To help Home Health agencies navigate the changing PPS landscape, SHP has released a new version of the popular HHRG Worksheet.
Home Health Line publishes article using SHP's Hospice HIS data
As you reach the final stages of your OASIS-C1 preparations, take a moment to double check your processes and ensure you are ready for the 2015 PPS changes. A lot is changing in how case mix points and HHRG scores are calculated and there are some simple tools available to help you understand these changes and maybe make your New Year a little brighter.
Rumors have been circulating that come 2019, all patient assessment documents would utilize one instrument.
Clients using the Delta Crescendo software now have access to a new style of SHP interface!
In the first three months since the implementation of the Hospice Item Set (HIS), all but one of the 7 CMS Quality Measures have improved since July 2014.
Home health offers hospitals one of the best strategies to reduce admissions, but are we living up to the challenge? See what the data show.
Based on SHP's national database, visits per episode have been decreasing by close to a full visit over recent years, but there is something else in play.
True performance improvement happens when you marry data with high accountability and embed it in your daily process. The right tools make it possible.
SHP is an approved CAHPS® Vendor and began providing survey administration for early adopters on September 1, 2014.
This guide is an excellent reference for anyone who works with OASIS Assessments to improve accuracy.
SHP's new real-time Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) reports help you get ahead of the curve and proactively intervene where improvement is in order.
Attaya will be a panelist on the FMC Financial Managers Open Forum / Closing General Session.
Download SHP's detailed FEHC-to-CAHPS® Hospice Crosswalk for free
SHP's data and other studies show that hospice care reduces costs and, as evaluated by consumers, consistently provides high quality care.
SHP clients now have even better insights into how well telehealth technologies are reducing visits without compromising quality, lowering hospital readmissions rates, controlling costs, improving clinical outcomes, and leading to a better patient experience.
In the State of the Industry Report for Home Health and Hospice, three things in particular struck a chord with me as a technology executive
Long-time SHP client National HealthCare Corporation (NHC), has been named by Forbes magazine as one of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America.
Efforts on the vendors’ part will greatly ease the transition(s) for home health agencies.
CMS has put its final stamp of approval on the Hospice Item Set (HIS). Now you need to get your hospice ready. Here’s how.
Strategic Healthcare Programs, (SHP) a national healthcare data analytics and benchmarking company, has named Christopher M. Attaya its Vice President of Business Intelligence.
Despite double warnings, late recerts continue to be an issue. Why do they matter and what can you do about it?
Costs may continue to increase, even as reimbursement rates decline. Efficiency and productivity are being cut because of downsizing.
In late February, CMS announced that, for the first time, quality measures have been added to Physician Compare for group practices and ACOs.
In the period November 1st, 2013, through January 30th, 2014, we averaged a new client every other business day.
Using data collected from SHP clients who are using our hospice data analysis and benchmarking solution, we were able to fairly closely approximate the HIS measures and determine how well hospices are documenting their care and processes in key areas covered by the new item set.
We think the new measure is more favorable to home health and strikes a nice balance between emulating the hospital measure and giving agencies an accurate evaluation of their performance.
If you insist on outsourcing your coding, we’re very accustomed to working with those organizations in a complimentary manner.
Clients of HCHB now have access to a new style of SHP interface where both transmission of data and retrieval of all SHP alerts takes place directly within the HCHB application.