Post-acute Care

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 IV

Last time in our home health experts series, National Association for Home Care and Hospice President Bill Dombi took a high-level approach toward home health’s impact on healthcare as a whole. Today, Arnie Cisneros and Kimberly McCormick from Home Health Strategic Management talk about making the shift from a high amount to a high quality of care. Embrace the “Volume to Value” Transition Healthcare reforms have been slated towards improving the value of care costs for a number of years, and…

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

In our previous installment, we heard from Rich Chesney, president of Healthcare Market Resources, as he shared his thoughts and insight into what recent payment legislation means for the future of the home health industry. National Association for Home Care and Hospice President Bill Dombi continues our series with home care experts as he provides his thoughts on the direction of Home Health in 2018. Home Health in 2018 As we begin 2018, home health care is well positioned to…

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What Does Behavioral Health Have to Do With Home Health?

As healthcare continues to evolve, so does the overlapping of care specialties. There’s continuing examination that suggests certain health conditions may affect an individual in other areas of health – one condition may cause or further aggravate another. This is why it’s important to provide holistic, whole-person care with a comprehensive approach that addresses the full spectrum of health, including all that relates to physical and behavioral health. Although any individual may require some type of care at home, seniors…

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

Uncertainty is nothing new for home health providers. Since becoming a Medicare benefit in the mid-1980’s, the only constant was change. The past year featured more uncertainty than normal, as 2017 saw a number of challenges arise for home health providers, both from a regulatory and business climate perspective. Much of the year was spent in anticipation of the finalization of the HHGM while providers simultaneously prepared to meet the new Conditions of Participation. Meanwhile, the public reporting of data…

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Recruiting and Retaining Staff for Success

There’s a growing demand for skilled clinicians and caregivers across the entirety of healthcare as our population ages and requires more services. Organizations are in fierce competition with each other not only for hiring, but also for retaining the most qualified professionals in the field. In order to be successful, organizations need to evaluate their teams to determine if they have the right players on the roster and work on steps to keep them satisfied and content enough to stick…

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Netsmart Talks Post-Acute Legislative and Policy Advocacy with Home Care and Long-Term Care Associations

Fast-evolving convergence in healthcare was the common theme of recent Netsmart public policy advocacy meetings with key national home care and long-term care (senior living) associations in Washington. Netsmart Executive Vice President Kevin Scalia, Industry Relations Strategist Dave Kishler and Post-acute Strategy and Solutions Team Members Teresa Craig, Jeremy Mercer and Robert Love met with five key associations representing post-acute providers: the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), LeadingAge, ElevatingHOME and…

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One Organization’s Journey to Whole-person Care: Landis Communities

Ensuring that an individual’s needs are met across various areas of care can be complex and overwhelming, but with correct tools in place, organizations can achieve whole-person care and do it well. Facilitating interoperability between care providers is key and necessitates the need for investing in the right technology to make it happen. Eva Bering is vice president of operations at Landis Communities, a five-star, full service, live-at-home facility in Lititz, Penn. It offers a 114-acre continuing care retirement community…

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One of These Things is Not Like the Other … Or Is It?

Over the last 50 years, Netsmart has been recognized as a leader in electronic health records (EHR), integration and automation for the behavioral health and social services communities. Over the last two years, I’ve often been asked, why did we decide to bring that experience and expertise to post-acute providers? There are quite a few reasons why we decided to move into the post-acute community. On the surface, behavioral health, post-acute and social services communities may seem completely different, but…

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