Partnerships and Collaboration

Creating a Preferred Post-Acute Partner Network

It takes a village to care for an individual with health needs. From primary to acute to post-acute care and beyond, managed care organizations and health systems across the country are looking to create valuable strategic partnerships to achieve the best possible outcomes for all individuals. These systems look to their preferred provider network to improve quality of experience and cost of care and collaborate to make it happen. A critical decision for these organizations to make is to determine…

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Shaping Home Health and Hospice Through Advocacy

One thing that’s constant in healthcare is change. Both home health and hospice industries are certainly no stranger when it comes to making adaptions and adjustments on a regular basis. With ever-changing policies and regulations such as pre-claim review, electronic visit verification, home health groupings model, continuous reimbursement cuts and more, it’s important for providers to have a voice in the direction of the industry. After all, you have boots on the ground, seeing day in and day out the…

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10 Tips for a Smooth EHR Implementation

Advice from the Largest County Mental Health System: Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health It goes without saying that implementing new technology is no easy feat. But that doesn’t mean your electronic health record (EHR) implementation has to be a painful experience. Here are 10 tips to help keep your implementations as smooth as possible. Gathered from staff at all levels across all divisions at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, this advice applies to any organization…

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Reduce Recidivism and Save Money by Coordinating Justice and Behavioral Health Services

Many county and local justice systems receive large numbers of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders revolving through their doors. Not only do these repeat visits lead to increased populations and costs for already cash-strapped systems, individuals pay a price, missing opportunities to receive treatment. Let’s take a look at the facts: Twelve million people cycle through local jails every year. Out of this group, 64 percent of jail inmates suffer from a mental illness. 63 percent of…

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In Case you Missed It: CONNECTIONS2018 Day 3

We’re having a wonderful time in Phoenix at CONNECTIONS2018! Day three was kicked off by a fantastic panel lead by Netsmart Executive Vice President, Corporate Development Kevin Scalia. Joining him were leaders from industry associations, as they discussed issues facing community-based providers. Panelists included American Health Care Association President and CEO Mark Parkinson, National Association for Home Care and Hospice President Bill Dombi, National Association of Medicaid Directors Executive Director Matt Salo and National Council for Behavioral Health Medical Director Joe Parks, M.D. Awesome panel to discuss the…

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In Case You Missed It: CONNECTIONS2018 Day 2

Day two of #CONN18 continued with lots of fun, excitement and surprises. Our own CEO Mike Valentine welcomed visitors in an opening keynote featuring lots of great Netsmart updates and client stories. Full house for the #conn18 keynote! Let’s do this! pic.twitter.com/9hnHlb0XkP — Netsmart (@NetsmartTech) April 9, 2018 During the keynote, Netsmart Senior Vice President, Post-acute Dawn Iddings had the pleasure to formally announce myUnity™, our next generation EHR created to support all care at home and senior living providers…

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In Case You Missed It: CONNECTIONS2018 Day 1

We’re one day in to CONNECTIONS2018 and we’re having such a great time! It’s been great welcoming attendees from client and partner organizations from across the country as they join us to learn, collaborate and build relationships in order to help strengthen the future of healthcare. Hoped to attend CONNECTIONS2018, but couldn’t make it? Don’t worry! We’re keeping you up-to-date on some of the “In case you missed it” moments from #CONN18. On Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8,…

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Experts in Home Health Give Thoughts and Advice for 2018 – Part V

Previously, in Part IV of Experts in Home Health Give Thoughts and Advice for 2018, Arnie Cisneros and Kimberly McCormick from Home Health Strategic Management covered their ideas surrounding the approach to value-based care. As we continue with our series, Michael McGowan, OperaCare president, lends his thoughts surrounding how new regulation and compliance requirements for agencies might shift their approach to patient care. Compliance and Quality Equal Growth and Profit Regulatory and compliance updates simultaneously left nine states in the…

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Dr. Dan Reidenberg Empowers Front Line Nurses with Mental Health and Suicide Facts

Suicide. It’s a scary word. It’s also a serious public health issue. As the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., it can affect anyone regardless of age, race, gender or background; it doesn’t discriminate. Every 30 seconds, an individual attempts to take his or her own life. Every 11 minutes, an individual dies of suicide. Mental health and suicide prevention expert Dr. Dan Reidenberg will be addressing attendees at the Nursing Council on April 8 as part of the…

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Experts in Home Health Give Thoughts and Advice for 2018 – Part II

In Part I of our series, we briefly explored the home health landscape and featured the top challenges that test providers. Joy Cameron from ElevatingHOME lent some helpful information regarding value-based payment models in home health. Today, we resume our eight-part series, hearing from experienced home health professionals as they offer up valuable advice and insight into the direction of the industry for 2018. Be Prepared for the Next Chapter of CMS’s Bridge Too Far In the World War II…

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