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Case Study: How Technology Improves Quality of Care

December 11, 2017 2:32 pm Published by

Serving rural populations has always been challenging for the health care industry. Patients that require care often need to travel long distances for basic services, let alone specialized care. This of course interferes with effective coordination of care. Care providers like Sanford Health in the Dakotas have been successful in using technology to improve their quality of care. By leveraging various... View Article

Medicaid Waiver Programs

October 16, 2017 12:50 pm Published by

Section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act authorized the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver program. Under this program, states can provide services in homes and/or residential communities for patients who need care. Waiver programs keep patients in their home or a community-based setting instead of having to enter institutions or long-term care facilities, like nursing homes. Lower Cost... View Article

EVV Best Practices

October 9, 2017 12:46 pm Published by

The 21st Century Cures Act requires every state to develop an Electronic Visit Verification plan by 2019. All home care agencies will be required to use this system when submitting their bills for Medicaid reimbursement or through waiver programs. While this might appear to be a hassle at first, EVV does provide several benefits for managing your agency. It makes... View Article

What Medicaid Pays for Home Care

August 29, 2017 12:28 pm Published by

There’s no denying that home-based care services can prolong the amount of time that an individual can continue to live independently in their home, instead of an assisted living facility. In many cases, it is also the most cost-efficient way to provide care to patients who do not yet require 24/7 care. Home Care vs. Assisted Living Currently, two million Americans... View Article

Automated Billing for Direct Care

July 31, 2017 6:18 pm Published by

Keeping track of billables for services provided by your direct care agency, while making sure that you’re always within authorized limits, is time-consuming. Not to mention remaining in compliance with Medicare, Medicaid and other federal regulations. If you’re not using an automated billing system, this time spent on billing takes away your focus from other areas of your business, and this... View Article

Getting Beyond Manual Processes at Work

July 21, 2017 6:17 pm Published by

Are manual processes wasting your company time and money? Trying to keep information up-to-date in Excel sheets or an Access database can keep you from always having the most up-to-date information. Managing timesheets, employee tax records, billing, and training is difficult and time-consuming when you have to manually enter information. Not having accurate and up-to-date information at all times makes it difficult... View Article

Qualities of Good Direct Care Workers for People with Disabilities

July 12, 2017 6:13 pm Published by

Whether you’re a direct care agency hiring professional, or an individual hiring a worker to provide care for yourself or a family member, you want to make sure you are hiring someone who is suited for such an important position. Caring for someone with physical, mental or developmental limitations is an important job that not everyone is suited for. Those who... View Article

How Going Paperless Saves Money

July 5, 2017 6:11 pm Published by

Switching your company processes over to paperless, digital documentation has many benefits for both your company and your clients. Automating processes such as your invoicing system can save your company aggravation, time and money. Benefits of Invoice Automation How often have you been told by a client that they never received a paper invoice? This delays payments and causes you to... View Article

Why Home Care Needs Innovative Solutions

June 29, 2017 1:34 pm Published by

It is expected that by 2050, the senior population will reach 88.5 million. That figure will represent 20 percent of the population in the United States. With longer life expectancies, the need for affordable home-based care will skyrocket. Home Care is Preferable Most seniors would prefer to remain in their homes for as long as possible instead of having to move... View Article

Benefits of Mobile Apps for Direct Care Managers

June 15, 2017 1:11 pm Published by

To keep pace with government regulations, care providers are investing in technology solutions that help them stay in compliance. Additionally, direct care agencies are seeking mobile functionality that integrates into their existing systems and keeps information secure. Enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile apps are very valuable to healthcare providers, and direct care providers can experience many of the same benefits. Cost... View Article