How Home Health Agencies are Poised for a Revolution

By | 2018-05-08T11:18:31+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Home Health|

With the advent of smart phones, tablets, and near-ubiquitous WIFI connectivity, the home health industry is poised to revolutionize healthcare by improving health outcomes, minimizing hospitalizations, reducing health-related expenses, and building stronger and closer relationships between patients and their caregivers. If you think that this is a stretch of the imagination, then think again. Through remote patient monitoring, education, clinical [...]

How Remote Patient Monitoring Aids Home Health Agencies

By | 2018-04-05T10:58:17+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Home Health|

Two years ago, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched its nine-state pilot of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) program, with plans to expand the initiative nationwide in the next several years. This program has forced home health agencies to retool and seek every possible opportunity for reducing costs and creating market differentiation. One of those opportunities [...]

An Update on the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Program

By | 2017-08-18T12:03:25+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Home Health|

In 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing program as a pilot project for all Medicare-certified agencies in nine states: Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Washington. The home health agencies in those states were required to participate and are now being scored based on a variety of [...]

The Clock is Ticking: Are You Ready for Value-Based Purchasing?

By | 2017-08-18T12:03:26+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Home Health|

We are halfway through Year 1 of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing pilot, which makes this a good time to pause and check the landscape. Although the pilot only impacts home health agencies in nine states, all agencies should be paying attention to what is going on around us. Until this pilot, home health providers have only been indirectly impacted [...]

The Impact of Telehealth on Home Health Value-Based Purchasing

By | 2017-08-18T12:03:26+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Home Health|

In case you haven’t noticed, the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) program is now in full swing in nine pilot states: Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Washington, Arizona, Iowa, Nebraska and Tennessee. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the program January 1, modeling it after a similar Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program in an effort to save as [...]