Does Your Organization Stack Up on Care, Integration Metrics?

Posted On: July 26th, 2016

Amy Shellhart By Amy Shellhart
Director of Product Management, McKesson
Homecare Integration Metrics

Bundled payments and accountable care represent two emerging concepts in healthcare that show no sign of going away. Regardless of whether your home health organization is part of a health system or is standalone, you likely already are partnering with … Continue Reading

Support Builds for Independence at Home Demonstration

Posted On: July 19th, 2016

Rhonda Oakes By Rhonda Oakes
Regulatory Analyst, McKesson
Independence at Home Demonstration

A recently introduced bipartisan Senate bill to make the Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration project permanent for Medicare recipients already is gaining widespread industry support. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), the National Coalition on Health Care, … Continue Reading

Hospice Stats Say More about Care than Money

Posted On: July 12th, 2016

Amy Shellhart By Amy Shellhart
Director of Product Management, McKesson
Hospice Care Says More About Care

Hospice workers won’t be surprised at new research that reveals Medicaid patients dying in hospitals incur seven times the costs in the last month of life than those who die at home. Dying while in an inpatient hospice facility cost … Continue Reading

Pre-Claim Review Demonstration Project Kicks Off

Posted On: July 5th, 2016

Rhonda Oakes By Rhonda Oakes
Regulatory Analyst, McKesson
Pre-Claim Review Demonstration

The tension continues to build over the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Pre-Claim Review Demonstration of Home Health Services, set to begin in Illinois on August 1, 2016. One hundred-sixteen Members of Congress have signed a letter protesting … Continue Reading

Study Shows Home Health Value in CJR Demonstration

Posted On: June 29th, 2016

Amy Shellhart By Amy Shellhart
Director of Product Management, McKesson
CJR Demo Shows Value of Home Health

New research demonstrates the value of home health to provide quality care at a lower cost than many alternative care settings for patients undergoing lower extremity joint replacement (LEJR). Home health organizations in the 67 geographic areas where the Medicare … Continue Reading