New Program Expands Care for Joint Replacement, Includes Cardiac Care

Posted On: August 25th, 2016

Rhonda Oakes By Rhonda Oakes
Regulatory Analyst, McKesson
Clinician monitoring cardiac health as part of expanded CJR program

As hospitals become increasingly responsible for care delivery outside their walls, opportunities abound for home health. Although the Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) payment model began in April 2016, a new Medicare program announced in July would expand … Continue Reading

Calculations Changing for Home Health Outlier Payments

Posted On: August 16th, 2016

Rhonda Oakes By Rhonda Oakes
Regulatory Analyst, McKesson
Calculating outlier payments

CMS plans to change the criteria under which home health organizations receive outlier payments for calendar year 2017. The proposal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also would cap the number of hours counted toward outlier payments … Continue Reading

Planning Key to Effective Home Health Staff Education

Posted On: August 9th, 2016

By Lori Shifferd
Director of Implementation, Consulting and Education, McKesson
Home Health Agency Training

As the home care industry continues to change in response to regulatory and patient demands, educating your staff effectively should be a critical consideration for your organization. Providing education on best practices and established workflows can equip your staff to … Continue Reading

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