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[Event] Top Takeaways from LTC 100

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Mon, May 07, 2018 @ 07:42 AM

Our executives returned from this year's LTC 100 event with 10 top takeaways for post-acute care leaders and immediately saw three ways we can help.

#1: Managed Care Will Become Your Best Payer

This means it's critical for you to streamline contract and case management right now. Bring contract data, plus best practice processes online with Managed Care MASTER to keep case and contract management quick and easy for staff.

#2 Make Staffing a Strategic Priority

Healthcare staffing remains a challenge, but bringing recruiting online with primeFORCE Job Center can help you hire qualified candidates faster. We've channeled primeFORCE partnerships with top insurance agencies into affordable employee benefits plans that will help you attract and retain staff in this highly competitive environment.

#3: Aim to Become a Post-Acute Care Management Company

Your residents shouldn't have to leave your facility to pursue other types of care. Build a network of care partners that are willing to deliver care to your facility.

Our affordable employee benefits plans also work for residents, enabling you to deliver telemedicine, prescription savings and life insurance right to their door.

Survival in this emerging post-acute environment requires extreme efficiency – and our technology and partnerships can help. If you'd like to hear more about this, get in touch.


Topics: long term care Long-Term Post-Acute Care employee benefits leadership of change Managed Care MASTER value-based care Telemedicine primeFORCE Job Center primeFORCE Insurance Services
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[Event] Check out our EVV solution at May 7 Applied Self-Direction Workshop

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Wed, May 02, 2018 @ 07:32 AM

Prime Care executives Carl Mickiewicz and Joe Brown will be onsite Monday at the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Showcase during the Applied Self Direction Workshop to promote our Vendor-Neutral Repository for EVV compliance, mandated as part of the 21st Century Cures Act and enforced by each state.

Our EVV solution was cited as innovative method to address EVV compliance in Homecare Technology Report's article, “Statewide Single Source EVV; There Has to be a Better Way,” because it can integrate with any EVV or EHR system versus a single one. We hope that state attendees will agree, as it would make compliance seamless for providers.

Topics: long term care EVV mandate EVV Compliance Cures Act Electronic Visit Verification post acute care

[Event] LTC 100

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 @ 05:16 PM

Prime Care Technologies is pleased to help sponsor the 2018 LTC 100 Leadership Conference April 29 - May 2 in Colorado Springs. Jim Hoey (CEO) and PCT sales experts Joe Brown and Jae Sparks will be on hand to map out strategies and technology innovations that advance value-based healthcare.

Join us with other thought leaders at LTC 100! 

Topics: long term care Long-Term Post-Acute Care leadership of change value-based care
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Maintain a solid financial footing through the quagmire of ICD-10 implementation

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

ICD-10: Are you ready?

I have been around the proverbial block of Long Term Care many times over the last 30-plus years. Occasionally. I have seen signs of pending change—sometimes immediate and sometimes off in the distant, protracted future. Rarely in the last 10 years has any change been more dramatic and more protracted than the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. And now it’s here, ready or not. 

Business_Ready_300x286The New York Times (9/14, A1, Pear, Subscription Publication, 11.82M) reports that the change “is causing waves of anxiety among health care providers, who fear that claims will be denied and payments delayed if they do not use the new codes, or do not use them properly.” While many providers, I anticipate, have prepared themselves for the change, some may be less certain. This may result in delayed or denied claims with disruptions in cash flow.

Is your team ready for ICD-10? There are so many bases to cover, so many details to acknowledge, so many tasks to take on, and so many transitions to tackle. You’ve planned. You’ve trained. You’ve directed. You’ve encouraged. You’ve engaged. But sometimes, it’s the small and basic tasks that can trip you up or elude you, as you make your way around your own potential LTC ICD-10-studded block.

Get a solid footing – check out the basics – one more time

For example, MLN Matters® Number: SE1408 points out that “ICD-10 diagnosis codes have different rules regarding specificity and providers/suppliers are required to submit the most specific diagnosis codes based upon the information that is available at the time.” Here are a few tips from our “ICD-10 Readiness Briefing” to help you round the next billing block on solid ground:
To assure a smooth transition, have a clear picture of your entire claims submission process. Be sure each stakeholder in the process is ready for the transition.

1. Three mission critical steps to confirm ICD-10 readiness. Confirm that:

  • Clinicians and biller(s) are trained.
  • Your EMR partner has a crosswalk from ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes and has tested its systems.
  • Your clearinghouse and key payers have all the new codes in place and have completed their testing successfully.
2. Your claims Clearinghouse should help you to:
  • Identify problems that lead to claims being rejected
  • Provide basic guidance about how to fix a rejected claim
  • Edit the claims to ensure appropriate code sources are used, based on date of service and/or discharge date.

3. Your EMR vendor should supply crosswalks to assist in selecting appropriate groups of ICD-10 codes to use.

Are you ready? What steps has your organization taken to ensure that the ICD-9 to ICD-10 transition is as smooth as possible?

Our free two-page “ICD-10 Readiness Briefing” contains more useful information to make sure you are ready.

There's still time.


Topics: long term care EMR
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The Latest Trends in Long-Term Care Information Technology

By Allyson Kutterer on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 @ 10:10 AM

Connect with cloud computingThe entire health care industry – particularly long-term care – has long been powered by paper. Think of the numerous files, charts, forms, and binders you’ve seen that follow patients from doctor to doctor and hospital to nursing home to home health agency. But we’re finally seeing a shift in this paradigm as the health care sector adopts and embraces IT. Here are two of the latest trends driving this shift.

Migration to the cloud. We’ll admit it: the good thing about paper documentation is you never have to reboot or worry about them crashing. But by migrating to the cloud, your business’s data have protection from any and all forms of disaster. The best part? You’ll always know exactly where to find it.

Virtualization. By virtualizing desktops, servers, and applications you not only save money but you increase efficiency as well. Virtualization optimizes communication and streamlines the process for updates and repairs since it can be done remotely.

What do these trends mean for facilities and their residents? For one, cloud computing and virtualization work together to cut both cost and risk when it comes to data storage. Implementing them will mean more efficient communication both within the facility, with patients, their physicians, and family members and along the entire care continuum.

Is your business on board with the latest trends in LTC?

In your opinion, how have these trends affected health care delivery?

Contact Prime Care Technologies today!

Topics: long term care cloud computing virtualization LTC


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