Extra Scrutiny Needed for Hospice GIP Admissions

Posted On: May 24th, 2016

Rhonda Oakes By Rhonda Oakes
Regulatory Analyst, McKesson
Extra Scutiny Needed for GIP Hospice Documentation

Are you adequately documenting the need for a general inpatient (GIP) stay for your hospice patients? Your organization’s policies and procedures merit a close look following a surprising federal report on GIP stays for Medicare patients during 2012. Analysis by … Continue Reading

Make Home Care Safety a Priority on Each Visit

Posted On: May 17th, 2016

By Jennifer VanWinkle
Clinical Product Manager, McKesson
Home care safety check

Performing a home care safety check is part of every initial home care visit, but do your clinicians and aides make it a priority on each subsequent visit? I know that your field staff are juggling an ever-increasing amount of … Continue Reading

Medicaid Long-Term Care Dollars Tip Toward Home

Posted On: May 10th, 2016

Amy Shellhart By Amy Shellhart
Product Management Director, McKesson
Medicaid Long-Term Care Dollars Tip Toward Home

How does it feel to be a trend-setter? You may not realize it, but more Medicaid dollars allotted to long-term care are being spent on home- and community-based programs such as home health than are going to institutional services like … Continue Reading

Joint Replacement Model an Opportunity for Home Care

Posted On: April 26th, 2016

Amy Shellhart By Amy Shellhart
Director of Product Management, McKesson
Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model

You can’t escape the fact that the Affordable Care Act and payment reforms continue to transform healthcare, for patients as well as providers. But I hope that you also haven’t escaped the realization that care and payment reforms present new … Continue Reading

New ICD-10 Codes on the Way

Posted On: April 19th, 2016

Rhonda Oakes By Rhonda Oakes
Regulatory Analyst, McKesson
New ICD-10 Codes Coming Soon

If you thought your coders could breathe a sigh of relief after transitioning to ICD-10 and its 68,000 codes in October, you may need to think again. In March the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers … Continue Reading