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  • Successful Metrics Improve Your Organization’s Profitability and Performance

    September 30, 2018

    Changes have spurred home health agencies to review and look into new organizational metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to meet new standards and monitor the growth of their

  • Rural Healthcare Given New Emphasis at CMS: Telehealth, DME and Improved Care

    May 13, 2018

    An interagency effort seeking to improve access and quality of care for rural Americans was unveiled last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS’ first Rural Health Strategy is intended to provide a proactive approach on healthcare issues to ensure that the nearly one in

  • Revising Conditions Of Participation To Increase Data Sharing

    May 07, 2018

    Within payment and policy proposed regulations for the Medicare hospice benefit in FY 2019 announced April 27, CMS released a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain feedback from stakeholders on positive solutions to better achieve “interoperability” or the sharing of healthcare data between

  • Telehealth: Five Things to Know About Payor Reimbursement

    February 25, 2018

    Telehealth, policy develops much more slowly than the rapidly advancing technology. Incremental changes are taking place to further develop telehealth legislation. In 2017, 210 telehealth related bills were active across thirty states. One of the most common pieces of legislation relate to

  • TrendTracking: New Telehealth Reimbursement and Future Services

    February 25, 2018

    New rules to encourage use of telehealth services under Medicare is a priority at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Administrator Seema Verma told the National Rural Health Association's Policy Institute meeting in Washington. “This year you are going to see a lot more

  • Telehealth Expansion Under The Bipartisan Budget Act

    February 18, 2018

    The Bipartisan Budget Act (PL115-123) includes these provisions for expanding the use of telehealth under Medicare:

  • The Five Barriers To EHR Use In Post-Acute Settings

    April 18, 2017

    Why are there not more post-acute providers using EHRs? Identified in this article is the GAO report about the five current EHR barriers and why the government’s overall plan is impacting usage.

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  • EHRs Get Medicaid Funding

    March 11, 2016

    CMS announces an initiative to bring interoperable technology to a broader universe of health care providers, including long-term care, behavioral health providers, substance abuse treatment centers, and other providers that have been slower to adopt technology.

    The announcement will

  • Community-Based Health Coaches and Care Coordinators Reduce Readmissions Using Information Technology

    January 27, 2016

    Established in 1977 as an Area Agency on Aging serving Northeastern Mas­sa­chusetts, Elder Services of Merrimack Valley supports the independence of old­er people and adults with disabilities living in the community by providing information and referrals to these residents and/or

  • Study: Telehealth Readmissions At Geisinger Health Plans

    January 21, 2016

    Geisinger Health Plan published a study that found that a multi-year telemonitoring intervention for heart-failure patients led to reductions in readmissions and cost.

    Geisinger monitored 541 heart-failure patients who were enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plan from January 1, 2007,


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