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Homecare Software Blog – U.S. Uncertainty Within Aggression of Immigration Policy Makes Disruptive Waves Across Home Health Businesses Nationwide

Last week in Albuquerque, a classroom full of students sat learning proper methods in caring for elderly patients. This has become common in states across the U.S, as a surge in immigrant workers entering the home health and homecare workforce, has greatly diversified a workforce of approximately 3 million people who help older ailing adults Read More

Homecare Software Blog – Caregivers & Payors Nationwide Step up Demands for Home Care Providers to Offer Educational Programs & Training

Home health care providers have been under mounting pressure in the past few years to offer educational training and classes to their employees not only as a means of recruitment, but additionally  to reduce turnover in a high turnover industry. Dramatic change in the insurance industry paired with changing demographics is piling onto that pressure Read More

Homecare Software Blog – Congress Face Decisions on Protecting Rural Area Seniors’ Access to Homecare

Medicare’s home health care benefit is widely considered a necessary component in the challenge of keeping the aging population of Americans healthy without having to be hospitalized or check into a facility. This of course creates a greater reliance on home health care, which has ripple effects across many industries, including caregivers, nurses, agencies, home Read More

Homecare Software Blog – National Uptick in Home Health Agencies Wrongly Denying Medicare To Chronically Ill Patients

A growingly common misconception in the home health/homecare industry is that Medicare does NOT cover homecare services. Medicare does in fact cover home health and homecare services for patients who qualify. According to recent reports from advocates for seniors and the home care industry, many of the policies intended to combat fraud and reward the Read More

Homecare Software Blog – Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) Progresses Towards Implanting EVV System

21st Century CURES Act requires that visits conducted for personal care services or home health care services are verified through an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system. The EVV solution is to verify the type of service performed, the individual receiving the service, the date of the service, the location of service delivery, the individual providing Read More

Homecare Software Blog – Forthcoming Ohio Department of Medicaid EVV Mandate Still Offers Agencies Choices in Homecare Software

Alora Home Health Software offers Ohio Agencies Compliance & More Workflow Productivity Scheduled to go into effect in Jan of 2018, the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) will begin implementation of a mandated Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system. ODM has contracted with independent provider Sandata to offer EVV to agencies operating within the state; however, ODM Read More

Homecare Software Blog – Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services

Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services CMS recently announced its implementation of the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Medicare certified home health agencies in select states. This is a three-year demonstration that will begin this year in Illinois, Florida, and Texas no earlier than the first day of August, October, and December respectively. The demonstration Read More