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Five Stars in Home Health – Not Enough for the Long Haul

Most home health agency leaders aspire for 5-star ratings at their agencies. Of course, in the short run, they are a very good thing – a great beginning However, these ratings are not nearly [...]

Delivering Great Value for Home Care Referral Sources

Post-Acute Collaborative: 3 Secrets for Delivering for Your Referral Sources  Alliances and partnerships are critical in healthcare today. Home health, private duty, palliative care providers, [...]

Home Health Final Rule for cy2018

2018 Home Health Final Rule The recently released Home Health Final Rule provides several updates the Medicare prospective payment systems (PPS) rates and wage index for calendar year 2018. [...]

Hospice Quality Reporting (HQRP) Data and Trends

The Data is in- Quality Reporting in Hospice (HQRP) Although the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) began in August 2017 with the Hospice Item Set (HIS) scores being made public on the [...]

Home Healthcare, Hospice, and HIPAA: The Road to Compliance.

Expert Advice on Avoiding Violations and Building a Plan to Stay Compliant The road to HIPAA compliance is not straight and narrow, nor is it free of cracks, pot holes and obstructions. Oh, on [...]

All About the Home Health Groupings Model HHGM Proposed by CMS

CMS Surprises the Industry with Publication of the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) The home health industry was surprised earlier this year when CMS published the Home Health Groupings Model [...]

CMS Launches Hospice Compare

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) has launched Hospice Compare as part of a larger initiative aimed at helping consumers make more informed decisions about the healthcare they [...]

Achieving Care Coordination in Home Health and Beyond

Achieving Care Coordination in Home Health and Beyond Every day, we make decisions in life based on the information we know. The best choices are made when we have the most helpful information at [...]

How to Survive Audits by Documenting Medical Necessity in Home Healthcare

On June 22nd, Jennifer Warfield from partner PPS Plus presented in the DeVero webinar series. This is a recap of that webinar. To view the webinar in its’ entirety, go to the webinar page. [...]

Home Health Proposed Rule issued for CY2018, but the big news is what’s in store for 2019

Proposed Rule Issued for 2018, But 2019 Would Bring Big Changes for Home Health Payment Model The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update [...]

Netsmart Continues Post-Acute Expansion with DeVero Acquisition

MEDIA CONTACTS: Kelli Christman Netsmart 913-272-2264 kchristman@ntst.com Overland Park, Kan., July 19, 2017– Netsmart announced it has acquired DeVero, a healthcare technology company that [...]

Is your vendor a top home health software solution?

How to identify the best home health solution (EMR or EHR) for your agency Ever since home health became a Medicare benefit, technology went along hand-in-hand. As a healthcare program with [...]

DeVero – A legacy in compliance: Is your agency ready?

DeVero is continuing it’s legacy in providing meaningful solutions with timely and comprehensive responses to regulatory requirements. While the industry as a whole may be hanging their [...]

Why Electronic Point-of-Care Documentation is Better for Patients AND Caregivers

While electronic clinical charting is the new norm in most medical settings, true mobility in healthcare at home lags. It shouldn’t. While electronic clinical charting at the point of care is a [...]

DeVero Named 2017 “Reviewers’ Choice” for Home Health Software

Ratings based on Overall Performance, Ease of Use, and Customer Service (San Jose, CA | June 16, 2017) DeVero was named a 2017 Reviewers’ Choice for Home Health software by Software Advice based [...]

Webinar Recap: Secure Communication

Improving Clinical Coordination with Secure, Embedded Centralized Messaging On May 18th, we hosted a webinar aimed at education providers around the options for secure texting and messaging in [...]

Six signs you need a software upgrade at your home care or hospice agency

If you’re in the home care business, you’re witnessing growth and change at breathtaking rates. From growth in the industry to the expansion of service lines to new regulatory [...]

Webinar recap: Home Care Sales and Marketing Strategies and Tactics for 2017

Home Care Sales and Marketing Strategies and Tactics for 2017: What Smart Agencies Know Nothing should be easier than sending a referral. Nothing. This simple concept is the most important [...]

CMS Makes Home Health Major Announcements: CoP Delay, Pre-Claim Review Pause and Delay

Over the past two days, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made two major surprise announcements for Home Health Regarding the New Conditions of Participation and the Pre-Claim [...]

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