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CareFinders CEO: Market Density Trumps ‘MileWide, Inch-Deep’ Footprint in Home Care -

CareFinders has expanded its footprint in the Northeast once again. This time, the expansion comes in Pennsylvania via a move that’s consistent with the growth strategy CareFinders has followed and accelerated since CEO Jim Robinson took charge in October 2018. The Hackensack, New Jersey-based personal home care agency announced Tuesday that it had …

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Understanding PDGM What You Need To Know; What You Need To Do

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model is considered to be the most significant regulatory and reimbursement transformation in the home health industry…

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From ICU Nurse to Home Care CEO: Inside Jennifer Sheets’ Journey to Becoming Interim’s Top Exec

Before becoming the CEO of Caring Brands International and head of Interim HealthCare, Jennifer Sheets worked as an ICU nurse in Tennessee, routinely taking care of the health care system’s most vulnerable. Sheets still carries that experience with her today, both in the appreciation she has for Interim’s employees and via the leadership skills she …

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CMS, ONC interoperability regs are the floor, not the ceiling for health plans, hospitals, survey finds

Nearly two-thirds of health plans (63%) say they are using recently proposed federal interoperability regulations as the first step toward broader strategies on interoperability, according to a new survey.This suggests compliance with the new standards will be seen as the bare minimum in healthcare interoperability programs, according to a survey …

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PDGM IMPACT LOOK UP

Use the Look- Up Tool below to get an estimate of what the impact of PDGM could be on your agency. This Look-Up Tool accesses CMS’ Agency Level Impact

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5 THINGS HOME HEALTH PROVIDERS WANT CMS TO FIX

The home health care industry is not pleased with the 2020 proposed payment rule — and industry leaders are making sure the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) knows. Led by LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) CEO Keith Myers, the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (PQHH) has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema …

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[White Paper] PDGM: The Outsourced Coding Opportunity

When the Patient-Driven Groupings Model takes effect on Jan. 1, all certified home health agencies will be subject to the new reimbursement system. With some agencies projecting an expected rise in reimbursement and others projecting a loss, clinical characteristics — and coding them correctly — will become more important than ever. In response, …

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Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model

Overview In November 2018, CMS finalized a new case-mix classification model, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), effective beginning January 1, 2020. The PDGM relies more heavily on clinical characteristics and other patient information to place home health periods of care into meaningful payment categories and eliminates the use of therapy …

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PHOEBE PUTNEY REVENUE CYCLE VP'S ADVICE: REVIEW METRICS WITH YOUR TEAM WEEKLY

Jane Gray brings nearly 30 years of hospital financial experience to her role as vice president of revenue cycle at Albany, Ga.-based Phoebe Putney Health System.Q: If you could offer other hospital revenue cycle leaders a piece of advice, what would it be?JG: I’m big on weekly review of metrics. We’ve gotten into a rhythm where we review …

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Without Data, Home Health Agencies ‘Flying Blind’ into PDGM

For home health agencies wondering how they’ll fare under the upcoming Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), data is likely the closest thing they’ll find to a crystal ball.Data can help agencies determine where they stand under the revolutionary new reimbursement model and — in many cases — even guide them to operate more efficiently come PDGM’s …

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