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Things Your Agency Should Be Doing To Stay Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic On New Year’s Day, the Wall Street Journal reported the latest, emerging COVID-19 virus variants. Meanwhile, many countri...

Shelter-in-Place. Self-quarantine. Telehealth. Work-from-home. Zoom Meetings.  Microsoft Teams. Google Hangouts. Conference Calls.  Limited gatherings. COVID-19. Today’s home healthcare seems to r...

On November 4, 2020 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rule for 2021. Overall the changes this year were minimal since this was the first year for the Patient-Dri...

CMS Extends Moratorium Affecting New Home Health Care Agency Openings in Certain Cities   In this edition of the Homecare Software blog, we turn our attention to the CMS, and its crack down on fr...

Choosing EVV Software   As the 21st Century Cures act moves to the forefront of home health agency staffs, many agencies find themselves trying to prepare for the inevitable. According to their o...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and State Survey Agencies (SSAs) are conducting targeted infection control surveys of select home health and hospice providers to ensure provider...

Choosing the right EHR Software can be a make or break move for your business. In this blog we explore some of the considerations, strategies, and decisions making focal points that should be consider...

Search engine optimization is an important tool for all businesses to maximize exposure and reach potential customers. The business of Home Health care is no exception to this idea, as Homecare agenci...

Using Home Health Software Can Reduce Person-to-Person Contact & Facilitate Remote Work Across the country these past several days, many states are implementing stay-at-home or essential-travel on...

Patient Eligibility for Home Health Services Under Medicare In the latest Home Health news, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a more straight forward definition of...

Multiple Large Market States Including Illinois & California, Proposing Salary Increases For Home Care Workers   “Pride in my work, and love of my clients,” was the response a homecare wo...

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 ente...

Ohio EVV System Closer Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) Progresses Towards Implanting EVV System   The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) is adopting an EVV system, expected to go live in January...

Relief Fund Payments for Medicaid Only Providers Released by HHS   June 10,2020 – In the latest home health news, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), via the Health Reso...

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the healthcare sector and the businesses that operate within it consistently since its onset. At ALORA, we continue to serve our customers & partners at the high...

New Study Shows Duration of Average Home Health Care Visits Indicates Direct Correlation to Future Hospital Admissions in Patients   In the past few years, the conclusion of most experts seems un...

Study Indicates African American Patients Receiving Home Health Care Yield Higher Re-hospitalization Statistics   More than 12 million people annually receive home health care services in the Uni...

Mobile Ready Home Health Software Home health and home care agencies no longer need to invest in devices for caregivers. Alora’s entire platform is optimized for tablets and smart phones as well as ...

As EVV Mandates Approached – Lawmakers Wanted More Time In the last few years, several states in the U.S have implemented mandated EVV not only to reduce fraud, but to keep tighter controls on h...

Does My Patient Qualify for Medicare Services?   In this edition of the Alora Home Health blog, we’ll tackle a question that many agencies and caregivers must determine the answer to before any...