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Episode 21: Homecare - a year in review

  •   Podcast
  •   12/20/2016
  •   Tripp Matthews, Brad Evanovich, Eric Scharber, Nick Seabrook

This final episode of 2016 is a look back on the previous year.  Nick Seabrook, Brad Evanovich, and Eric Scharber - very much part of the A-team - are back and waxing philosophic about the past year and the lessons learned. 

We also take a look ahead to 2017 and make some predictions about what is to come. 

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Medicare Final Rule for Home Health 2017

  •   Webinar
  •   12/8/2016
  •   Diane Link, RN, MHA

Diane Link and Nick Seabrook of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting analyze the Home Health Final Rule for CY2017.  They present what has changed, how those changes will affect you and your agency, and give you insight as to how you can prepare for these changes.  An excellent educational session to get you started on the right foot for 2017!

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Episode 15: Healthcare Musings with Todd Shannon

  •   Podcast
  •   9/12/2016
  •   Tripp Matthews

In attempt to convert our normal conversations into a podcast episode, my good friend Todd Shannon and I discuss the swirling nature of the Healthcare space. 

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Outcome Improvement Series, Episode 4: Improvement in Ambulation

  •   Webinar
  •   9/7/2016
  •   Diane Link, RN, MHA

The 5 star rating, Home Health Compare and the VBP model all include the Improvement in Ambulation outcome. In this webinar, we will focus on the improvement in ambulation OASIS question and best practices for assessments.   Included in the webinar will be improvement suggestions based on best practices along with implementation information for PIP based on this outcome.

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CMS Pre-Claim Review Demonstration

  •   Article
  •   8/18/2016
  •   Diane Link, Senior Clinical Consultant, BlackTree Healthcare Consulting

Home Health Agencies in five states are now required to submit a Pre-Claim Review to CMS before they will be fully reimbursed for the care they provide.  This article is a summation of this new regulation and how it can affect these agencies, as well as some tips to help prepare and execute new processes to accommodate the new rule.

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Episode 13: Conversastions at HCAF's Annual Conference

  •   Podcast
  •   8/11/2016
  •   Tripp Matthews

 

In this longer episode of the So What, Who Cares? podcast, I had several engaging conversations at the recent Home Care Association of Florida’s Annual Summit in Orlando.  First up in this episode is Bill Dombi, Vice President of Law for the National Association of Home Care (NAHC).  Very informative discussion with the leading legal mind in the Home Care space.  Then around the 20 minute mark, Leanne Norr, the Communications Director for HCAF, shares what really goes into running a state association and conference – as well as discussing some of Florida’s leading advocacy causes.  Around the 37 minute mark, I am joined by Cory Mertz and Joe Falco of Mertz Taggert to discuss the latest trends and information relative to the Merger & Acquisition market.  I ask some really dumb questions, but get some smart answers about what goes into selling an agency in today’s market.

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