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Homecare & Technology Podcast Series, Episode 1

  •   Podcast
  •   8/10/2017
  •   Tripp Matthews, Danielle Pierotti, Mike Wons, Tracey Moorhead

 

In this special mini-series of podcasts, the folks of ElevatingHOME have joined forces with Curaport to delve into the world of Homecare and its usage of Technology.  There will be several episodes through the month of August.

 

In this initial episode, Tripp Matthews of Curaport and Danielle Pierotti of Elevating HOME are joined by Mike Wons, CTO of the State of Illinois, and Tracey Moorhead, CEO of ElevatingHOME.  The first episode is fundamentally an overview of where the Homecare industry is relative to its use of Technology.  Much of the conversation is around why aren't more Homecare agencies utilizing Technology to its fullest, and how that can change.

 

Also, some obstacles to this utilization is discussed, as well as why there is so much optimism about this trend changing in the months and years to come. 

 

This is a great series, and we are happy to have you on this journey with us!

 

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OperaCare Announces Senior Executives

  •   Article
  •   6/14/2017
  •   Michael McGowan

Michael McGowan, President and Founder of Operacare, has added two top talents to his team.  Carl Queton is now the VP of Sales & Marketing, and Kristi Bajer is the VP of Clinical Operations.  This company is growing fast, and for good reason.  Their solutions and services are innovative, under-utilized, and very needed. 

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Optima Healthcare Solutions Acquires HospiceSoft

  •   Article
  •   5/22/2017
  •   Bindu Crandall

An up & coming player in the Post-Acute software market just made another big splash.  Optima Healthcare Solutions has acquired HospiceSoft, and now will be able to reach all corners of the Post-Acute Care industry - adding to their foothold in the Rehab space as well as their Home Health solution launched this past fall.  Keep your eye on this group! 

This article is the full Press Release. 

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What You Need To Know About Electronic Visit Verification

  •   Webinar
  •   4/12/2017
  •   Darby Anderson

In this free webinar, sponsored by CellTrak, Darby Anderson discusses what EVV really means.  Because in December 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act. The act itself covers a variety of topics – and notably requires states to implement electronic visit verification (EVV) for Medicaid Personal Care  services and Home Health Care Services.  EVV offers many benefits to agencies and care providers, and choosing the right solution can lead to improved operating efficiency, caregiver communication, quality of care, and client satisfaction.

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Under Presure - OASIS Service Utilization Review

  •   Webinar
  •   4/7/2017
  •   Michael McGowan

For Home Health providers, the OASIS process is the central driver for the success, or failure, of any new initiative to produce improved outcomes with reduced cost.  Value-based Purchasing is essentially a Darwin-esque “survival of the fittest” for Home Health Agencies.  Most any problem an agency is facing today can be traced back in some way to how the initial OASIS was completed. 

To succeed today, you're required to abandon the “Norms” of the past twenty years without destroying the structure and function of your agency. Michael McGowan, CEO of Opera Care, delivers a powerful and eye-opening education session to help you fully understand what is happening with Service Utilization Review and how you can set your agency up for success.

 

 

 

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Episode 24: Michael McGowan of Operacare

  •   Podcast
  •   3/20/2017
  •   Tripp Matthews, Michael McGowan

In an episode that defines the name of the podcast, Michael McGowan of Operacare is our guest this week.  We learn about how Michael went from field nurse to OASIS expert, and how his new company, Operacare, is starting to take the industry by storm.

Michael shares his insights on how Regulators look at clinicial documentation versus how Providers view it, and then really discusses one of the root causes of the maelstrom of change in Home Health Care.

A fascinating and informational conversation to say the least.

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