Over the last 30 years CMS [Center for Medicaid Medicare] has warned the health care community that Medicare as it was constructed could not survive. Because of this, there has been increased focus on service delivery options and an increasing emphasis on quality care of the chronic diseases that account for 80% of the expenses for health care insurers.
One missing link seems to be adequate aide education or lack thereof. To address this issue, Ginny Kenyon of Kenyon HomeCare Consulting presented this webinar on WHY healthcare organizations need to have Chronic Disease education at the heart of their strategic initiatives, and how they can access and implement this education to their staff and clinicians.
Nick Seabrook of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting returns for a discussion on two of the most important conferences in the healthcare industry. He recounts the 100 conference in Florida, particularly what was on the minds of the leaders of the Homecare industry (hint: Trump).
He also talks about his first visit to the HIMSS conference, the enormity of that show, and what the post-acute care space can learn from this conference.
We also get pretty candid about the current state of the Homecare "voice" in the legislative and policy landscape - and how our industry can improve their standing.
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.
Josh Pickus, CEO of Optima Healthcare Solutions is the guest for this episode. Josh and Tripp discuss the state of the healthcare industry, particularly the post-acute care space in which Optima Healthcare Solutions is operating. Josh talks about Optima and their cloud-based technology solutions, as well as why they recently launched their Homecare-specific functionality to accompany their Rehabilitation and other post-acute care solutions.
We always ask our guests: So What, Who Cares? when it comes to their company or solution, and Josh's answer is pretty powerful.
Many patients that are discharged from the hospital for Home Health are at high-risk for rehospitalization, but yet little physician engagement to provide a coordinated care experience. Lisa Kidd, of Baptist Home Health Care provides education on how to develop a program that provides a safety net and true continuation of care across the different entities of the healthcare continuum: Health System, Physician, and all aspects of Home & Community Based Services.