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The #HomeHealth Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model currently affects organizations in just nine states, its potential impact is wide-reaching. Download the whitepaper http://bit.ly/28qvPVT "Get your home health organization ready for value-based purchasing,” to learn how to prepare. #valuebasedcare
Although the Home Health Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model currently affects organizations in just nine states, its potential impact is wide-reaching. The time is now to begin looking at your organizational processes and preparing for this new normal in home health.
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CMS is proposing a 2% increase in hospice payments in 2017—as well as some additional quality measures and reporting requirements.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed increasing Medicare payments for hospices by $330 million for the fiscal year 2017. The total increase is 2%, but also comes with…
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With just 32% of those eligible for hospice care using it, a new bipartisan bill aims to expand access to care in rural areas. 
U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) last week introduced bipartisan legislation to improve access to hospice care in rural America.
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The CMS and CDC released 3,651 procedure coding system (PCS) codes and 1,943 clinical modification (CM) codes. Both sets will take place on October 1, 2016, giving software companies time to reconfigure clinical and billing systems to roll out changes and home care organizations some flexibility to adapt to the changes.
Find all the details of the new ICD-10 codes coming October 1, 2016, from McKesson Homecare Talk.
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+Arien Malec on the interoperability evolution: "The good news is that by doing the hard work as an industry, we’ll discover what changes to the clinical workflow are needed, where the standards need to be amended and what UI will be essential. I see a lot of hope and progress …" Please read his latest post http://bit.ly/1S5EqVF
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In today’s healthcare environment people and process management must work together seamlessly for home health organizations to find success. Tools for mileage tracking can reduce workflow inefficiencies and improve tracking accuracy, saving time and money.
Find out about the tools home care oganizations need to better manage mileage, in a post from McKesson Homecare Talk.
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Two of the five 2016 Home Care National Patient Safety Goals from the Joint Commission are related to patient safety. Performing a home care safety check as part of each visit is critical to maintaining patient safety.
Performing a home care safety check should be a part of every home visit. Learn more about what should be included from McKesson Homecare Talk.
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Choosing hospice for your loved one can be a difficult choice. But when is the right time? This article outlines some signs that may help you with your decision.
When a loved one is dying, there is no simple way to select the perfect time for hospice care. Hospice care, which specializes in palliative medication, is designed for those with a serious illness who need relief from suffering. Still, just because somebody has been diagnosed with a serious ...
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Home care organizations can take advantage of a new opportunity to partner with physicians and referral partners to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs with the new Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model.
The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model offers new opportunities for home care organizations. Find out more from the McKesson Homecare Talk blog.
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Thieves Are Lurking, so Protect Your Privileged Data http://ow.ly/10zY8l #homecare
Find out more about the steps home care organizations should be taking in order to protect sensitive patient information in this post from McKesson Homecare Talk.
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Performing and tracking required supervisory visits has long been a challenge for many home care organizations. Find out how the McKesson Homecare™ and McKesson Hospice™ update will help bring order to the chaos of supervisory visits. 
Home health and hospice software update from McKesson will bring order to chaos of supervisory visit.
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