Estimated Mileage May Be Costing Your Agency More Than You Think

Posted On: July 22nd, 2014

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Estimated Mileage May Be Costing Your Agency More Than You Think

At Carroll Home Care and Carroll Hospice, management is well-versed in Lean Six Sigma. As a result, they don’t make any major changes unless they know (1) exactly what the goal is and (2) how to measure success. That’s why … Continue Reading

Despite Delay, Path to ICD-10 Continues

Posted On: July 15th, 2014

By Terry Miller, RN, COS-C
Regulatory Advisor, McKesson
Despite Delay, Path to ICD-10 Continues

Confused about ICD-10 implementation and what you should be doing? You’re not alone. The one-year implementation delay to October 1, 2015, has left many healthcare organizations in a quandary over what they should be doing and when. A scheduled session … Continue Reading

Technology, Best Practices Vital to Agency Success

Posted On: July 10th, 2014

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Technology, Best Practices Vital to Agency Success

Tracey Moorhead, president and CEO at Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), sees an “incredible opportunity” for home care agencies. Technology will play a crucial role in improving workflow, charge capture and billing capabilities, Moorhead says. So will the leveraging … Continue Reading

VNAA CEO Sees ‘Incredible Opportunity’ for Home Health Agencies

Posted On: July 8th, 2014

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
VNAA CEO Sees ‘Incredible Opportunity’ for Agencies

Although Tracey Moorhead began her tenure as president and CEO at Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) just last year, she may already be the industry’s biggest advocate. Speaking during the recent McKesson Home Health & Hospice Executive Summit, Moorhead … Continue Reading

Feds Ratchet Up Medicare Fraud Detection Efforts

Posted On: July 1st, 2014

By Terry Miller, RN, C-COS
Regulatory Advisor, McKesson
Feds Ratchet Up Medicare Fraud Detection Efforts

If you think that the federal government isn’t serious about cracking down on instances of Medicaid and Medicare fraud and abuse, think again. During the government’s 2013 fiscal year, a record $4.3 billion was recovered, breaking the previous record of … Continue Reading