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Updates to the Hospice CAHPS Survey

Posted by Crystal Parks on Feb 18, 2015 3:09:51 PM

Updates to the CAHPS Hospice Survey were posted to the CAHPS website.

According to NAHC, updates have been made to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines V1.0 Technical Corrections and Clarifications Document. The updates were made on February 13, 2015.

The CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team posted an updated CAHPS Hospice Survey technical corrections and clarifications to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines V1.0 document. These updates include: clarification of decedent/caregiver eligibility requirements and several minor wording revisions to the English and Spanish versions of the Telephone Script. This document may be accessed by clicking here, or by going to the hospice CAHPS survey webpage: www.hospicecahpssurvey.org

At this point in time, hospice providers should be contracting with an approved Hospice CAHPS vendor to complete a dry run of the Hospice CAHPS survey process.  The dry run must be completed in at least one of the first three months of 2015 - January, February and/or March.

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Topics: Hospice CAHPS

The Home Health Advantage

Posted by Crystal Parks on Feb 17, 2015 8:30:00 AM

In part 6 of our Guide to the Growing Long Term Post-Acute Care market, we show why home health is poised to be the care setting of choice. It's more affordable with more positive patient outcomes. Care-at-home providers need to capture this healthcare sector growth with business service line expansion, connection with other healthcare providers and prove the value they bring to the group.

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View the entire Long Term Post-Acute Care infographic discussed in this and previous blog posts. 

 

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Topics: Post Acute Care, home care, Private Duty, Hospice, Home Health

Reduce Home Care Costs and Improve Quality of Patient Care

Posted by Crystal Parks on Feb 10, 2015 8:30:00 AM

The infographic for part 4 of our Guide to the Growing Long Term Post-Acute Care market highlights the issues facing the long term post-acute care market. .  

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Post-acute care organizations account for 25-30% of healthcare costs and must be prepared to deliver a "value-based" service that aligns with the priorities of referring sources such as ACO's, health systems and provider groups. 

Post-acute care benefits to acute-care organizations:

  • Improve quality of care and patient experience
  • Decrease post-acute care costs
  • Decrease avoidable hospital readmissions
  • Value-based payments
  • Increase transparency

Stay turned for our last infographic related to the growing LTPAC market. 

 

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Topics: Post Acute Care, home care, Private Duty, Hospice, Home Health

Grow Your Home Care Business

Posted by Crystal Parks on Feb 3, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Part 3 of our Guide to the Growing Long Term Post-Acute Care market shows why having lower readmissions can lead to more referrals. 

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As depicted in the above infographic, lower readmissions can help home care providers join an ACO, hospital system or provider group to gain the referrals they need to grow their business. 

In 2012, it was reported that nearly nine million people each year - 24,000 people each day-  were discharged from short-term acute care hospitals and require some form of post-acute care. 

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Stay tuned for more infographics related to the growing LTPAC market. 

 

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Topics: Post Acute Care, home care, Private Duty, Hospice, Home Health

Expanding Home Care Service Lines

Posted by Crystal Parks on Jan 27, 2015 8:30:00 AM

In part 2 of our Guide to the Growing Long Term Post-Acute Care market, we ask if your agency is ready to expand into other service lines. 

The evolution of the long term post-acute care (LTPAC) market means that it is more important than ever to be competitive. Your primary goal is to care for your patients to the best of your ability. However, the only way to acquire more patients is to outperform your competition. 

Home care providers must do the following to stay competitive:

  • Expand into different service lines
  • Implement a risk share business model and strategic alignment across care segments
    • Bundled payments for all services required for completing a patient's episode of care
    • Find the right partners
  • Benchmarking your agencies performance at both a national and community level
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Stay tuned for more infographics related to the growing LTPAC market. 

 

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Topics: Post Acute Care, home care, Private Duty, Hospice, Home Health

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