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 »


Medical Homes: How can they help transform the healthcare delivery system?

What is a medical home? It’s a care model that was first introduced by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 1967. The initial concept was designed to focus on medical and non-medical care for children with special health care needs. Over time, however, the definition of the medical home has evolved to reflect changing… Read more »


Baby Boomers: The long term challenges

There are roughly 76 million baby boomers in the U.S. (Source 1) Baby boomers are individuals born between 1946 and 1964. The first of this generation to reach the retirement age of 65 was in January 2011. As more of these individuals approach retirement, the U.S. faces significant challenges. As a result of retiring, baby… Read more »


Best Practices for Preventing Re-hospitalization

“Hospitalizations account for nearly one-third of the total $2 trillion spent on health care in the United States.”[1] A significant fraction of these hospitalizations are re-hospitalizations occurring soon after discharge. Re-hospitalizations result in increased costs to the payer, and potential negative impacts on patients related to complications of being hospitalized. The most important point here… Read more »


Social Media: A powerful marketing tool for Home Care providers

With over 2.7 billion Internet users worldwide, 191.4 million of those users are in the U.S and 73% of those Americans use Social Media[1]. Social Media networks are one of the largest communication platforms for personal and business use. Social Media is an effective way to educate and interact with your clients and prospects. So… Read more »


Your Simple Guide to Selecting the Right Software Vendor

Having been in Home Care for over 30 years as an owner, administrator, and software vendor, I have seen many regulatory changes affect financial stability and management of day-to-day operations, affecting our ability to provide the best possible outcomes for our clients.  Many of you will remember the Medicare PPS changes in 2000 and their… Read more »


Understanding the Full Value of an Electronic Visit Verification System

The benefits of Electronic Visit Verification – more than just time and attendance Anyone involved in healthcare is aware of the fraudulent activity that plagues the industry.  It seems as if there are always news headlines of someone in the healthcare industry committing Medicare/Medicaid fraud.  Some cases are intentional, while others are the unfortunate result… Read more »