hospitals, dialysis centers, physicians, and post-acute providers. Coordination across various healthcare settings, including ambulatory, emergency department, inpatient, and home health will create a unified approach.

Social Determinants: Changes Ahead in 2024​2023-12-31T12:50:03-05:00

Managed Medicare Plans: Update on Requirements for Prior Authorization

January/February 2024 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT The issues impacting prior authorizations from managed care organizations have caused some providers to discontinue relationships with plans. Starting January 1, 2024, UnitedHealthcare is changing home health agency processes.

Managed Medicare Plans: Update on Requirements for Prior Authorization2023-12-31T12:51:10-05:00

2024 Tests Expansion of Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model

January/February 2024 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT The value-based insurance design model will be required to address health-related social needs in at least two of three health-related social needs areas: food, transportation, and housing insecurity and/or living environment, and improve care coordination. Get the changes affecting hospice and the list of 2024 participants.

2024 Tests Expansion of Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model2023-12-31T12:51:28-05:00

Patient Engagement Strategies for High-Need, High-Cost Patients

November/December 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT It has become a national priority to understand the needs of high-need, high-cost patients. In this article, we hear the voices of patients and how to prevent ED visits and readmissions.

Patient Engagement Strategies for High-Need, High-Cost Patients2023-12-31T11:22:35-05:00

Preventing Violence in Home Care: Action Items

November/December 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT According to a recent analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data, home healthcare is one of the most dangerous places to work in healthcare. Homecare field staff members who provide services on behalf of private duty agencies, hospices, Medicare-certified home health agencies, and home medical equipment companies are extremely vulnerable.

Preventing Violence in Home Care: Action Items2023-12-31T11:22:50-05:00

Patient Engagement Coaching: A Strategy for Patients Living with Chronic Conditions

November/December 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Coaching interventions have been widely touted as a potential way to prevent chronic illness and to help patients better self-manage their chronic illnesses. Coaching draws from a range of strategies to tailor its response to the dynamic situation of patients and their families.

Patient Engagement Coaching: A Strategy for Patients Living with Chronic Conditions2023-12-31T11:23:15-05:00

Certificate-of-Need Ties Back to Health Equity Assessments

November/December 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT New York State’s new requirement for certain certificate-of-need applications includes a health equity impact assessment. New York is now the first state to implement a required equity assessment in its health facility planning and approval process that went into effect June 22.

Certificate-of-Need Ties Back to Health Equity Assessments2023-12-31T11:23:21-05:00

5 Ways High-Functioning Team-Based Care Reduces Clinician Burnout

Fostering effective team-based care improves both the patient’s and the team’s experience of care delivery. In this article, we discuss the two different approaches to team-based care, the five core principles, and how to reduce clinician burnout.

5 Ways High-Functioning Team-Based Care Reduces Clinician Burnout2023-09-19T11:42:32-04:00

This ACO Model is Testing the Future of Home Care and Waivers

Care Continuum: Reports just published prove ACOs are saving Medicare money! The next generation ACO is expanding and testing home care through six new benefits including waivers, expanding the role of the nurse practitioner and piloting a value-based payment. This went into motion July 1. We explain in detail how this impacts home care.

This ACO Model is Testing the Future of Home Care and Waivers2023-09-03T20:38:35-04:00

Discharge Planning: CMS Concerns About Missing Information Provided to Post-Acute Providers at Discharge

September/October 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT On June 6, 2023, CMS issued a that when a patient is discharged from a hospital, it is important to provide post-acute providers and caregivers as applicable with the appropriate patient information related to a patient’s treatment and condition to decrease the risk of readmission or an adverse event.

Discharge Planning: CMS Concerns About Missing Information Provided to Post-Acute Providers at Discharge2023-10-27T16:13:14-04:00

Future Bundled Payment Programs to Improve Care Transitions and Collaboration Across Patients’ Care Journey

September/October 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT CMS is asking for feedback to create a future episode-based payment model seeking feedback regarding a potential new episode-based payment model that would be designed with a goal to improve beneficiary care and lower Medicare expenditures by reducing fragmentation and increasing care coordination across health care settings.

Future Bundled Payment Programs to Improve Care Transitions and Collaboration Across Patients’ Care Journey2023-10-27T16:13:23-04:00

Judge Orders State to Provide Private Duty Nursing Care

September/October 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT A Judge issued an opinion and order, in which he said that the State of Florida must provide services, including private duty nursing care, to medically fragile children who are living in nursing homes or threatened with institutionalization so that they can live at home.

Judge Orders State to Provide Private Duty Nursing Care2023-10-27T16:13:42-04:00

CMS Proposes Payment to Physicians to Train Caregivers

September/October 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT For CY 2024, CMS proposes paying physicians for Caregiving Training Services (CTS) when the treating practitioner identifies a need to involve and train one or more caregivers to assist the patient in carrying out a patient-centered treatment plan.

CMS Proposes Payment to Physicians to Train Caregivers2023-10-27T16:13:49-04:00

Legal: Recent Study Links Hospital Readmissions to Discharge Planning Process

September/October 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT The study is based on eight focus groups that included nurses, physicians, discharge planning staff, and patients. It identified areas of possible change to the discharge planning process to reduce instances of unplanned hospital readmissions.

Legal: Recent Study Links Hospital Readmissions to Discharge Planning Process2023-10-27T16:13:55-04:00

CMS Proposes to Pay Doctors for Social Determinants and Illness Navigation Services

September/October 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT CMS is proposing to pay separately for Community Health Integration, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Risk Assessment, and Principal Illness Navigation services to account for resources when clinicians involve community health workers, care navigators, and peer support specialists in furnishing medically necessary care.

CMS Proposes to Pay Doctors for Social Determinants and Illness Navigation Services2023-10-27T16:14:02-04:00

CMS’s Making Care Primary Model Advances Primary Care into Value-Based Care

July/August 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT A new CMS model for primary care is testing value-based payments, chronic care management, and management of social determinants. If successful, the model Making Care Primary can scale both large and small physician practices into value-based care and comprehensive care management.

CMS’s Making Care Primary Model Advances Primary Care into Value-Based Care2023-08-29T11:24:10-04:00

Supreme Court Rules on Knowledge Required to Prove False Claims

July/August 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT A ruling from the Supreme Court may make it more difficult for enforcers to prove liability under the False Claims Act and more manageable for providers to defend themselves against claims of violations.

Supreme Court Rules on Knowledge Required to Prove False Claims2023-08-29T11:24:17-04:00

Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Participants Have Outpaced Workforce Expansion Since 2013

July/August 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT The HCBS workforce is not growing fast enough to serve residents relying on long-term services and support. New investments in this workforce are essential to sustain access to HCBS for current and future generations.

Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Participants Have Outpaced Workforce Expansion Since 20132023-08-29T11:24:25-04:00

Get to Know the New Providers in Care-at-Home Delivery

May/June 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Disruptors or non-traditional providers are quickly accelerating their footprint into the care-at-home market. These providers are addressing the pain points and healthcare gaps that traditional-for-service providers have failed to correct for many years.

Get to Know the New Providers in Care-at-Home Delivery2023-07-02T10:44:49-04:00

Potential Changes to the Home-Based Care Industry

May/June 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT The Expanding Care in the Home Act: By moving an array of services for Medicare beneficiaries from hospital to home, lawmakers hope they can save money while allowing older Americans to receive care in their homes. Get an understanding of a new proposed bill.

Potential Changes to the Home-Based Care Industry2023-07-02T10:45:30-04:00

16 Key ACO Trends to Know in 2023

March/April 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT The importance of key ACO trends is to better understand the plan to decrease fee-for-service and increase value-based payments. Growth through three initiatives will be the foundation to reach CMS’s goal of 100% of Medicare into an accountable care program.

16 Key ACO Trends to Know in 20232023-05-21T12:08:04-04:00

Legal: Preferred-Provider Arrangements Between Home Health, Hospice and Private Duty Agencies, and Assisted Living Facilities and Retirement Communities

March/April 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Preferred-provider agreements are an important strategy for increasing referral relationships. This article provides a greater understanding of the legal aspects.

Legal: Preferred-Provider Arrangements Between Home Health, Hospice and Private Duty Agencies, and Assisted Living Facilities and Retirement Communities2023-06-19T08:34:57-04:00

HIPAA Violations to Avoid

March/April 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Compliance with HIPAA can be complex. Examples of violations, or “HIPAA stories,” may make requirements more understandable. We share some of those stories.

HIPAA Violations to Avoid2023-05-21T12:08:49-04:00

Legal: HIPAA Violations To Avoid

Compliance with HIPAA can be complex. Examples of violations, or “HIPAA stories,” may make requirements more understandable. Here are some of those stories.

Legal: HIPAA Violations To Avoid2023-04-12T16:03:47-04:00

5 Changes to Social Determinants of Health Quality Measures Across the Continuum 2023

January/February 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT New social determinants of health (SDOH) quality measures will be required by hospitals, health plans, and multi-payer federal and state programs. We provide details on how each healthcare sector will be incorporating SDOH quality measures.

5 Changes to Social Determinants of Health Quality Measures Across the Continuum 20232023-04-12T16:03:48-04:00

2023 CMS Adding Physician Relationships to Home Care Providers on Medicare’s Care Compare Website

January/February 2023 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Medicare’s Care Compare website is adding physician and clinician affiliations to home-based care organizations. The new information is meant to provide additional information to support patients and caregivers as they make healthcare decisions.

2023 CMS Adding Physician Relationships to Home Care Providers on Medicare’s Care Compare Website2023-04-12T16:03:48-04:00

Do You Know Which Principal Diagnosis Has the Highest Rate of 30-Day Readmissions?

As a home-based care provider, all referral partners have the same goal – how to reduce readmissions and the cost. It’s important to continue to hone in on data that can help your organization better understand your role in preventing readmissions and reducing the cost of care.

Do You Know Which Principal Diagnosis Has the Highest Rate of 30-Day Readmissions?2023-04-12T16:03:49-04:00

Clinical Service Lines that Reduce the Cost of the Top 5 Medical Conditions

New information will help your organization better align clinical services to reduce the cost of the highest medical conditions and their expenditures. The data can be used in conversations with various payer sources to align your organization’s services to reduce the cost of care and readmissions.

Clinical Service Lines that Reduce the Cost of the Top 5 Medical Conditions2023-10-25T14:25:02-04:00

Which Types of ACOs Use Home Visits the Most and Why?

November-December 2022 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Home-based organizations eager to have partnerships with ACOs will learn in our discussion why certain ACOs engage in greater home visits and care transitions to manage complex patients. No two ACOs are alike. Get insights into the characteristics of ACOs and their decision points. We follow up with three key leadership discussion questions.

Which Types of ACOs Use Home Visits the Most and Why?2023-04-12T16:03:51-04:00

Care Transitions Intervention Model to Manage Social Determinants of Health

November-December 2022 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT The focus on social determinants of health is a hot topic in healthcare. Multidisciplinary teams and a care transition model in the case study resulted in reduced readmissions and improved outcomes. The model is scalable and a win-win for healthcare and the patient.

Care Transitions Intervention Model to Manage Social Determinants of Health2023-04-12T16:03:51-04:00

Pre-Hospice Home-Based Transition Program

November-December 2022 Issue
SUBSCRIBER 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.

Pre-Hospice Home-Based Transition Program2023-04-12T16:03:51-04:00

Improving Real-Time Communications with Care Teams and Patients

November-December 2022 Issue
FREE CONTENT In our extensive resource of special reports, you’ll find actionable solutions to improving care transitions, real-time communications with team members, and what patients want for better communications. These complimentary resources offer solutions to workforce shortages, clinician burnout, and advancing solutions in home-based care.

Improving Real-Time Communications with Care Teams and Patients2023-04-12T16:03:52-04:00

Workforce: How Will Medicare Fee-For-Service Trends Change the Way You Think About Future Staffing Needs?

September/October 2022 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT With all the evolving changes occurring in healthcare, you may have missed CMS’s initiatives aligning value-based arrangements across traditional Medicare programs. We discuss the eight trends to help your organization think about the impact on your labor force and referral partners.

Workforce: How Will Medicare Fee-For-Service Trends Change the Way You Think About Future Staffing Needs?2023-04-12T16:03:54-04:00

11 Strategic Actions to Improve Care Team Productivity

September/October 2022 Issue
SPECIAL REPORT In this special report, we provide 11 strategic actions to improve your care team's productivity both internally and externally. Get insights into advancing clinical communications with your referral partners, ways your care team always has real-time patient status, and how to improve the referral process. Don't miss the eight additional resources to dig even deeper into this topic.

11 Strategic Actions to Improve Care Team Productivity2023-04-12T16:03:54-04:00

Analysis: Seniors Usage of Technology and Telehealth Growing

September/October 2022 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT The gap between the younger generation and the senior population is narrowing when it comes to smart phones, tablets, internet users, YouTube, and telehealth. A recent study provides valuable insight for healthcare providers adopting technology in the home.

Analysis: Seniors Usage of Technology and Telehealth Growing2023-04-12T16:03:55-04:00

Staffing Strategies: Efficient Ways to Leverage Scheduling for Improved Staffing Utilization and Increased Continuity of Care

September/October 2022 Issue
SPECIAL REPORT What are the four questions leadership should explore to optimize scheduling with continuity of care and staff utilization? In this special report, we answer these four questions and give you solutions to help provide better care to more patients, while making the most of your staff’s time. This effort starts with their scheduling process.

Staffing Strategies: Efficient Ways to Leverage Scheduling for Improved Staffing Utilization and Increased Continuity of Care2023-04-12T16:03:56-04:00

Trend #1: Payers Are Accelerating Into the Home-Based Care Market

July/August 2022 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT How should your organization be responding to payers expanding their position in home-based care? What key trends support this advancement? What are key strategies to partner and align with payers? In this article, we cover the key market changes, the disruption, and growth opportunities for home-based care organizations.

Trend #1: Payers Are Accelerating Into the Home-Based Care Market2023-04-12T16:03:57-04:00

Trend #2: Payers Expanding Home-Based Care Models Nationally

July/August 2022 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Payers are deepening their care delivery models focused on the home. In the past, we may have thought of payers in traditional roles as a medical-cost manager. Today, they are acquiring home-based care organizations to control readmissions, cost, and outcomes.

Trend #2: Payers Expanding Home-Based Care Models Nationally2023-04-12T16:03:58-04:00

Trend #3: Highest Chronic Care Conditions in Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, And Special Needs Plans

July/August 2022 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Different payers such as Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Special Needs Plans are focusing on the highest chronic care conditions to reduce the cost of care. In this article, is the data by payer and a discussion about how organizations can support a better aligned financial and quality partnerships.

Trend #3: Highest Chronic Care Conditions in Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, And Special Needs Plans2023-04-12T16:03:58-04:00

Trend #4: Growth in Medicare Advantage Plans 2022 Signals Future in Managed Care Contracting

July/August 2022 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Medicare Advantage enrollment is growing at a fast pace. The number of plans is expanding geographically, and payers will continue to invest in the Medicare Advantage market. In this article, we dig deep into the growth of Medicare Advantage by enrollment, states, and the future. The market signal is strong to put Medicare Advantage contracting as a high priority.

Trend #4: Growth in Medicare Advantage Plans 2022 Signals Future in Managed Care Contracting2023-04-12T16:03:58-04:00

Trend #5: Payer and Home-Based Provider Partnering to Reduce the Cost of Care

July/August 2022 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Important to all payers is the value your organization brings to reducing the cost of care. Available data can gear-up your partnership value quickly. In this article, we sliced and diced data to provide an overall macro/micro picture of how to reduce the cost of care.

Trend #5: Payer and Home-Based Provider Partnering to Reduce the Cost of Care2023-04-12T16:03:58-04:00

Strategic Priority: Facts Driving Why Family Caregivers Choose One Care-at-Home Organization Over the Other

July/August 2022 Issue
SPECIAL REPORT/FREE CONTENT What do family caregivers identify as important areas for choosing care-at-home provider? What area did family caregivers identify for improvement? How are your organization’s surveys being affected? What strategies made the top of the list? What are the five ways to achieve family caregiver communication success? In this special report, we give you seven family caregiver expectations to increase your competitive advantage.

Strategic Priority: Facts Driving Why Family Caregivers Choose One Care-at-Home Organization Over the Other2023-04-19T13:35:39-04:00

Legal: Non-Compete Agreement Trends

Although the trend is certainly against non-compete agreements or restrictive covenants in the health care industry, some state courts have affirmed their use.

Legal: Non-Compete Agreement Trends2023-04-12T16:04:03-04:00

Is Socioeconomics a Main Influencer of Readmissions?

March/April 2022 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Researchers examined the common reasons why some hospitals have more readmissions treating a disproportionate share of patients with low incomes, poor health and other negative circumstances.

Is Socioeconomics a Main Influencer of Readmissions?2023-04-12T16:04:04-04:00

Discharge Planning Patterns: Care Transitions and Readmissions

March/April 2022 Issue
FREE CONTENT A recent study examined the patterns of Medicare beneficiaries post-acute care transitions among assisted living residents and their outcomes in the first 30 and 60 days after hospital discharge.

Discharge Planning Patterns: Care Transitions and Readmissions2023-04-12T16:04:06-04:00

Complaints About Referrals Must Be Based on Facts

The owner of a supplier of home medical equipment (HME) complained that her company did not receive referrals from TidalHealth Nanticoke Hospital. The Court dismissed the owner’s lawsuit because she could not prove her claims. This case illustrates why providers who complain about practices of referral sources must have facts to support their claims. 

Complaints About Referrals Must Be Based on Facts2023-04-12T16:04:08-04:00

The Latest on Recoupment of Overpayments

In a November 2021 decision, the U,S, Court of Appeals said that CMS can recoup overpayments from providers even though its appeals are still pending before Administrative Law Judges.

The Latest on Recoupment of Overpayments2023-04-12T16:04:08-04:00

Legal: What Can Providers Give to Patients?

Providers, including marketers, are tempted to give patients free items and services. But be careful! These activities may violate laws prohibiting providers that participate in state and federal health programs from giving free items and services to patients.

Legal: What Can Providers Give to Patients?2023-04-12T16:04:09-04:00

Can Hospitals Require Physicians to Direct Referrals?

November-December 2021 Issue
FREE CONTENT Effective on January 19, 2021, new regulations related to the Stark laws expanded and underscored the ability of hospitals to require physicians to send referrals to particular providers. These new regulations also make it clear that providers can monitor and enforce requirements to direct referrals to designated providers.

Can Hospitals Require Physicians to Direct Referrals?2023-04-12T16:04:11-04:00

The Obesity Crisis and Chronic Illness Attributed to 64% of Hospitalizations

The 18th annual report by Trust for America’s Health on the obesity crisis in the United States has been released. This year, special features highlight the interaction of the COVID-19 pandemic with social, economic, and environmental conditions that impact hospitalizations, social determinants of health (SDOH), and outcomes.

The Obesity Crisis and Chronic Illness Attributed to 64% of Hospitalizations2023-04-12T16:04:12-04:00

Six Smart Ways to Stay in Communication with Your Referral Sources

September/October 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Your referral partners increasingly expect robust communications to make patient transfers as seamless as possible, for both the patient and providers. They will have to make a choice. Ultimately, they will look for relationships with organizations that are easy to work with and that can deliver proven quality care. We provide insights and strategies from high-performing organizations.

Six Smart Ways to Stay in Communication with Your Referral Sources2023-04-12T16:04:13-04:00

Three Missed Opportunities for End-of-Life Discussions

September/October 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Recent research discusses the missed opportunities for discussions about end-of-life, including advance care planning, palliative care, discontinuation of disease-directed treatment, hospice care, and after-death wishes, with outpatients with advanced cancer.

Three Missed Opportunities for End-of-Life Discussions2023-04-12T16:04:14-04:00

Six Ways to Identify, Increase, and Manage Referrals

September/October 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT In this new normal, it’s important to understand how your referral sources work, what they are sending to you versus the competition, how to deepen relationships with these sources, and what differentiates you as a provider in the marketplace.

Six Ways to Identify, Increase, and Manage Referrals2023-04-12T16:04:14-04:00

Seamless Care Transitions: Six Smart Ways to Stay in Communication with Your Referral Sources

SPECIAL REPORT Your referral partners increasingly expect robust communications to make patient transfers as seamless as possible, for both the patient and providers, which means you need strategies to create seamless transitions. Learn what leading home health and hospice agencies are doing in this free special report.

Seamless Care Transitions: Six Smart Ways to Stay in Communication with Your Referral Sources2023-04-12T16:04:14-04:00

Five Payer Strategies Ramping-up Home Care Usage

July/August 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Payers are targeting their member populations that will benefit the most from at-home care. The center of their home health offerings is focused on high-cost patients, palliative care, diabetes, home care visits, telehealth, and at-home testing.

Five Payer Strategies Ramping-up Home Care Usage2023-04-12T16:04:15-04:00

Administering Specialty Drugs at Home

July/August 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT A recent study found receiving certain forms of care at home instead of in the hospital can lower healthcare spending. Administering specialty drugs at home or in a provider’s office lowered healthcare spending by $4 billion.

Administering Specialty Drugs at Home2023-04-12T16:04:15-04:00

Six Ways To Recharge Clinical Engagement and Work/Life Balance

July/August 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Strategies and actions to improve clinician experiences. Work/life balance is something nurses are constantly trying to achieve, and many nurses are falling short of that goal. What solutions are your peers using to combat burnout, achieve better nurse work/life balance, and improve patient care?

Six Ways To Recharge Clinical Engagement and Work/Life Balance2023-04-12T16:04:15-04:00

The Care at Home Market Shake-Up

May/June 2021 Issue
Payers, health systems, Private Equity firms, and SPAC’s acquisition of care at home companies are quickly changing market dynamics, and signaling change is ahead. This is a must-read to understand trends and insights reshaping the future.

The Care at Home Market Shake-Up2023-04-12T16:04:17-04:00

The Four Frustrations Your Referrals are Voicing. Is Your Organization Losing Referrals?

May/June 2021 Issue
Your referral sources are the lifeblood of your organization. Ultimately, they will look for relationships with organizations that are easy to work with and that can deliver proven quality care. A new research report reveals the four frustrations felt by your referral sources. A roundtable of your peers' weigh-in with solutions.

The Four Frustrations Your Referrals are Voicing. Is Your Organization Losing Referrals?2023-04-12T16:04:18-04:00

Advance Care Planning: Pilot Studies for Care at Home Providers

May/June 2021 Issue
The National Institute of Health advance care planning studies are focusing on the effectiveness of telehealth for patients receiving home-based palliative care and leveraging in home support services to engage patients in advance care planning. Learn more about the pilot studies supporting this research.

Advance Care Planning: Pilot Studies for Care at Home Providers2023-04-12T16:04:18-04:00

What Legal Parameters Establish Patient Choice?

May/June 2021 Issue
The right of patients to choose providers has generated considerable conflict within the provider community. In this article, learn the four key legal sources supporting patient choice and actions your organizations and patients can take to have them enforced.

What Legal Parameters Establish Patient Choice?2023-04-12T16:04:18-04:00

Are CMS Payment Models Delayed … Or Gone Forever?

May/June 2021 Issue
A review of payment models under CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is quietly under review to decide if they will be implemented. Many of these models were popular with care at home providers. We provide insight into each of these payment models.

Are CMS Payment Models Delayed … Or Gone Forever?2023-04-12T16:04:18-04:00

Market Signals Broaden Continuum-of-Care Services

March/April 2021 Issue
Expanding continuum of care services is an important strategy for future market positioning. We explore how providers, payers, and physicians are broadening services to expand partnership referrals, create innovation, and ensure sustainability.

Market Signals Broaden Continuum-of-Care Services2023-04-12T16:04:19-04:00

Does Your Organization Have the Right Clinical Service Lines to Reduce the Cost of the Top Five Medical Conditions and Expenditures?

March/April 2021 Issue
New information will help your organization better align clinical services to reduce the cost of the highest medical conditions and their expenditures. The data can be used in conversations with various payer sources to align your organization’s services to reduce the cost of care and readmissions.

Does Your Organization Have the Right Clinical Service Lines to Reduce the Cost of the Top Five Medical Conditions and Expenditures?2023-04-12T16:04:20-04:00

How to Accelerate Business Growth and Technology Innovation for Home Health, Hospice, Palliative Care, and Private Duty Providers

March/April 2021 Issue
National leaders discuss how to lean into new approaches to accelerate growth, improve performance, and address technologies that create faster reimbursement, better work-life balance for clinicians, and optimal patient outcomes.

How to Accelerate Business Growth and Technology Innovation for Home Health, Hospice, Palliative Care, and Private Duty Providers2023-04-12T16:04:20-04:00

4 Strategies to Dramatically Improve Productivity, Volume, and Revenue

SPECIAL REPORT National leaders discuss how to lean into new approaches to accelerate business growth, improve performance, and address technologies that create faster reimbursement, better work-life balance for clinicians, and optimal patient outcomes. They share how their organizations address four key questions.

4 Strategies to Dramatically Improve Productivity, Volume, and Revenue2023-04-12T16:04:21-04:00

OIG’s Audit: Home Health Telehealth Payments

On a temporary basis, CMS issued blanket Section 1135 to healthcare professionals in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). But now the OIG wants to be sure the rules are being followed. This Remington Report special report dives into the subject of home health telehealth payments.

OIG’s Audit: Home Health Telehealth Payments2023-04-12T16:04:21-04:00

7 Models That Will Accelerate Value Based Payments in 2021

This year, several value-based payment models will begin the shift from fee for service to value-based. Earmark this as the transformation of payment reform for care-at-home providers and how they will be paid in the future. This white paper explains the seven value-based models impacting care-at-home providers.

7 Models That Will Accelerate Value Based Payments in 20212023-04-12T16:04:22-04:00

Should Your Organization Be Preparing for Greater Value-Based Payments?

January/February 2021 Issue
Beginning in 2021, several value-based payment models will begin the shift from fee-for-service to value-based. Earmark this as the transformation of payment reform for care at home providers and how they will be paid in the future.

Should Your Organization Be Preparing for Greater Value-Based Payments?2023-04-12T16:04:22-04:00

How is Your Organization Prepared to Participate in New Non-Traditional Care-at-Home Models?

January/February 2021 Issue
New choices to receive care at home centers on patients receiving acute level care in the home. Non-traditional care at home models is expanding into a new era. The twist to non-traditional programs is to keep care at home leadership’s eyes wide open about the impact to their organizations. Waivers are changing rules, policies have changed, and the role of who can care for patients in the home is transforming models.

How is Your Organization Prepared to Participate in New Non-Traditional Care-at-Home Models?2023-04-12T16:04:22-04:00

How is Technology Expanding Care at Home and How Does it Effect Your Organization’s Future?

January/February 2021 Issue
The invisible technology boundaries expand the rules of who can offer care in the home, how they will be paid, and it creates a less restrictive policy environment to deliver care at home. The opportunity to reshape care delivery and create a more efficient and cost-effective healthcare system is achievable because of the acceleration and adoption of technology.

How is Technology Expanding Care at Home and How Does it Effect Your Organization’s Future?2023-04-12T16:04:22-04:00

How is Your Organization Rethinking Strategic Positioning to Offer Continuum-of-Care Services from Pre- And Post-Discharge to End-of-Life?

January/February 2021 Issue
The question for leadership is how do you want to position your organization? As an integrator? Or as an aggregator? For care at home providers, the goal is to create a post-acute continuum model as patients transition from one care setting to another whether that be in-home personal care services, skilled home health, palliative care, or hospice.

How is Your Organization Rethinking Strategic Positioning to Offer Continuum-of-Care Services from Pre- And Post-Discharge to End-of-Life?2023-04-12T16:04:23-04:00

2021 Regional Outcomes for Medicare Require Full Financial Risk

January/February 2021 Issue
Geographic direct-contracting model (GEO) is the latest CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) model which allows Direct Contracting Entities to accept full financial risk for all traditional Medicare enrollees in their region. Three options enhance Medicare benefits and provide waivers for care in the home.

2021 Regional Outcomes for Medicare Require Full Financial Risk2023-04-12T16:04:23-04:00

2021 Healthcare Outcomes Go Statewide and Regional

January/February 2021 Issue
A growing number of initiatives are expanding to address social determinants of health. Payers, health systems, community-based organizations, and government entities are partnering together to create statewide efforts to improve community health and social care.

2021 Healthcare Outcomes Go Statewide and Regional2023-04-12T16:04:23-04:00

DATA POINT: Why Does Primary Care Spending Matter?

January/February 2021 Issue
Why should we be concerned that primary care spending appears to be declining? A growing body of evidence measuring health system performance and population health outcomes finds that greater primary care is associated with better value: enhanced population health outcomes, greater equity, and more efficient use of healthcare resources.

DATA POINT: Why Does Primary Care Spending Matter?2023-04-12T16:04:23-04:00

2021 Payer Opportunities Collection

Your organization has new opportunities to grow and expand payer partnerships. A one-size-fits-all approach no longer exists, which is why we have bundled four articles from the Nov-Dec 2020 issue of The Remington Report into this complimentary compendium. Read about how to expand internal and external education, leverage critical investments in your workforce, and enhance actionable data needed by payers.

2021 Payer Opportunities Collection2023-04-12T16:04:23-04:00

COVID-19 Readmissions

In this free industry report, The Remington Report provides key data analysis to help your organization mitigate COVID-19 readmissions, along with five action steps for your organizations to explore.

COVID-19 Readmissions2023-04-12T16:04:24-04:00

Physicians are Expanding Care Into the Home

November-December 2020 Issue
Home-based medical care models are shaking-up the $260 billion primary care market. Three physician models, new reimbursement models, telehealth, and chronic care management are key drivers.

Physicians are Expanding Care Into the Home2023-04-12T16:04:24-04:00

Payers Expanding Care at Home Models

November-December 2020 Issue
Building home care capacity will give plans more flexibility to meet patients on their own terms and could improve outcomes. Learn what is changing models of care in the home.

Payers Expanding Care at Home Models2023-04-12T16:04:24-04:00

New Care Models Allow Payers to Take on Risk for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries

November-December 2020 Issue
CMS' innovation center (CMMI) is about to roll out a new model allowing insurance plans to take on financial risk for patients enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. How will this affect payers? What other new models can you expect in the future?

New Care Models Allow Payers to Take on Risk for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries2023-04-12T16:04:25-04:00

Expanded Access for Rural Communities and Transformation of Care

November-December 2020 Issue
The Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model expands telehealth services, links residents to non-local healthcare providers, and provides more than $8.7 million in grant funding. What are the new opportunities for your organization?

Expanded Access for Rural Communities and Transformation of Care2023-04-12T16:04:25-04:00

OIG Says Providers Can Offer Services to Caregivers

November-December 2020 Issue
In Advisory Opinion No. 18-05; issued on June 18, 2018; the OIG addressed the circumstances under which providers can establish “caregiver centers” that provide or arrange for free or reduced-cost support services to caregivers in local communities.

OIG Says Providers Can Offer Services to Caregivers2023-04-12T16:04:26-04:00

6 Ways Care in the Home is Changing Your Business

In this free industry report, The Remington Report shares six ways care in the home is changing the future of healthcare. Leaders will need to address these strategically if they intend to realize continued growth in a significantly changing marketplace.

6 Ways Care in the Home is Changing Your Business2023-04-12T16:04:26-04:00

Home-Based Primary Care: It’s Time to Think Beyond the Clinic Walls

September/October 2020 Issue
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.

Home-Based Primary Care: It’s Time to Think Beyond the Clinic Walls2023-04-12T16:04:27-04:00

The Vulnerabilities of COVID-19 Expand Insurers Capabilities In the Home

September/October 2020 Issue
Insurers' strategies to provide greater services in the home are moving rapidly. Changing models have insurers partnering-up with primary care physicians, telehealth, and pharmacies to deliver care in the home. We provide insights to insurers' reactions post COVID-19 and beyond.

The Vulnerabilities of COVID-19 Expand Insurers Capabilities In the Home2023-04-12T16:04:27-04:00

Stronger Strategic Partnerships: Data Exchange is a Driving Factor

September/October 2020 Issue
Payers are interested in talking about the data. In particular, they are interested in understanding how home care providers are able to reduce their penalties and increase their rewards in a value-based payment system. Learn how one organization is advancing conversations.

Stronger Strategic Partnerships: Data Exchange is a Driving Factor2023-04-12T16:04:28-04:00

Marketing Hospice Service to ALF: Preferred-Provider Agreements

September/October 2020 Issue
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.

Marketing Hospice Service to ALF: Preferred-Provider Agreements2023-04-12T16:04:28-04:00

Strategy Insight: How To Align Financial and Clinical Incentives with Payers and the Most Costliest Medical Conditions

In this article, we take a look at data reflecting the costliest medical conditions by payers. This becomes an important strategy as payers begin to move more value-based care contracting into the home care space and look to treating higher acuity patients in the home.

Strategy Insight: How To Align Financial and Clinical Incentives with Payers and the Most Costliest Medical Conditions2023-04-12T16:04:28-04:00

Legal: Managing the Risks of Wound Care

Wound care is a risky business these days. Providers who render wound care services are at risk for many things, including liability for negligent wound care, violation of fraud and abuse prohibitions based on substandard wound care, and liability for abandonment when wound care services are discontinued.

Legal: Managing the Risks of Wound Care2023-04-12T16:04:28-04:00

Industry Business News

CMS has made three new appointments to their quality division, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York has settled its lawsuit, and Orlando Health and LHC Group has inked a partnership. The latest executive moves in healthcare, along with other industry business news, can be found here.

Industry Business News2023-04-12T16:04:29-04:00

Telehealth’s Outlook Beyond COVID-19

July/August 2020 Issue
Telehealth is healthcare’s hottest topic. How should providers support and drive growth? What new opportunities will improve outcomes? How will telehealth reshape care delivery?

Telehealth’s Outlook Beyond COVID-192023-04-12T16:04:29-04:00

COVID-19 Case Study: Intermountain Healthcare’s Hospital-Level Care In Patients’ Homes

July/August 2020 Issue
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.

COVID-19 Case Study: Intermountain Healthcare’s Hospital-Level Care In Patients’ Homes2023-04-12T16:04:30-04:00

COVID-19 Medicare Emergency Waivers For Discharge Planning And Home Care Providers

July/August 2020 Issue
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.

COVID-19 Medicare Emergency Waivers For Discharge Planning And Home Care Providers2023-04-12T16:04:30-04:00

CommonSpirit Health at Home Reinvents Virtual Telehealth Monitoring

July/August 2020 Issue
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.

CommonSpirit Health at Home Reinvents Virtual Telehealth Monitoring2023-04-12T16:04:31-04:00

COVID-19: Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA)

July/August 2020 Issue
The reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA) was perfect timing when COVID-19 reared its ugly head. Last March, President Trump signed a bipartisan reauthorization of a landmark law that provides more money for programs that help millions of older Americans age in their homes and communities through services including Meals on Wheels, family caregiver support, and transportation.

COVID-19: Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA)2023-04-12T16:04:31-04:00

Payers: 2020 Supplemental Benefits for Chronic Conditions Doubled

In 2020, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans have doubled the number of condition-specific supplemental benefits from approximately 820 to 1,850. However, the new Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill (SBBCI) for 2020 didn’t fare as well.

Payers: 2020 Supplemental Benefits for Chronic Conditions Doubled2023-04-12T16:04:31-04:00