PT, OT and SLP can be critical components of the PAC plan of care. They provide skilled rehabilitation support and education to help patients cope with symptoms, return to full functioning, or live with new limitations. PAC therapies can greatly influence outcome assessment in the continuing shift to a quality-based system.
Interoperability implies provider-to-provider communication among many simultaneous data partners: physicians and specialists; laboratories and pharmacies; hospitals and LTPAC (long-term and post-acute care) facilities.
As patients maneuver throughout the healthcare continuum, interoperability has become a crucial feature for EMR systems. Reliable interoperability is particularly important in the home healthcare arena, because LTPAC patients are more likely to have chronic conditions and comorbidities that necessitate frequent transition between multiple care providers.
The coronavirus crisis came on the heels of PDGM implementation, bringing significant change for hospice and home health providers. We’re taking a look at what has happened so far, what’s happening now, and what might be ahead for hospice and home health agencies.
Selecting the right EMR can be critical to the success of your agency in the ever more competitive post-acute care market.
Doing your due diligence is critical to finding, evaluating, and selecting an EMR solution that’s right for your agency.
Managing change can be a complex and challenging process. There are ways to do so, however, that can help minimize the negative impacts, maximize the benefits, and keep stress levels down––even during times of crisis.
It’s important to know what to look for when you’re looking for a new EMR solution. It is especially important to find out what other agencies–and EMR users–have to say about the system(s) you are considering. Both Hospice of the Piedmont and Allied Services left Cerner for NDoc within the past five years, after looking at several other EMR vendors.
There is a lot to consider when looking for a new EMR solution. Perhaps the most important thing to know is what other agencies–and EMR users–have to say about the system(s) you are considering. Allied Services left Cerner for NDoc about five years ago, after considering several other EMR vendors.
Thornberry Ltd has been rated #1 by customers once again, making it seven in a row for the company’s NDoc® home health and hospice EMR.
Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are a fact of life in the healthcare arena. More than just the middlemen, PBMs offer a broad range of services that are particularly critical to hospice agencies.