Category Archives: Home Health Documentation

Data, Analytics Are Keys to Agency Success

Data, Analytics Are Keys to Agency Success

As evidenced by the Agency Opportunities and Challenges Executive Survey that McKesson conducted this spring, declining reimbursements and cost containment are common issues that a majority of agencies face. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) paints a … Continue Reading

The True Costs of Paper-Based Systems

The True Costs of Paper-Based Systems

Paper is just so darn convenient, isn’t it? Grabbing a piece of paper to record something is so ingrained that it’s difficult for many of us to give it up. But that convenience doesn’t offset the true cost of paper, … Continue Reading

Just the Right Amount of Detail

Home care software improves agency efficiency

In healthcare, nothing is more frustrating than a lack of patient information. But in the quest for complete information, we must avoid getting so bogged down in details that every task becomes a Herculean effort. That’s the balancing act Stacy … Continue Reading

Feds Ratchet Up Medicare Fraud Detection Efforts

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

Organizational Change Ultimately a People Issue

Organizational Change Ultimately a People Issue

Georgia Hockenjos, RN, BSN, MBA, compares the feelings that people dealing with organizational changes go through to the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. “I’ve worked with people in every stage,” says Hockenjos, vice president at … Continue Reading