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Can Hospitals Require Physicians to Direct Referrals?

Home care providers of all types have often expressed concerns about hospitals that put pressure on physicians, especially those they employ or with whom they contract, to make referrals within the hospital system. Hospitals often view these activities in terms of prevention of “patient leakage.” Are hospitals allowed to require physicians to direct referrals to designated providers?

Can Hospitals Require Physicians to Direct Referrals?2021-10-10T18:34:23-04:00

Why is It Important to Understand Hospital Stays By Medical Condition?

Your partners – ACOs, payers, commercial insurers, physicians, and health systems – seek ways to reduce hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations. A critical measurement of your value is to show how your organization can reduce the cost of care, decrease re-hospitalizations, and improve outcomes.

Why is It Important to Understand Hospital Stays By Medical Condition?2021-10-10T18:46:04-04:00

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 Hospitalizations2021-09-28T07:01:31-04:00

Six Real-Time Medication Reconciliation Solutions

SPECIAL REPORT Included in this publication: 1) A Checklist of Medication Reconciliation Capabilities, 2) Improving Clinical Handoffs, 3) Accurate Timely Information, 4) Driving Better Outcomes, 5) Medication Reconciliation in Action, and 6) Boosting Clinical Productivity​.

Six Real-Time Medication Reconciliation Solutions2021-09-25T11:04:42-04:00

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 Sources2021-08-31T17:25:50-04:00

Four Dynamic Areas of Growth: An Investor’s Guide to the Care Economy

September-October 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT The care economy, which totaled at least $648 billion in 2019, is positioned at the intersection of the future of work, social determinants of health, an aging population, and the sandwich generation. Get a treasure trove of untapped opportunities for innovation.

Four Dynamic Areas of Growth: An Investor’s Guide to the Care Economy2021-08-31T17:26:19-04:00

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 Discussions2021-08-31T17:26:45-04:00

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 Referrals2021-08-31T17:26:59-04:00

Closing the Patient Communication Gap With Your Referral Partners

SPECIAL REPORT Your referral partners increasingly expect robust communications to make patient transfers as seamless as possible, for both the patient and providers. Yet, when polling a group of physicians and healthcare providers on what they think about the post-acute industry, every single person used the same phrase: black hole. Simply put, once patients leave their care, they have no idea what happens to them. How can your organization not be viewed as the “black hole”? Download this complimentary special report to find out.

Closing the Patient Communication Gap With Your Referral Partners2021-08-30T18:08:25-04:00

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 Sources2021-08-30T18:08:25-04:00

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 Usage2021-08-30T18:08:25-04:00

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 Home2021-08-30T18:08:25-04:00

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 Balance2021-08-30T18:08:25-04:00

Legal Perspective on Patient Choice

What are the fraud implications when patients' rights are violated? What is the role of physicians in patients' freedom of choice? The Remington Report gets answers from Attorney Elizabeth Hogue.

Legal Perspective on Patient Choice2021-08-30T18:08:25-04:00

The Care at Home Market Shake-Up

May-June 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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-Up2021-08-31T12:27:28-04:00

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

May-June 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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?2021-08-31T12:27:33-04:00

Advance Care Planning: Pilot Studies for Care at Home Providers

May-June 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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 Providers2021-08-31T12:27:38-04:00

What Legal Parameters Establish Patient Choice?

May-June 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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?2021-08-31T12:27:44-04:00

Are CMS Payment Models Delayed … Or Gone Forever?

May-June 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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?2021-08-31T12:27:50-04:00

Market Signals Broaden Continuum-of-Care Services

March-April 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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 Services2021-08-30T18:08:26-04:00

How Community-Based Care is Being Redefined

March-April 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Under Andrew Molosky’s leadership, Chapters Health System has combined innovation and creative disruption to shift end-of-life care into a leading community-based population health organization.

How Community-Based Care is Being Redefined2021-08-30T18:08:26-04:00

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 Revenue2021-08-30T18:08:26-04:00

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 Payments2021-08-30T18:08:26-04:00

Remington’s Industry Report 2021 Leadership Perspectives

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.

Remington’s Industry Report 2021 Leadership Perspectives2021-08-30T18:08:26-04:00

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 20212021-08-30T18:08:26-04:00

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

January-February 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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?2021-08-30T18:08:27-04:00

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

January-February 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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?2021-08-30T18:08:27-04:00

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

January-February 2021 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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?2021-08-30T18:08:27-04:00

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
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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?2021-08-30T18:08:27-04:00

Physicians Expanding Care Into the Home

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 Expanding Care Into the Home2021-08-30T18:08:27-04:00

Physicians Are Expanding Care into the Home

November-December 2020 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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 Home2021-08-30T18:08:27-04:00

Payers Expanding Care at Home Models

November-December 2020 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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 Models2021-08-30T18:08:27-04:00

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

November-December 2020 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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 Beneficiaries2021-08-30T18:08:27-04:00

Expanded Access for Rural Communities and Transformation of Care

November-December 2020 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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 Care2021-08-30T18:08:28-04:00

OIG Says Providers Can Offer Services to Caregivers

November-December 2020 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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 Caregivers2021-08-30T18:08:28-04:00

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 Business2021-08-30T18:08:28-04:00

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

September-October 2020 Issue
SUBSCRIBER 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.

Home-Based Primary Care: It’s Time to Think Beyond the Clinic Walls2021-08-30T18:08:28-04:00

Telehealth: 2021 New Billing Codes for Physician Home Visits and Care Planning

September-October 2020 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT CMS has released proposed policy changes for 2021 Medicare payment rates under its annual Physician Fee Schedule. Telehealth codes allow physicians to bill for home visits and care planning. We dive into the codes and what they mean.

Telehealth: 2021 New Billing Codes for Physician Home Visits and Care Planning2021-08-30T18:08:28-04:00

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

September-October 2020 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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 Home2021-08-30T18:08:28-04:00

Stronger Strategic Partnerships: Data Exchange is a Driving Factor

September-October 2020 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT 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 Factor2021-08-30T18:08:28-04:00

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 Conditions2021-08-30T18:08:28-04:00

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 Care2021-08-30T18:08:29-04:00

Peer Case Study: Community-Based Paramedicine Model

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. 

Peer Case Study: Community-Based Paramedicine Model2021-08-30T18:08:30-04:00

Encompass Health Case Study

Encompass Health, in collaboration with McKesson, saved 17% to 19% on their supply spend, increased efficiencies, and achieved greater patient satisfaction.

Encompass Health Case Study2021-08-30T18:08:30-04:00

Post-Acute Business Industry News

Post-acute ACO adds 200 new long-term care facilities, new appointments, home medical equipment acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, and more.

Post-Acute Business Industry News2021-08-30T18:08:31-04:00

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