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Episode 16: Michael Markowitz - the Tax Credit Man

  •   Podcast
  •   9/20/2016
  •   Tripp Matthews

Michael Markowitz of TC Services USA joins the podcast in a truly educational episode.  He discusses how his company helps agencies take full advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (referred to commonly as WOTC).  This incentive pays an employer $2400 per new employee hired - as long as the new employee meets certain criteria.  Within the post-acute healthcare industry, Michael figures less than 10% of employers are taking advantage of this credit.  We try to figure out why more companies are not doing this, and he has some good insights as to why.  He also lays out the internal machinations of how the red tape works, and how his company helps take the scissors to that.

This is a very straightforward topic and something can impact you and your organization today.

Links:

Michael's company website:  http://www.tcservicesusa.com/
Michael's software website:  http://www.wotcsoftware.com

Curaport's website:  http://www.curaport.com

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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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Spotlight Series - Tim Rowan

  •   Article
  •   9/12/2016
  •   Tripp Matthews

Tim Rowan, the man behind the Home Care Technology Report.  This interesting man - a "go-to" source on all things Home Care - opens up on the path that brought him to where he is today, and what lessons were hardest learned along the way.

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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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Episode 14: Michael Blackstone, MD of SutureSign

  •   Podcast
  •   8/18/2016
  •   Tripp Matthews

This week's So What, Who Care? episode brings us Michael Blackstone, MD.  Dr. Blackstone is CEO of SutureHealth, a well respected member of the Homecare and Physician Community, and an LSU fan.

Our discussion starts with how he left the business of practicing medicine to become an entrepreneur (see the article about him on our site:  ); moves into how his featured product, SutureSign, is fitting an enormous need in the market; then we have a quick detour into the world of Homecare & Hospice Marketing; and then get his take on LSU's upcoming football season (whilst I lament the pending doom and despair as an Auburn Tiger).

Michael is polished and well spoken, whereas I seem to say 'dad gum' alot.  Nevertheless, this is a great way to get to know a true up-and-comer in the Post-Acute and Physician Practice space.

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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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