Elliott Wood of Medalogix joins the podcast to talk about his recent article/blogpost on the term "Population Health" and what that REALLY means in the Home Care space. We learn about his journey to Medalogix, and spend lots of time talking through the fascinating and visionary company that is Medalogix. Elliott is a Nashville native, with a degree in Psychology from Abilene Christian University, then two semesters of graduate work in clinical psychology – then left to join HealthStream because of his love of data/analytics. Left for Medalogix because of Dan Hogan. Medalogix is 6 years old. Founded by Dan Hogan. Takes data from Home Health providers nightly, looks at patterns and predictive models to help Home Health agencies. Currently focused on different products to best leverage that data.
During our conversation, we lament the overuse of industry buzzwords (while using them ourselves, shamefully), but how to use these industry terms correctly when educating our collective audience. My children make noise in the background. His definition of how Medalogix defines it is how to keep Home Health Agencies patients, their average daily census, from getting readmitted to the hospital.
A quick discussion of an early misstep, or failure at Medalogix has turned into a burgeoning success relative to how to actually use the data that they are collecting and analyzing about Home Health agencies. I like how he talks about providing "action" to their customers rather than simply providing "value." Elliott gives us some success stories with their products Bridge and Touch. And I love their goal of driving better Clinical Conversations between caregiver and patient.
We also touch on a sensitive topic about our country's, our society's approach to end-of-life care.
Craig Mandeville, founder & CEO of Forcura, and Nick Seabrook, co-founder and Principal of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting join Tripp for a discussion about the Homecare industry.
They review their experience at the Post Acute Link conference recently in Chicago; Nick does a decent job of describing what Forcura is all about. Craig does better however. Then the two of them dive deep into their joint endeavor of Revenue Cycle Optimization.
Craig & Nick then review their approach to improving the "office" side of running a Healthcare organization, and really do a great job pulling out one main point: It is about three main things: People, Process, and Technology.
Then we (kind of) argue about which of those three are most important to really improving an organization.
We also have a quick hit on the new Prior Authorization ruling from CMS.
Excited to have them on come August 25th to present this Revenue Cycle Optimization as a webinar on Curaport.
Curaport - http://www.curaport.com (awesomeness)
Forcura - https://www.forcura.com/ (Craig's company)
BlackTree Healthcare Consulting - http://blacktreehealthcareconsulting.com/ (Nick's Company)
Lincoln Healthcare - http://www.lincolnhc.com/ (hosts of the LINK Conference)
Exact Recruiting - http://exactrecruiting.com/ (Eric Scharber's company)
Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting delivered an insightful session on the ADR Process. Timelines, content and Best Practices for managing and ADR process are provided.
In the first Homecare Roundtable episode, Eric Scharber of Exact Recruiting and Nick Seabrook of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting join Tripp for a 'friendly' conversation. The Homecare Roundtable will be a monthly episode featuring a rotating cast of characters that are friends as well as colleagues.
This conversation is about the happenings at the recent NHPCO and VNAA conferences, a discussion about how Homecare agencies are preparing for some of Medicare's new Alternate Payment Models; how agencies are trying to figure out the staffing models for these new APM's, a brief discussion about Chronic Care Management, and also about some of Curaport's Vendor Corner vendors and upcoming webinars.
Exact Recruiting: http://www.exactrecruiting.com
In this very educational episode, Erin Archer of Exclusion Screening, LLC and Ashley Hudson of Liles Parker PLLC educate me on Exclusion Screening - both the company and the Requirement. We discuss the difference between Exclusion Screening and a background check; what constitutes an exclusion; the perils of employing an excluded individual; and which individuals should be screened.
This conversation is a great primer for the webinar scheduled for late June, which will be led by these two attorneys.
This engagement was so informative that we are going to add this as a monthly podcast episode entitled "Legally Blonde" which will cover all aspects of Legal matters throughout the healthcare industry.
Exclusion Screening, LLC's website: www.exclusionscreening.com
Liles Parker's website: www.lilesparker.com
Curaport's website: www.curaport.com
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