Post-Acute Care providers, especially Homecare, Hospice, and Long-Term Care, are scrambling to form meaningful and beneficial partnerships with physicians, health systems, and ACO & Payer networks. One way to ensure that your organization is considered in this process, is to focus on advanced education for their caregivers, including health care aides.
Very few healthcare providers, especially in Homecare and LTC, provide adequate chronic disease education. If your clinicians do not master the basics, how can your agency possibly drive positive outcomes and be seen as a viable partner in this changing landscape?
Clinician Retention is still one of the most significant issues with which Healthcare organizations are facing. One reason for this is that most organizations do NOT have a formal Mentoring Program in place to ensure the happiness and tenure of their staff. This educational webinar will teach you how to build and implement a Mentor Program in your organization.
Post-acute healthcare providers are fighting battles on all fronts these days: decreased reimbursement, increased regulatory complexity, and clinician retention. Aspects of all this are out of their control – but one thing that every healthcare provider CAN control is how they treat their patients and customers. Having a structured and effective Customer Service program is not only the “right” thing to do, but it also has an impact on a provider’s ability to improve their Quality of Care.
Since an Electronic Medical Record system in the home care and hospice space is not "shrink wrapped" software bought off the shelf at your local Best Buy, it is critical that its deployment be done well, that it be configured to each customer's business needs. In part two of Darcey's series on software implementation, she offers a broad stroke outline for team structure, with a list of specific roles and responsibilities, that has been the foundation of successful software selections and implementations for many organizations she has worked with over the years.
A debate has been brewing over the past few years surrounding the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandatory and voluntary bundled payment programs. The eventual goal is to shift healthcare providers from fee-for-service payment models to those that are value-based, the most popular being mandatory and voluntary bundled payments. Click to read it all!
A nursing home that educated its sub-acute staff using Kenyon HomeCare Consulting courses on chronic disease dramatically reduced hospital readmissions and improved the quality of care. Consequently, the facility was asked to participate in two ACOs and was included in a prestigious grant award.
This is a case study on this amazing turnaround.