Lean Six Sigma: Moving Past ‘We’ve Always Done It That Way’

Posted On: June 30th, 2015

By Craig Treml
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Candidate, McKesson
six sigma

Damon Werner is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt at McKesson, and he said something that made the audience sit up and take notice at this year’s McKesson Homecare & Hospice National Users’ Conference. During a session on Lean Six … Continue Reading

The Big Healthcare Push: Where Are Policymakers Taking Us?

Posted On: June 23rd, 2015

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
The Big Healthcare Push

Suggest a discussion of home health regulations and policies and you’ll probably get some eye rolls. Still, my session on that topic was well-attended at this year’s McKesson Homecare and Hospice National Users’ Conference. Home health professionals understand that recent … Continue Reading

Conditions of Participation Final Rule Expected at End of Year

Posted On: June 16th, 2015

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Conditions of Participation Final Rule Expected

It’s been a long time coming, and it’s still not quite complete. I’m talking about CMS’s Homecare Conditions of Participation (CoP), which was released in 1997 but never finalized. A new version was announced in October, and since some instructions … Continue Reading

Collaboration Is Key to Organizational Success

Posted On: June 9th, 2015

By Robert Dean
Vice President and General Manager, McKesson
Collaboration Key to Organizational Success

As the disparate portions of the healthcare continuum become more connected, the ability to collaborate effectively is a critical component of organizational home care success. Think about the ways your home care organization collaborates with other providers, other organizations and … Continue Reading

Home Health Can Cut Medicare Costs, Says AHHQI Exec

Posted On: June 2nd, 2015

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Home Health Can Cut Medicare Costs, Says AHHQI Exec

The greater use of lower-cost post-acute care settings and select structural changes could save Medicare $100 billion over a decade, according to Teresa Lee, JD, MPH. Lee, executive director of the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI), was … Continue Reading