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WHV CEO, Ferne Moschella, received the LeadingAge Virginia Vision Award.    The vision award recognizes a nonprofit leader who embodies innovation, guides quality care and services for seniors in the present, but is not content to simply wait for the future. They want to shape it. After 20 years of being a true visionary for Warm Hearth Village, we all know what a wonderful world it is with Ferne Moschella in it.

As CMS resumes target and probe hospice audits, agencies have concerns that focus will be directed away from patient care and towards paperwork; also raising safety concerns that staff will be pulling records and sitting with auditors which are counter to agency safety and social distancing practice.

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During the COVID-19 Pandemic, CMS issued blanket waivers allowing hospice agencies to perform some patient care through telehealth medicine. Overall, patients have a positive perception of their telehealth experience. Click to read more about the Hospice Telehealth Survey:

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Westminster Canterbury at Home from Richmond, VA has earned a 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  A 5-Star rating is the highest rating Home Health agencies can earn from CMS.  In Virginia, only the top 5% of home health agencies achieve 5 stars.  In fact, Westminster Canterbury at Home is the only 5-Star rated agency in the Richmond, VA area.

Senior Options spoke with Kevin Daignault, Administrator for Westminster Canterbury at Home about his agency’s 5-star achievement.

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Dr. Nancy King, President of Senior Options and Westminster Canterbury at Home, along with John Franklin, are presenting at LeadingAge Arizona’s 2020 Virtual Conference. The topic, “Recruitment and Retention”, will discuss best recruitment practices and insight to create better employee engagement and satisfaction. For more information about the presentation:

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COVID-19’s impact on home health has been felt in employment and spending.

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As states start to reopen and elective surgeries start, home healthcare agencies face a unique opportunities and challenges.

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CMS is being asked to provide Medicare benefits for community based palliative care.

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Florida exempts hospices from Opioid Alternative Law.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, the availability of hospital beds became extremely important. Should hospitals be using home healthcare more to boost capacity?

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