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Impact of Consolidation on Post Acute Care

What will be the impact of consolidation in post acute care for home health, hospice, and private duty home care? I was reading an article about Health South acquiring Reliant Hospital Partners for a reported $740 million.  This follows...

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ICD-10 Implementation Date Is Rapidly Approaching! Are You Ready?

Last year, on October 1, 2014, 82% of healthcare practices were not fully prepared for what was then thought to be the ICD-10 implementation deadline. CMS has made it clear that implementation will indeed happen on October 1, 2015. CMS...

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8 Customized Homecare Manual Benefits

Manuals are important to the success and stability of homecare organizations. Without a place for policies and procedures, job requirements, and other necessary information, chaos will ensue in your agency. But creating and maintaining these...

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Happy Employees Equal Happy Customers

Did you know: Happy Employees... are 43% more productive are 86%; more creative take 66% fewer sick days have 51% less turnover have 41% less accidents bring 37% higher sales. Happier employees = happier clients = a more...

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Will Discharge Planning Changes Open Doors To Home Care Referrals?

One of the biggest challenges faced by home care leaders this year has been gaining access to referrals from hospital discharge planners.  Most hospitals have closed off access to discharge planners for a variety of reasons, causing frustration...

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Please Help, My Home Health Coder Just Quit!

Home health agencies rely on highly trained staff to keep operations rolling and to serve clients with quality care equaling a high retention rate and a healthy cash flow. However, cash flow depends on more than just a source—it requires a...

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