Guide to Home Health and Hospice Resources

Posted On: March 22nd, 2017

By Rhonda Perrin Oakes, RN, CHPN, Regulatory Analyst, McKesson and Crystal Tyson, Business Analyst, McKesson
Guide to Home Health and Hospice Resources

Keeping up with the notifications, regulatory changes, pilots, news initiatives and other news can be tedious, time-consuming—and essential to your home care organization. We certainly keep our clients engaged on important issues that likely will affect their operations, but one … Continue Reading

4 Years Later, Jimmo Case Settled Again

Posted On: March 7th, 2017

By Rhonda Perrin Oakes, RN, CHPN 
Regulatory Analyst, McKesson
4 Years Later Jimmo Case Settled Again

When settlement was reached in the Glenna Jimmo case in 2012, it was touted as a new era for home health. The agreement with Medicare dismissed a standard that therapy had to result in improvement in mobility, setting up reimbursement … Continue Reading

Three Reasons Why Benchmarks Matter

Posted On: February 28th, 2017

By Brian Martin 
Vice President, Simione Financial Monitor
Three Reasons Why Benchmarks Matter

Early on, we learn the futility of comparing ourselves to others—someone will always be stronger, smarter or have a nicer car. Ironically, it’s the opposite in business. Without knowing how comparable organizations are faring in our fast-changing industry, it’s hard … Continue Reading

Hospice Nurse Brings Comfort, Humanity to Patients

Posted On: February 21st, 2017

 
Hospice Nurse Brings Comfort, Humanity to Patients

One of the hallmarks of humanity is learning to turn a weakness into a strength. Beth Honey, admissions nurse at Caris Healthcare, a hospice provider in Knoxville, TN, can personally attest to that. “During my hospice rotation (in nursing school), … Continue Reading

News Roundup on Bundled Payments

Posted On: February 14th, 2017

Rhonda Oakes By Rhonda Oakes 
Regulatory Analyst, McKesson
News Roundup on Bundled Payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to press forward on the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative that provides one payment for a particular treatment regardless of the care setting. The purpose is to study whether … Continue Reading