Category Archives: Home Health News

In today’s regulatory environment, home health organizations are under greater scrutiny than ever before. Help your organization stay current with the demands and increasing complexities of the U.S. regulatory environment, and explore industry trends and opportunities by reading our home health news section. Explore the posts provided below to learn more about ACOs, value-based care models, patient engagement and more.

Embrace Marketing to Get Your Message to Patients and Providers

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

4 Years Later, Jimmo Case Settled Again

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

Elevating Team Psychology to ‘Safe’ Levels

Elevating Team Psychology to Safe Levels

Patient safety is a mantra in healthcare, but another type of safety deserves our attention: psychological safety for our care teams. A recent article on the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst blog reports on a study of Google teams … Continue Reading

Kanban: The Visual System That Improves Workflow

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If our brains can process a picture 60,000 times faster than words, why aren’t we all using a visual system to organize our work? The answer is—we should be, and it’s called kanban. A visual system introduced into manufacturing by … Continue Reading

Report Underscores Importance of Home Health

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The home health industry should assume a greater role in the American healthcare system to avoid hospitalizations and help ensure that patients are well cared for post-discharge, according to a new report. The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation … Continue Reading