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How Technology Drives Game-Changing Workforce Satisfaction

David Strocchia, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Post-Acute

Thursday, January 26 | Thought Leadership,EHR Solutions and Operations,Care Coordination

EHRs have evolved to serve as a foundational launching point for integrated, coordinated healthcare. Hear how county providers can optimize the capabilities of their EHRs to help recruit and retain high-quality clinical, financial and operations staff to support overall workforce improvements.

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NAHC President Bill Dombi Shares 2023 Industry Outlook

Mike Dordick, Senior Vice President – Post-Acute Strategy, Netsmart, President, McBee

Wednesday, January 25 | Thought Leadership,Post-Acute Care,Value-based Care

From workforce issues to value-based reimbursement models and legislative & regulatory change, there is plenty for hospice and home care agencies to keep an eye on in 2023. The National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) President Bill Dombi discusses the trends of the new year and offers his expert advice on how to navigate the coming months.

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Honoring His Legacy, In Service to Others

Wendy Hill, Chief People Officer

Monday, January 16 | Netsmart Life

As we reflect on Martin Luther King Day, we challenge our associates and those around us to spread awareness and take action. Learn about the history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the history of MLK Day of Service and how our Netsmart D&I Council honored his legacy through volunteering for a better community.

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The Future of CCRCs: Success for 2023 and Beyond

Netsmart

Tuesday, December 20 | Thought Leadership,Post-Acute Care,Value-based Care

According to a recent report, there will be a “healthy demand” for Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC). That doesn’t mean there won’t be any challenges. Leaders of these full continuum communities are still dealing with issues like inflation and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Senior care expert Eva Bering, MSN, MHA, RN, NHA, shares her thoughts on what leadership and boards of not-for-profit life plan communities need to focus on for future success.

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Extreme Usability: Enhancing the User Experience

Tricia Zerger, Director of Child & Family and Developmental Services

Wednesday, December 14 | Thought Leadership,Human Services

Staffing stress and workforce shortages have been at the forefront of healthcare organizations' major roadblocks to delivering quality care. Embracing technology by empowering your workforce with the tools and services to provide better patient outcomes can be your next step in the right direction.

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Finding Success with Value-Based Payment Models

Dawn Iddings, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Post-Acute

Thursday, December 01 | Thought Leadership,Post-Acute Care,Value-based Care

Most payers believe a majority of their contracts will be value-based within a few years. Some of them are already preparing while others haven't made the change. We take a look at five steps to help with the transition to a value-based payment model.

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Four EVV Challenges and How Addressing Them Can Improve Care and Operations

Hannah Patterson, Vice President, Workforce Management

Wednesday, November 30 | Value-based Care,Thought Leadership

The electronic visit verification (EVV) mandate has been in effect for personal care services for more than a year. The January 1, 2023, deadline (with a few exceptions) is looming and many providers are still working to put together a plan to meet it. Here are four challenges that providers are facing with EVV and how addressing them can improve care and operations.

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Uplifting Our Veterans in the Workforce

Ada Gudex, Manager & Senior Solution Strategist

Friday, November 11 | Netsmart Life,Cause Connected,Meet Our Veterans

Veterans Day is a time to pay tribute and celebrate all military veterans who served or are still serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Hear from one of our veterans, Ada Gudex, as to how Netsmart supports veterans inside and outside of the workplace, the work we do alongside our clients to help veterans achieve the best life possible, as well as the importance and value of the Hiring Our Heroes Program and our NetVets associate resource group (ARG).

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iQIES Connectivity: What Post-Acute Providers Need to Know Now

Corey Pauley, Senior Director of Engineering, Netsmart Simple

Tuesday, November 01 | Post-Acute Care,Value-based Care,Thought Leadership

Things are changing for skilled nursing providers in 2023. An internet-based system known as iQIES will be used for data submissions to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We take a look at what you need to know about the new system.

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Telehealth and LTPAC
Part 2: Leading Geriatric Practice Uses Virtual Care to Overcome Delays in Treatment

AJ Peterson, Vice President and General Manager of Interoperability

Tuesday, November 01 | Value-based Care,Thought Leadership,Post-Acute Care

Telehealth and LTPAC, part two of our two-part series. Hear from a leading geriatric practice on how they use telehealth and what the future holds for virtual care.

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Part 6: Benefits, Challenges and the Future of Peers

Denny Morrison, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Advisor

Thursday, October 06 | Human Services,Thought Leadership,Value-based Care

In the final segment of our six-part blog series, Peer Support and Recovery Service in Behavioral Healthcare, Denny Morrison shares the clinical and financial benefits of peers, workforce obstacles peers experience and look to the future of peer programs.

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Telehealth and LTPAC
Part 1: Making Virtual Care a Reality Beyond COVID-19

AJ Peterson, Vice President and General Manager of Interoperability

Wednesday, October 05 | Value-based Care,Thought Leadership,Post-Acute Care

Strategies for leveraging virtual care and telehealth to improve care coordination and communication between providers and patients.

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Webinar Recap: What’s Next for MCOs After EVV Compliance

Hannah Patterson, Vice President, Workforce Management

Wednesday, September 28 | Value-based Care,Thought Leadership

As the upcoming EVV compliance timeline is quickly approaching, we thought it would be interesting to discover how the initial phase and implementation of EVV has affected managed care organizations (MCOs), and their provider networks. This blog recaps a recent Netsmart webinar that addressed the details of this topic with the talented Dr. Melissa Berdell, Director Fraud, Waste and Abuse at Highmark Wholecare.

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Question, Persuade and Refer: The Importance of Suicide Prevention Training 

Liz Thiel, Vice President, Human Resources

Wednesday, September 21 | Human Services

By understanding mental health and suicide go hand-in-hand we can take the first step in reducing suicide risk and help heal our families, friends and loved-ones heal and grow forward as a community.

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Part 5: Current State of Peers in the United States - Demographics and Economic Impact

Denny Morrison, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Advisor

Monday, September 19 | Human Services,Thought Leadership,Value-based Care

In our most recent blog, The Role of Peers and Mutual Support in Alcoholics Anonymous, we discussed the fascinating history of Alcoholics Anonymous and its contributions to today's health care continuum. Evolving in parallel to the mental health peer movement, AA and its affiliate organizations, e.g., Narcotics Anonymous came to identical conclusions about the unique value of mutual support. Join Denny Morrison, as he unpacks how often peers are used, how they are credentialed and how they affect the economics of health care in the United States.

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