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Under OCR Scrutiny? RSVPing with RSPs May Help


Under OCR scrutiny? RSVPing with RSPs may help

Recent changes require policy edits, staff training  Q. When is an RSVP, the French initialism meaning “respond, please,” more than proper etiquette? A.

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OASIS E Assessment Conundrum Ahead of 2023 J'non Griffin


The 4-hour OASIS conundrum ahead for 2023

By J'non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H Principal, SVP, Coding & OASIS Among a gauntlet of issues ahead for home health providers in 2023 lies a thorny clinical operations question…

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The right billing staff


The right billing staff can help your home health or hospice agency grow.

Home health and hospice agencies anticipating tighter margins next year are considering how to overcome a skinny Medicare reimbursement rate, inflationary costs for labor, fuel, and supplies, and the financial…

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Industry Leader in Home Health Revenue Cycle Management


Interim managers fill gap in tight labor market

New solution emerging for leader shortage in home-based careSome economic indicators are cautiously pointing to an abatement of The Great Resignation, the nation’s mass employment exodus that has reshuffled the…

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SIM Final Rule Post


CMS Issues Final Rule For Home Health

CMS issues final rule for home health In a move many home health providers are viewing as more treat than a trick, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)…

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SIM Employee Spotlight Apryl


QA manager brings a down-to-earth approach clients, clinicians and coders find refreshing

With more than 20 years of experience in home health, Apryl Swafford knows the most complicated ins and outs of the business, the complexities of frequently changing regulations that affect…

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Agencies Target 3 Key Areas for VBP Preparation in Q4 SimiTree


Agencies target 3 key areas for VBP prep in Q4

Home health agencies are targeting key performance areas such as acute care hospitalization, emergency department use, care coordination and patient satisfaction in a bid to improve their scores for the…

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Clinical Diligence is the No. 1 Deal Killer SimiTree


What’s the No. 1 deal killer?

In the world of mergers, acquisitions and consolidation, the path to signing the deal is fraught with thorny complications that can bog down the process, open a Pandora’s box of…

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Medicare Advantage Plans Will Participate in its VBID Model SimiTree


Shift in payors brings more work to billers

Agencies could be blindsided by new staffing demands A new dynamic is shaping up in the back offices of agencies of all sizes, where billers are seeing ballooning workloads based…

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