Bipartisan Bill Seeks Home Care Pilot

Posted On: May 16th, 2017

By Rhonda Perrin Oakes, RN, CHPN 
Regulatory Analyst, McKesson
Bipartisan Bill Seeks Home Care Pilot

A bipartisan bill has been re-introduced in the U.S. Senate that would fund a Medicare pilot for home healthcare to keep people from costlier post-acute care settings such as nursing homes. Passage is uncertain given current efforts to repeal and … Continue Reading

NQF Recommends Fewer Home Health Quality Measures

Posted On: April 26th, 2017

By Rhonda Perrin Oakes, RN, CHPN 
Regulatory Analyst, McKesson
NQF Recommends Fewer Home Health Quality Measures

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has recommended removing 14 Home Health Quality Reporting Program measures, citing uniformly high performance for all but one measure. That measure, increase in number of pressure ulcers, has lost NQF’s endorsement.[1] NQF entered into a … Continue Reading

Embrace Marketing to Get Your Message to Patients and Providers

Posted On: April 12th, 2017

Abby Bilyeu By Abby Bilyeu 
Vice President of Sales, McKesson
Embrace Marketing to Get Your Message Out

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) delays implementation of several bundled payment initiatives, this may be the perfect opportunity to review your organization’s marketing efforts. Marketing is important not only to raise your home care organization’s profile … Continue Reading

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