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Workforce Analysis: What are the Key Factors That Would Motivate Nurses to Stay in the Profession?

September-October 2022 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT The crisis level of the nursing shortage has no easy fix. A national survey provides insights into what are the most important benefits for nurses, how salaries compare nationwide, and what are the most crucial factors for job satisfaction.

Workforce Analysis: What are the Key Factors That Would Motivate Nurses to Stay in the Profession?2022-09-29T10:19:42-04:00

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?2022-08-29T09:40:23-04:00

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 Productivity2022-08-28T13:42:44-04:00

Workforce: How is the Role of Nurse Practitioners Changing?

September-October 2022 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT The role of the nurse practitioner continues to grow with more than 355,000 NPs nationwide and growth projections of 45% by 2030. We provide important state-by-state analysis and annual salaries.

Workforce: How is the Role of Nurse Practitioners Changing?2022-08-29T09:27:08-04:00

4 Care Transition Challenges and How to Solve Them

September-October 2022 Issue
SPECIAL REPORT/FREE CONTENT In this special report, learn about the challenges and solutions to effective care transitions, competitive tools, and shared peer actions.

4 Care Transition Challenges and How to Solve Them2022-08-28T13:43:02-04:00

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 Growing2022-08-29T09:28:28-04:00

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 Care2022-08-29T09:24:19-04:00

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 Market2022-08-28T13:38:47-04:00

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 Nationally2022-08-28T13:38:55-04:00

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 Plans2022-08-28T13:39:05-04:00

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 Contracting2022-08-28T13:39:13-04:00

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 Care2022-08-28T13:39:20-04:00

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 Other2022-08-28T13:39:28-04:00

CEO Perspective: How Shifts in Culture and Leadership are Achieving Better Clinician Work-Life Balance

July-August 2022 Issue
SPECIAL REPORT/FREE CONTENT In this special report, we give you four creative clinician-focused solutions to achieve better clinician work-life balance: 1) cultivating a strong culture to improve retention and recruitment, 2) empowering team-based technology buy-in, 3) differentiation strategies to achieve work-life balance, and 4) adopting tools that make clinicians a priority.

CEO Perspective: How Shifts in Culture and Leadership are Achieving Better Clinician Work-Life Balance2022-08-28T13:39:35-04:00

Post-Acute Transfer to a Home with Home Health Services

May-June 2022 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Medicare’s IPPS post-acute care transfer policy requires hospitals to apply the correct discharge status code to claims where patients receive home health services within three days of discharge.

Post-Acute Transfer to a Home with Home Health Services2022-06-28T13:10:10-04:00

Does Hospice Save Money Across All Payers?

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association of 5,464 beneficiaries reveals that total health expenditures were lower for those who used hospice.

Does Hospice Save Money Across All Payers?2022-04-24T12:24:53-04:00

5 Things to Know About Hospice Benefits 2022

January-February 2022 Issue
SUBSCRIBER CONTENT CMS is testing a broad array of complementary MA health plan innovations designed to reduce Medicare program expenditures, enhance the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries

5 Things to Know About Hospice Benefits 20222021-12-22T16:17:25-05:00

The Expansion and Shift Into Community-Based Care

January-February 2022 Issue
FREE SPECIAL REPORT Seven trends supporting growth and the future, including the expansion of community-based care and expanded clinical care models to attract referrals.

The Expansion and Shift Into Community-Based Care2021-12-21T15:32:09-05:00

Closing the Patient Communication Gap With Your Referral Partners

SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Across the board, we see from referral sources and other care providers alike that they really feel as if they’re part of the care team now instead of the end of the line where a patient goes when they get out of the hospital. Your peers share their thoughts and solutions.

Closing the Patient Communication Gap With Your Referral Partners2022-03-20T09:02:55-04:00

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 Sources2021-12-21T10:21:45-05:00

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 Discussions2021-12-21T10:21:45-05:00

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 Referrals2021-12-21T10:21:45-05:00

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 Sources2021-10-23T11:24:01-04:00

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 Home2022-08-21T11:31:25-04:00

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 Balance2022-08-21T11:31:30-04:00

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 Providers2022-08-21T11:31:54-04:00

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?2022-08-21T11:31:57-04:00

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?2022-08-21T11:32:01-04:00

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 Services2022-08-21T11:32:08-04:00

How Community-Based Care is Being Redefined

March-April 2021 Issue
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 Redefined2022-08-21T11:32:15-04:00

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 Providers2022-08-21T11:32:22-04:00

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 Revenue2021-10-23T11:29:27-04:00

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 Perspectives2021-10-23T11:30:05-04:00

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?2022-08-21T11:32:26-04:00

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?2022-08-21T11:33:58-04:00

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 Agreements2022-08-21T11:35:22-04:00

Report: Medicare’s Hospital Post-Acute Care Transfer Policy to Hospice

The Bipartisan Act (BBA) of 2018 Act updated the hospital transfer policy for early discharges to hospice care. The law required that, beginning in FY 2019, discharges to hospice care would qualify as a post-acute care transfer and be subject to payment adjustments.

Report: Medicare’s Hospital Post-Acute Care Transfer Policy to Hospice2021-08-30T18:08:30-04:00

Pre-Hospice Home-Based Transition Program

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 Program2021-08-30T18:08:33-04:00

Study: Hospice Top 13 Diagnosis

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.

Study: Hospice Top 13 Diagnosis2021-08-30T18:08:34-04:00

Home-Based Palliative Care Models

SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Palliative care focuses on relieving patients’ stress, pain and other symptoms as their health declines, and it helps them maintain their quality of life.

Home-Based Palliative Care Models2021-08-30T18:08:35-04:00

Hospice Quality of Care Varies

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.

Hospice Quality of Care Varies2021-08-30T18:08:35-04:00

Palliative Care Oncology Guidelines

A new guidance statement to define high-quality primary palliative care delivery in medical oncology has been developed by ASCO and AAHPM.

Palliative Care Oncology Guidelines2021-08-30T18:08:35-04:00

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