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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.
Medicaid Cuts Would Force People with Disabilities into Nursing Homes(3/22/2017)
We dropped in on a press conference conducted by a Colorado non-profit that provides services, including home care services, to people with disabilities. The company's CEO had done quite a bit of research on the impact the American Health Care Act would have on the disabled should it become law.
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.
Meet CMS Administrator Seema Verma(3/15/2017)
What can the Healthcare at Home industry expect from the new CMS boss?
Livongo Health Gets $52.5 Million to Combat Diabetes(3/15/2017)
General Catalyst and Kinnevik co-lead investment group that includes Microsoft Ventures. Proceeds will be used to accelerate growth, add new chronic conditions, speed international expansion.
CHF Study Proves Value of Remote Patient Monitoring(3/15/2017)
This 2015 study is worth revisiting as the heat is turned up on reporting post-acute patient outcomes and further reducing hospital readmission.
NetMotion Diagnostics Gives IT Visibility into Mobile Network and Security Data(3/15/2017)
When field staff loses connectivity on their mobile device, tech support might stop having these conversation, "Let's try this. No? OK, how about this? Still no? Oh well, bring it in."
They're Back! Recovery Audit Contracts Awarded(3/8/2017)
Five RAC regions. Three new RAC contractors. Only one will address home health, home medical equipment, and hospice, not in its region but nationwide. Get acquainted with "Performant."
Briggs to Supply Electronic Forms to MatrixCare(3/8/2017)
"eBriggs for Home Care" will integrate PDF forms into point-of-care software. MatrixCare, formerly Soneto, is the first to partner.
Two Tech Companies Appoint Veteran Executives, Board Members(3/8/2017)
— Ankota introduces new COO, VP of Marketing, Director of Sales
— New data analytics firm welcomes Tom Maxwell to Board of Directors
Encompass Leverages Data Analytics to Achieve Clinical Transformation(3/1/2017)
A new predictive analytics system has brought better patient outcomes and stronger revenue growth to nine branches of a 30-state Home Health organization. Management is set to expand use of the tool to all 225-branches.
Palliative Care Providers Finding No Pain Relief(3/1/2017)
Can it really be this difficult to comply with MACRA? Palliative care providers are now facing penalties as high as 9 percent. We may have found a workaround for some of them.

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