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Perfect Storm Takes Aim at Florida(3/22/2017)
Florida has grown accustomed to weathering storms but not like this; not four concurrent regulatory storms hitting simultaneously.
Insurance to Protect Home Care Advertising Dollars(3/22/2017)
"The Internet changes everything." Even when a cliché is so overused that it becomes trite, it is worth repeating if it is still true. Guest author Roger McManus, an online marketing consultant, warns that you are throwing your advertising dollars away if you are still spending them the way you did before Google's star rating system and Yelp reviews took control of public opinion.
Regulatory Compliance Requires Knowing the New Rules(2/22/2017)
During a recent compliance conference, longtime home health attorney Elizabeth Pearson outlined a pathway to survival during a time when change is certain but its details are still unknown.
Power Shot Training Joins Forces with Savii Care(2/15/2017)
Guest author Michael Giudicissi describes PowerShot's new "Momentum Selling" webinar series.
ZPIC Shuts Down Large Texas Agency(2/13/2017)
The regulatory massacre in Texas, 20,000 patients suddenly without a home health agency, will be repeated in one Medicare zone after another. Here is how it happened and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you.
Former Congressman Explains "Repeal and Replace"(2/1/2017)
Former Congressman educates Homecare 100 audience about planning for the uncertainty of healthcare reform under a new HHS Secretary.
Curaport Launches New Educational Services(2/1/2017)
New online healthcare information and education curator offers convenient online learning tools.
Compliance Webinar Announced(1/4/2017)
Learn from an expert why your claims are being denied.
Time Running Out to Receive Free Copy of the 2016 Home Care CEO Leadership Study(12/7/2016)
Participate in the 2016 Home Care CEO Leadership Study before December 31 and receive a free copy of the final research report. This guest article by Stephen Tweed explains other participation benefits, links to the survey and complete instructions.
More Help Unpacking HHPPS 2017 Final Rule(11/30/2016)
The experts at HEALTHCAREfirst weigh in on the CMS 2017 final rule, with a free webinar on December 1.
Joel, Billy & TD...Make Room for the Hurricane!(10/26/2016)
Ever been to a tent revival meeting? Special correspondent Michelle Boasten attended Steve Weiss' "Hurricane Bootcamp" for owners of non-medical private duty agencies and came back believing that she had just seen one.
Amedisys VP Jailed for Wire Fraud(10/26/2016)
After pocketing more than $7.6 million over eight years, Michael David Pitts pleaded guilty last March and was sentenced last week to four years in prison.
Home Health Care 2.0; What Should We Call It?(10/19/2016)
At the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice Annual Conference last month, keynoters Bob Fazzi and Barbara McCann each separately pointed out that our industry is changing, has already changed and will continue to change over the next five years in such a way that it will need an entirely new name.
Netsmart Urges Senate Passage of Comprehensive Mental Health Bill (9/14/2016)
Netsmart, along with its new corporate entity the former Allscripts Home Care, is urging everyone in post-acute care to talk to their U.S. Senators about bills to support behavioral health services and finally bring Meaningful Use funds for EMR implementation in the post-acute space.
Experts Show How to Avoid Drowning in The Medicaid Sea(9/14/2016)
There is much talk today about the wisdom of expanding into Medicaid. Why do some provider agencies succeed and others fail miserably? Preparation, says industry veteran and ContinuLink software creator Scott Brashears.
Experts Offer Pre-Claim Webinar(8/26/2016)
Consultant Beth Carpenter decided a typical one-hour webinar was not enough to properly explore the ins and outs of Pre-Claim Approvals. So she and her colleagues developed a 4-part webinar series and priced it in the one-hour range.
Healthcare at Home Shows Up Well in 2016 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing List(8/17/2016)
Dozens of healthcare at home providers and tech vendors win spots on annual list of fastest growing privately-held companies.
EXCLUSIVE: Harvard Medical School Researching Home Care's Financial Impact(8/10/2016)
Our field's holy grail -- proof that in-home healthcare reduces costs to a degree many times more than what is spent to provide it -- has been elusive at best. That may be changing. The research everyone has been demanding for years is underway at Harvard Medical School, in cooperation with Right at Home and ClearCare.
IRS Notice 2016-40 Extends WOTC Transition Relief for 3 Additional Months(6/29/2016)
WOTC Tax Credits are typically worth $2,400 to $9,600 per employee. For-profit organizations should apply by September 28 to receive a credit for all employees hired since 1/1/15.
Webinar to Offer Bundled Payment Insights(6/15/2016)
Industry veteran Ken Accardi to teach techniques for being successful under bundled payment plans.
Insurance to Protect Home Care Advertising Dollars(5/18/2016)
"The Internet changes everything." Even when a cliché is so overused that it becomes trite, it is worth repeating if it is still true. Guest author Roger McManus, an online marketing consultant, warns in part five of his series on Reputation Marketing that you are throwing your advertising dollars away if you are still spending them the way you did before Google's star rating system and Yelp reviews took control of public opinion.
The Theory of Facebook Advertising(5/11/2016)
To spend or not to spend on Facebook ads. Social media marketing expert Roger McManus asserts the question is not quite that simple.
A Home Care Agency's Facebook Strategy(5/4/2016)
Now that you have built your Facebook business page, be sure to avoid common mistakes. It is not for direct selling, it is for demonstrating your expertise and professionalism.
Facebook's Free Tools for Agencies(4/20/2016)
In part 3 of his 5-part series, marketing consultant Roger McManus teaches us how to leverage the billion-dollar infrastructure Mark Zuckerberg has built for us.
Facebook: Profiles vs. Pages(4/13/2016)
Businesses are not people, Facebook says. Here are instructions to keep your business page separate from your personal profile.

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