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COVID-19 Survivors: Are you Ready & Willing to Care for These Patients?

Posted on: May 29, 2020

It is estimated that at least 700,000 COVID-19 survivors will require post-acute care after hospital discharge.  Individuals that survive critical COVID-19 illness are facing serious impairments. They may have profound weakness, deconditioning, delirium, postural instability, decreased lung capacity and significant functional deficits. These individuals require rehabilitation in a post-acute setting to improve functional status prior to returning back to normal life. 

Are you ready and willing to care for these patients? 

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Tags: COVID-19, Coronavirus

$100 Billion Infusion of Medicare Dollars to Begin as Early as Today!

Posted on: April 10, 2020

Breaking News: $100 Billion Emergency Fund Distribution Begins
 
CMS plans to release the first $30 billion of the emergency funds as early as today (Friday, April 10, 2020) via electronic payment to providers’ bank accounts.
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Tags: COVID-19, Coronavirus

Solutions for HHAs Amidst COVID-19 + PDGM

Posted on: April 9, 2020

HealthPRO® Heritage at Home: PPE/Safety Update
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Tags: PDGM, Home Health Agency, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Virtual Symposium for Healthcare Leaders RE COVID-19

Posted on: April 6, 2020

HealthPRO® Heritage has pulled together what promises to be a rich discussion between several thought-leaders to share perspective & best practices developed thus far in the response efforts to COVID-19. This is in collaboration with: CliftonLarsonAllen, MatrixCare, Johnson Kendall & Johnson, Net Health, and Ziegler. 

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Tags: #partnership, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Healthcare Leaders: SNF/Hospital Partnerships Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on: April 2, 2020

Skilled nursing facility operators must recognize that partnerships with hospitals have never been more important than now. HealthPRO® Heritage offers strategy & tangible resources to support efforts to collaborate with local hospitals amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

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Tags: #partnership, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Healthcare + Finance Leaders: Reimbursement/Cash Flow Strategies

Posted on: April 1, 2020

1. New Survey Guidance
In response to the national emergency declaration as a result of COVID-19, CMS has recently issued a new memorandum to State Survey Agency Directors. For a 3-week time period only, beginning 3/20/20, the following survey types will be prioritized:

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Tags: COVID-19, Coronavirus

Home Health & CMS COVID-19 Flexibilities: Read the Fine Print

Posted on: April 1, 2020

Currently home health agencies are fighting to stay productive and profitable in the PDGM operating environment, now compounded by the COVID-19 national emergency. While this week’s CMS COVID-19 rulings feature many great new proposals, home health agencies may remain feeling somewhat puzzled about the practical implications of what was actually released. HealthPRO-Heritage is here to help break down the confusion. The below chart provides insight on what these new proposals actually mean for home health agencies going forward. Here is what we know so far:

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Tags: COVID-19, #homehealth, Coronavirus

Senior Living Leaders: Hospital & SNF Partnerships Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on: March 31, 2020

Senior Living communities must recognize that partnerships with local hospitals & SNFs have never been more important. HealthPRO® Heritage offers strategy & tangible resources to support Senior Living Leaders' efforts to collaborate with hospital and SNF partners during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Tags: senior living, Senior Living Community, COVID-19, Coronavirus, hospital

CMS Authorizes COVID-19 Accelerated and Advanced Medicare Payments to Qualifying Providers

Posted on: March 30, 2020

CMS provided notice of the expansion of its Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program for qualifying Medicare participating providers to ensure liquidity throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The Program enables qualifying Medicare providers to receive an advance worth 3 months of average billings.

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Tags: COVID-19, Coronavirus

From the Home Health Frontlines: Tips & Trends Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Fifteen-year home health therapist and Vice President of Clinical Strategies for HealthPRO® Heritage at Home, Jason L. Sasser, shares best practices and perspective on what the COVID-19 crisis means for home health providers during his interview for The Strategy Academy podcast series. Highlights from that discussion are summarized here:

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Tags: COVID-19, #homehealth, Coronavirus