Author: Alora Home Health Software

As we head into the new year, Home Health agencies should have one eye in the rearview mirror, and one on the road ahead, adjusting the steering wheel for what's coming up. Here’s a look back on the home health care industry in 2021 and...

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A Look Back at the Biggest Stories in Home Care in 2021

From dealing with caregiver shortages and adjusting to COVID protocols, to EVV implementation in various states, and preparing for NOA billing, 2021 was a busy year in the home health care industry. Alora is committed to helping you navigate the ins and outs with timely blogs, fact-filled white papers, and informational webinars. If you missed anything, no worries, in this blog we’ll recap some of the most important topics and give you some quick shortcuts.

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Three Ways To Prepare Your Home Care Agency for Value-Based Purchasing Models

 

Value-based purchasing has pierced the home health care veil, and home care providers should be ready for those changes to affect their services and reimbursement. Home care has not yet been subject to value-based purchasing models of reimbursement, a system that would reimburse for care based on the quality of care provided to patients as well as their outcomes. In this article, we will go over tips that address how you can prepare your staff for these changes before they are required of you.

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Family caregivers are an essential component of our home health care system, and it’s important to consider their needs when you are taking care of clients in a number of ways. In this blog article, we will provide tips on how your agency can lessen their load and help them in meaningful ways.

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California Electronic Visit Verification Phase II Information

 

Like most other states, EVV was mandated for the state of California via the 21st Century Cures Act. Phase I of California EVV began at the start of 2021, with Phase II set to begin in January of 2022. What services are covered? Who is California's EVV state aggregator, and can I select my own system for my agency? We answer those questions and cover the bases in this blog...

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Home health agencies nationwide are preparing for CMS' declaration that No Pay RAPS will be replaced with a Notice of Admission process, scheduled to go into implementation on January 1, 2022. Earlier in the year, CMS published a memo explaining how to submit an NOA, however, many homecare providers still have a lot of questions.