Category Archives: Home Health Documentation

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

Riding the Evidence-Based Practice Wave

It’s not making as big of a splash as care models like ACOs or the ICD-10 changeover, but the movement toward evidence-based care is having a major impact on clinicians, including those in home health and hospice. A new study … Continue Reading

Going to HIMSS? Learn About Wound Care

If you’re planning to attend the education sessions at next week’s HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, I hope you can make the session on “Improving Population Health Through an Electronic Wound Management Program.” I’ll be speaking at that … Continue Reading