Friday, August 20, 2010

Home Care Leadership - What Agencies must do to Survive

As the debate over health care reform continues, home health agencies are facing an increasingly complex array of rules and guidelines that will dramatically reshape future business operations.

We've pulled out a great article written earlier this year by Daymarck's CEO and Founder, Nick Dobrzelecki, that discusses what home healthcare agencies must do to survive in this period of change.

Click here to read the full article. Feel free to post comments on your thoughts regarding this issue. We would love to get your perspective.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Why home health coders hold the edge as the healthcare arena continues to change

Complexity of home health coding dwarfs hospital issues.

A little more than 10 years ago in home health (HH), an agency could code as it wanted, with few restrictions, and get reimbursed at a high rate with no annual patient cap. Coding didn’t matter, according to many, because there wasn’t stringent regulation surrounding it. It was a time of PAIN-FREE CODING (TM).

Learn about the signifigant regulatory changes that have taken place over the last decade or so, and see some of the issues that distinguish HH coding from hospital coding. 

Read more of this article on the Daymarck website.

Decision Health Home Coding Summit

Packed house at Daymarck-sponsored Decision Health Home Coding Summit 2010 in Philadelphia.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

8th Annual Home Health Coding Summit

This week August 8-12, for the second year in a row, Daymarck is a sponsor at the 8th Annual Home Health Coding Summit, the gold standard in coding education. The summit is being held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel for the chance to network with fellow clinicians and coders. Check out our photos of the booth and who we are meeting.

Pictured here is Nick with Kathy Domenz, one of the first home care certified (HCS-D) coders at the program's inception in 2003.