How Home Health agencies can prepare for the new Patient-Driven Groupings Model
Home Health agencies across the United States are preparing for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) that will create new requirements for the Home Health industry. Last month on the MEDITECH News page, we covered Low Utilization Payment Adjustment (LUPA) and the Home Health Resource Group ...
5 blogs from home care and hospice thought leaders
As National Home Care and Hospice Month draws to a close, we’re looking back on the home care blogs that have captured the attention of our readers. If you missed them the first time around, or simply want to refresh your memory, check out our five most popular home care and hospice blogs:
Understanding what matters most to hospice patients
The transition into hospice care is a sensitive time for patients and their families. I’ve spent the entirety of my career working in one form of home care or another, including 28 years spent in various roles within home health and hospice.
How the MEDITECH mobile app transformed home care for Kalispell Regional [Video]
Delivering effective care to homebound patients carries a number of challenges — from scheduling aides to providing up-to-date care instructions to transmitting information back to the doctor’s office or hospital. In facing these challenges, Kalispell Regional Healthcare (KRH), a network of three ...
How to use reporting to become a home health top performer
For Thibodaux’s home health center to perform at the top of its ability, we needed to make performance improvement a part of our culture. We’re constantly analyzing our own efforts and trying to find areas in which we can work more efficiently.
A Social Forum: MEDITECH gathers nurses for open dialogue opportunity
Nursing is an ever-changing field where new research is applied and the evolution of technology is constant. The last five years have felt like a great leap in technology, and nursing informatics is pushing nurses to stay five steps ahead. Nursing skill sets demand consistent updates on research, ...
How one hospital prepared for the new home health conditions of participation
The latest Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) that went into effect on Jan. 13 have been making waves across our industry. These updated CoPs — standards that agencies must meet in order to participate in Medicare — included several completely new regulations, as well as revisions to ...
Nurses remain in critical role amid changes in healthcare
As healthcare continues to evolve, there is one constant when it comes to treating patients: The critical role that nurses play in delivering quality care. That role has certainly expanded over the years, particularly in the areas of establishing and maintaining patient safety, finding workflow ...
4 can’t-miss thought leader podcasts
Have you listened to the MEDITECH Thought Leader Podcast yet? Tune in as industry leaders from around the world discuss healthcare topics such as big data, home care, population health, revenue cycle, and much more. Here are four episodes you need to listen to today.
3 strategies for success in the rapidly changing home care landscape
There is so much change in current regulations that it’s easy to see how the home care industry’s strategic direction gets lost to the “tyranny of the urgent.” The new Home Health Conditions of Participation will place increased emphasis on Quality Improvement, yet agencies’ long-term success are ...