Simplifying scheduling with integrated dashboards

June 2, 2017| Blog, Health Care, Managed care, Provider, Technology

A quality employee base is important in every industry, but in home care, it’s an absolute necessity. Providers invest a lot of time into managing their caregivers, from ensuring they have the right certifications to maximizing each aide’s schedule. Provider agencies that don’t manage their caregivers efficiently and effectively could lose out on revenue and billing opportunities, impacting their bottom line in the long run.

Caregiver burnout is a significant industry problem, with 40-60 percent turnover rates in home care agencies leading to an estimated $5 billion in turnover costs each year. Aides who feel overworked or who are paired with clients who are ill-suited to them – and therefore difficult to manage – may be more likely to leave an agency. Agencies need to leverage the available technology and processes to address these challenges and retain quality talent. Read More

Why value is the hottest word in home care

May 23, 2017| Blog, Homecare, Managed care, Provider

Value-based care is a major area of focus in the health care community and home care is no exception. Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) are under tremendous pressure to deliver value – improving results while controlling costs – and these efforts will inevitably put similar pressure on providers.

As a result, MCOs will be assessing prospective network providers with a keen focus on their ability to deliver value. Home care providers that can demonstrate value will have a substantial advantage in this new landscape as payers look to build out a network that can provide the most efficient and effective care. Providers that can do this will benefit from increased referrals and an opportunity to substantially grow their agency.

While value is a word that is being thrown around by almost everyone in the industry, what does it mean for a home care provider to demonstrate value? The simplest way to think about this is to put yourself in the payer’s shoes: If you are looking for home care agencies that you can trust, what do you want to see?

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