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Formation of a National Electronic Visit Verification Association (NEVVA) Underway as an Outcome of EVV Summit

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jun 8, 2018
Formation of a National Electronic Visit Verification Association (NEVVA) Underway as an Outcome of EVV Summit

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL, June 5, 2018 — Tellus, LLC, a leading provider of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) solutions, sponsored an EVV Summit last week, titled eVVolution. The Summit, held May 30-June 1, 2019, at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort in Deerfield Beach, FL, drew more than 130 attendees representing some 70 organizations across home health agencies, managed care organizations and state Medicaid providers. Over the three-day period, attendees participated in an array of sessions and open dialogue covering topics surrounding EVV best practices, implications for self-direction, implementation timing and considerations, fraud, waste and abuse prevention as well as effective training and outreach methodology.

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Federal Pressure to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates Shows Improved Care for Patients at Home

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jun 8, 2018
Federal Pressure to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates Shows Improved Care for Patients at Home

When the federal government initially proposed fining hospitals for failing to reduce their readmission rates, many of those organizations directly affected by potential fines cried foul. Many hospitals said readmissions were being their ability to control and fining them was only going to lead to fewer opportunities to assist patients who needed care. However, a recent report has found that this pressure has led to some ancillary benefits, including improve support and care at home.

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VA May Help Aging Veterans Get the Care They Need in a Home Setting

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jun 7, 2018
VA May Help Aging Veterans Get the Care They Need in a Home Setting

Nursing homes are not only one of the costliest long-term care options available in the U.S., they are also commonly the last place people want to be. However, for millions of Americans, there may seem to be no other option aside from these facilities. When aging veterans reach a moment in their lives when Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) become too difficult and they can’t afford help at home and have no families to assist them, and they fall outside the purview of financial assistance through various pensions like Aid and Attendance, it may feel as though there’s no other choice.

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Could Parking Permits Improve Home Care Options for Urban Patients?

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jun 6, 2018

A topic that has been gaining traction for in home health care workers in urban regions lately involves parking. Many cities have incredibly challenging circumstances when it comes to on-street and off-street parking. In fact, in New York City, simply parking for the day could run close to $100 or more. Of course, hourly rates are much lower, but finding parking and then paying for it are two completely different issues.

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According to a Study, Government Level Funding Increases May Be Only Solution to Lower Wage Home Care Jobs

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jun 5, 2018
According to a Study, Government Level Funding Increases May Be Only Solution to Lower Wage Home Care Jobs

Home care may be the number one job creator in the country at the moment (and is expected to remain that way for at least the next ten years), it’s not producing high wage jobs. Despite efforts by the Department of Labor and other minimum wage increase advocates, the vast majority of in home health care providers are considered low wage workers and the pay often keeps them living in poverty.

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Shortage of Health Care Workers May Impact Home Care Markets

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jun 4, 2018
Shortage of Health Care Workers May Impact Home Care Markets

Currently there is a growing demand for health care workers across the broad spectrum of services needed at the moment, but there aren’t enough workers to fill these jobs. By 2025, it’s estimated that the nation will require 2.3 million new health care workers, but it will fall short of being able to fill those positions.

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Living Longer Means a Greater Chance for Seniors to Require In-Home Care

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | Jun 1, 2018
Living Longer Means a Greater Chance for Seniors to Require In-Home Care

While the life expectancy in the United States has inched upward during the past couple of decades, it hasn’t jumped as some may have expected when medical breakthroughs were occurring throughout the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Currently, women can expect to live, on average, 81 years and men 76.3 years. However, those numbers of from birth. When a person reaches 65, they may expect to live another 19 to 21 years and that means support and assistance will be likelier as a result.

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Some Boston-Area Home Care Groups Against Ballot Question Regarding Nurse Staffing

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | May 31, 2018
Some Boston-Area Home Care Groups Against Ballot Question Regarding Nurse Staffing

In an effort to boost nursing staff at hospitals, the Massachusetts Nurses Association has devoted a fair amount of time and other resources to legislation regarding nurse staffing ratios, but without much success. Now they are aiming to take the cause to the ballot box, letting the voters decide, and it’s picking up the interest and counter-effort of a few home care groups.

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Home Health for Sale in Texas

By Home Care Agency for Sale | October 16, 2014 | Comments Off on Home Health for Sale in Texas

Mansfield Texas Home Health (Home Care) for Sale Medicare Certified Medicaid Certified Low/No census Owes an amount to Medicare but will be paid at closing OWNER MOTIVATED! Contact Jason – 586-623-5616 *Healthcare Experience Required

Home Health Care for Sale (Medicare Certified) Southfield, MI (Oakland County)

By Home Care Agency for Sale | October 16, 2014 | Comments Off on Home Health Care for Sale (Medicare Certified) Southfield, MI (Oakland County)

Oakland County, Michigan Home Health for sale (past 36 month rule) Medicare Certified ACHC Accredited ULTRA CLEAN! NO ADRs or Audits Medicare certified with a 10 census. Clean, no ADRs or other issues. Covers the Tri-County area of Metro Detroit. Just increase marketing and start profiting! Owner willing to help transition Asking $195K Reference Vallexa…

Metro Detroit Home Health for Sale – only $175K Brownstown, MI (Wayne County)

By Home Care Agency for Sale | October 16, 2014 | Comments Off on Metro Detroit Home Health for Sale – only $175K Brownstown, MI (Wayne County)

Michigan Home Health care for sale (past 36 month rule). Medicare Certified, clean – no ADRs or other issues. CHAP Accredited Can cover the entire state of Michigan. Currently covers Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties. ONLY $175K CASH Contact Jason – 586-623-5616 **Cash equivalent to purchase price set aside to invest from currently available funds…

Home Care (Home Health) Greater Philadelphia, PA (Bucks County)

By Home Care Agency for Sale | October 16, 2014 | Comments Off on Home Care (Home Health) Greater Philadelphia, PA (Bucks County)

Medicare Certified Home Health Past the 36 month rule. Services the Greater Philadelphia, PA area 25 Census Clean – No issues – No audits Currently operating and billing Medicare. Owner motivated to sell Today $449K Rare Find – Contact us TODAY Contact Jason – 586-623-5616

Home Health for Sale (Dallas, Texas) Dallas, TX

By Home Care Agency for Sale | October 16, 2014 | Comments Off on Home Health for Sale (Dallas, Texas) Dallas, TX

Dallas Home Health for Sale Medicare Certified Covers 32 Counties License Deal (low/no census) Clean – No ADRs/Audits $299K Contact Jason – 586-623-5616 **Cash equivalent to purchase price set aside to invest from currently available funds required. ***Healthcare specific industry experience required.

Cheapest Clean Home Health Currently Available in MI Southfield, MI (Oakland County)

By Home Care Agency for Sale | October 16, 2014 | Comments Off on Cheapest Clean Home Health Currently Available in MI Southfield, MI (Oakland County)

$169K FIRM Medicare Certified Home Health in Michigan Past the 36 month rule Currently services the tri-county area (Oakland-Wayne-Macomb) Clean – No issues – No audits Currently operating and billing Medicare Owner motivated to sell TODAY $169K Firm Contact Jason – 586-623-5616 **Cash equivalent to purchase price set aside to invest from currently available funds…