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Home Care’s Increased Role During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The path to recovery from COVID-19 can be long and difficult, made even more so when patients are forced by lack of post-acute capacity and other extenuating circumstances to stay within the hospital for longer than is clinically necessary. That’s where, in select cases, discharge to the home can play a prominent... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in blog, home health, Transitions of Care, COVID-19

CMS 2019 Rule Creates Incentive for Remote Patient Monitoring – How to Get Started

CMS is getting even more serious about keeping people out of the hospital, with each newly issued rule reflecting that commitment. Starting at the beginning of this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sought to further incentivize providers by building in reimbursement for home health monitoring... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Care Planning, blog, home health

Home Care’s Role in Older Adults’ Post-Acute Transition

When older patients return home from the hospital, it’s the little things that often get overlooked. The older adult is sent home with detailed discharge plans containing important information and instructions for the patient and their family members. However, families may not anticipate the additional tasks that will... Read More

by Lakelyn Hogan in blog, Care Management, home health

Home Health, SNFs May Benefit from CMS 2019 Rule Changes

The 2019 Fiscal Year is well underway, and 2019 proper will be here in a hot minute. That makes this as good a time as any to preview some of the changes that have recently been or are about to be rolled out by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Post-acute Care, blog, Medicare, home health