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Valerie VanBooven RN BSN to Speak at Home Care Association of Florida’s 28th Conference and Trade Show July 23-27.

For Immediate Release HCAF’s 28th Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held July 23-27 at Renaissance at SeaWorld Orlando.  This year’s conference theme is “Reflect. Reset. Renew.” Valerie will be speaking on Wednesday July 26th at 4pm. Her presentation title is “Online Marketing for Home Care Agencies in 2017 Leads, Visibility, Authority” Agenda Items…

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24Hr HomeCare to Deploy Wanda’s Home-Centered Care Technology to Improve Care and Reduce Readmissions

24Hr HomeCare to Deploy Wanda’s Home-Centered Care Technology to Improve Care and Reduce Readmissions. San Francisco-based Wanda is dedicated to advancing the effectiveness and efficiency of medicine by using machine learning in place of conventional technologies and by enabling clinicians to make more informed care decisions.

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Small Home Care Facilities to Be Inspected by Sacramento Fire Thanks to Federal Grant

Small Home Care Facilities to Be Inspected by Sacramento Fire Thanks to Federal Grant. Throughout Sacramento County, California, most larger home care agencies are required to be inspected by the fire marshal to determine if they comply with safety measures. However, until recently, there hasn’t been the legal requirements or even funding to complete these inspections for small agencies.

Even though many seniors know full well what to do in the event of an emergency, such as a fire, understanding what’s expected and actually being able to do it are completely different things. In some situations, with limited mobility or other physical or health issues, being able to evacuate the residential home care facility may not be practical or feasible.

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Australian Study Finds Home-Based Care Reduces Hospital Readmission Rates and Mortality Rates

There’s no place like home—when it comes to long-term heart health, a recent Australian study suggests, it actually may be one of the best places. For those with elderly loved ones, especially loved ones who suffer from chronic heart conditions, premium care and quality-of-living is a top priority. One of the most popular options is home-based health treatment. Many, however, are curious about the long-term effects of home-based health treatment, and wonder if the added comfort comes at a health cost. According to the aforementioned study, the answer is “no.”

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Axxess Releases White Paper for Home Health Agencies: ICD-10-CM Transition: Prepare for Cash-Flow Impact

The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will affect every part of an agency’s practice, from software upgrades, to patient referrals, to clinical documentation and billing. According to research by the American Health Information Management Association, providers should expect a decrease in productivity of claims processing by as much as 69 percent during the first year of implementation.

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Faces of Fraud: Home Health Care Agency Owners Convicted of Medicare Fraud in Detroit

Two home health care agency owners in the Detroit area were convicted for their roles in a $33 million Medicare fraud scheme. The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade of the Eastern District of Michigan, Special Agent in Charge Paul M. Abbate of the FBI’s Detroit Field Office, and Special Agent in Charge Lamont Pugh III of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General’s (HHS-OIG) Chicago Regional Office.

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