Survival in an industry that has recently mandated the use of Electronic Visit Verification™ (EVV™) for Home Care

What does the Home Care EVV mandate mean? As a home care agency that currently bills or plans to bill Medicaid for personal care or home health services, you might ask yourself, what does that mean? That seems to be a common question as providers are learning that a new law has been put in… Read more »


Keeping up with new home care regulations

With over 12,600 home care agencies servicing more than 5 million Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries nationwide, it is important that there’s visibility into the services provided to ensure plan of care compliance. (source1) The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law December 13, 2016, requires all Medicaid providers to use Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for… Read more »



The challenge of hiring and retaining home health caregivers

There is no doubt that having qualified, hardworking and dedicated employees is key to operating a successful business. Recruiting and maintaining staff in the home health care industry has been a real struggle, resulting in a high turnover rate. (Source 1) Interestingly, since last year the Home Health Care sector gained 64,700 jobs, representing a… Read more »


Point-of-Care (PoC): Is it the right move for your agency?

The right move…what does that mean? Let’s explore some scenarios. Do your clinicians and field staff currently use paper forms and assessments as a means of documentation for patient visits? If so, are you struggling with documentation accuracy and timely submissions? If you answered yes, you might want to start looking for a solution that… Read more »



The rapid growth in Home Care triggers the need for innovative technology

In the United States, the healthcare market is growing rapidly due to two primary reasons: the increasing number of individuals 65 and older and the ability to live with a chronic illness longer. Therefore, there is an increased need for long term care. Home care is the preferred method for a number of reasons. The… Read more »



Patient Care Settings: What’s right for me?

Location, location, location! Some would say that’s the motto for real estate; however, I think it’s the same for healthcare. Elderly individuals that need long term care must choose how and where they will spend their aging years. That choice isn’t easy, and it often depends on their well-being and family situation. As the elderly… Read more »