Tag: technology

Study finds 62% of post-acute care facilities rely on phone calls to transfer resident data

PointClickCare released a study, 2019 Patient Transition Study: Technology Use During Transitions of Care, in partnership with research firm Definitive Healthcare. Researchers found that 62% of post-acute care facilities rely on phone calls to transfer resident information from hospitals to post-acute care facilities. The study reveals how commonly phone calls, emails, and even faxes are […]

New law allows delay of electronic visit verification requirement

States and providers alike may have more time to prepare for and implement electronic visit verification (EVV) as required under the 21st Century Cures Act. The 21st Century Cures Act requires states implement an EVV system for providers offering personal care, homemaking, respite and other non-medical services funded by Medicaid. EVV was supposed to be […]

New guidance answers some questions on electronic visit verification requirement

New guidance for implementing electronic visit verification (EVV) as required under the 21st Century Cures Act may open the door for agencies to seek financial support for the cost of implementing such a system. The 21st Century Cures Act requires states implement an EVV system for providers offering personal care, homemaking, respite and other non-medical […]

Vendor’s disposal of equipment can expose PHI, create PR nightmare

Be careful when identifying third-party vendors to dispose of equipment that may contain patient protected health information (PHI).If you don’t properly vet a vendor, you may be more likely to suffer breach-related headaches, says attorney Tatiana Melnik, health care and technology attorney at Melnik Legal in Tampa, Fla. A doctor and her employer, Grand Rapids, […]

Implement Electronic Visit Verification to comply with 21st Century Cures Act

Home care agencies offering personal care, homemaking, respite and other non-medical services funded by Medicaid will soon be required to implement Electronic Visit Verification (EVV). Agencies should take note of available options and best practices to stay in compliance and avoid penalties. This change primarily impacts Medicaid for now, but will be coming later for […]

ACO survey shows lack of integrated data

Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) may be struggling to form due to systems interoperability, according to a report from Premier, a healthcare performance improvement alliance and ehealth Initiative, a membership organization that provides services and activities to educate on the current environment, policies, trends and best practices in health IT. Of course, it’s worth mentioning that […]