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Elevating Home: Raising the Bar for Patient-Centered Care at Home

  •   Article
  •   5/16/2017
  •   Tripp Matthews

In April of this year, a two-year project came to fruition with the formation of a new National advocacy organization for the Home Health Care arena:  Elevating Home.  This article is an editorial perspective on this group, as well as an interview with the President & CEO of Elevating Home, Tracey Moorhead. 


Episode 25: Aaron Little and Raymond Belles of BKD

  •   Podcast
  •   5/9/2017
  •   Tripp Matthews, Aaron Little, Raymond Belles

Aaron Little and Raymond Belles of BKD sat down with me at the NHPCO conference in Washington recently to discuss the recent happenings in the Home & Community Based Services arena.

We discuss the "pause" in the Pre-Claim Review initiative (which is a somewhat controversial part of this discussion) as well as the delay in the implementation of the new Conditions of Participation for Home Health.  Raymond also discusses some of the new Alternate Payment Models that are emerging for Homecare - and what that means moving forward.


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.


Hospice Expert Joining Healthcare Provider Solutions

  •   Article
  •   4/11/2017
  •   Allison Cunningham

 One of Curaport's favorite educators, Katie Wehri, has joined a new firm.  Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. proudly announces the addition of Katie Wehri as Director of Operations Consulting. Katie is certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in health care privacy compliance. She has been working in the hospice, home health, private duty, and palliative care industries for 25-plus years and has held executive level positions in these arenas.


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.





Navigating Alternative Payment Models

  •   Webinar
  •   3/29/2017
  •   Mark Sharp, CPA

CMS has made it clear that the current reimbursement models for healthcare delivery is not sustainable and is in the midst of significant change.  What this means for the Post-Acute Care industry is still somewhat murky, but make no mistake – new Alternative Payment Models are coming and will impact your organization.  Home Care providers can play an increasingly pivotal role in post-acute care delivery, however the key to playing this pivotal role is ensuring the entire organization has a clear understanding of what an Alternative Payment Model (APM) is and the risks associated with implementing these models. 


Mark Sharp and Raymond Belles of BKD conducted this educational presentation that will enhance your organization's ability to take a proactive approach to the inevitable reality of new reimbursement models.  Highlights of this session:


  • Understanding the Current Payment Reform Landscape
  • Outline an Alternative Payment Model
  • Identifying the Risk to Post Acute Organizations