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Addus, Homecare Homebase Co-Building New Tech Platform for a ‘Unified Patient Record’

Two in-home care powerhouses — a provider and technology company — are teaming up to build a new kind of data platform. On Thursday, Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) announced that it has entered into a joint software-development agreement with Homecare Homebase (HCHB) to build “the industry’s first integrated, enterprise-level solution for all types of …

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Providers Scramble to Figure Out EVV as Implementation Date Inches Closer

When it comes to clinical and operational efforts, COVID-19 has been at the forefront for most home-based care providers. With the public health emergency top of mind, it may be easy to forget that new federal technology requirements — electronic visit verification (EVV), in particular — are right around the corner. Starting on Jan. 1 …

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[Sponsored] Questions and Answers: How to Prepare for EVV in 2021

Mandated under the 21st Century Cures Act, Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is finally coming to fruition for many organizations starting January 1, 2021. With the effective date rapidly approaching, many agencies are still asking questions. “States and providers are still in the thick of EVV implementation,” says Courtney Martin, EVV expert of technology solutions provider …

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[Sponsored] How Virtual Care Will Evolve in 2021 and Beyond

Virtual care had begun to make inroads in various health care settings even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the novel coronavirus prompting a massive shift away from in-person contact of all kinds, virtual care began to surge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took one measure of the uptick in the …

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EVV Around the Corner: Final Steps for Implementation

With just six weeks remaining in 2020, states are making final preparations for the defacto start of Electronic Visit Verification, or EVV, in which providers of Medicaid personal care services (PCS) and home health services log their visits. It’s been a slow, steady climb to this point. Per the 21st Century Cures Act, which Congress …

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[Sponsored] Celebrating Caregivers: 3 Ways To Show You Care

November is National Home Care & Hospice Month, a time to celebrate and recognize the practice of home-based care and all the people who make it possible. This week focuses solely on home care aides. To reward front line workers in the health care system, CellTrak and National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) …

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[Sponsored] Improving the Patient Experience: The Value of EVV

Today’s health care landscape is focused largely on patient experience and patient needs. That’s part of what makes EVV so important. The 21st Century Cures Act mandates Electronic Visit Verification, or EVV, in which all providers of Medicaid personal care services (PCS) and home health services log their visits electronically. For all intents and purposes, …

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[Sponsored] Emergency Preparedness: 6 Areas to Consider for Home-Based Care Technology

Whether in the home-based care industry or simply life in general, the people and businesses that have persevered in 2020 have been those equipped to safely adjust to emergencies. The year has seen more than its share of aggressive, natural phenomena, such as wildfires, tropical storms and flooding, and winter will soon bring powerful snowstorms …

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[Sponsored] EVV: How Providers Can Best Prepare Staff

While most home health care providers have shifted priorities in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one item that is not shifting for most agencies that deliver Medicaid services is the January 2021 implementation requirements for Electronic Visit Verification, or EVV. Originally set to launch Jan. 1, 2020, EVV implementation has, in effect, been delayed …

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[Sponsored] EVV Vendor Selection: 3 Considerations for Providers

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) will be required in most states by Jan. 1, 2021, and there is a lot that home health care agencies, as well as personal care providers, must do in the meantime to prepare before the deadline strikes. There are two types of EVV models for a state: open and closed. Closed …

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