Home Health Care

| Posted On Feb 24, 2020 | By:

Healthcare of the Future: Innovating New Ways of Delivering Patient Care

When Bill Ring was diagnosed with a severe urinary tract infection, he thought he would have to go to the hospital to be admitted for treatment. Then his primary care physician at Atrius Health suggested the Medically Home Program.

“After I agreed to the service everything worked fast and efficiently,” says Ring. “They sent a technical person to set up the equipment in my apartment and he explained exactly how it would work.

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| Posted On Jun 19, 2018 | By:

Atrius Health Participates in Capitol Hill Day

Atrius Health was well represented at the recent Capitol Hill Day annual event hosted by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). Physician groups from throughout the country descended on Washington, DC to meet with members of their respective Congressional leaders and their staff on issues of importance to physician groups.

Joining Dr. Guy Spinelli, Atrius Health Board Chair and internist at Granite Medical Group, was Kathy Keough, Director of Government Relations for Atrius Health,

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| Posted On Mar 08, 2018 | By:

VNA Care Participates at State House Event on Behalf of Home Health Aides

In today’s changing healthcare environment, the importance of advocacy on behalf of both our patients and employees is more important than ever. A good example was our recent participation in the “Enough Pay to Stay” advocacy day held at the State House on February 28th. This event focused on the importance of increased wages for home health aides and home care workers in Massachusetts. The group was led by Atrius Health’s Director of Government Relations,

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| Posted On Jan 16, 2018 | By:

VNA Care Welcomes Holly Chaffee as President and CEO

VNA Care, a subsidiary of Atrius Health serving more than 50,000 patients each year as Massachusetts’ largest non-profit home health and hospice provider, is pleased to introduce Holly Chaffee, BSN, MSN, RN as President and CEO. The appointment of Chaffee, approved by the Board of Directors in December, was the result of a nationwide search. Chaffee replaces Mary Ann O’Connor, BSN, MBA, who is retiring after a 45-year career in the home care and hospice industry,

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| Posted On Mar 08, 2017 | By:

Total Joint Team Wins Nursing Award

Atrius Health’s Total Joint Replacement Program Improvement Team received a Gold Award for Nursing Team Achievement in the 2017 Modern Healthcare Excellence in Nursing Awards.

The total joint replacement program was developed to improve surgical outcomes, save costs and enhance patient satisfaction by allowing patients to recover from surgery in the familiarity and comfort of their own homes rather than in skilled-nursing facilities.

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| Posted On Aug 04, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health’s David Green, MD Named the 2016 Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts “Physician of the Year”

Atrius Health is pleased to announce that David Green, MD has been named the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts (HCAM) 2016 “Physician of the Year.”

This honor is awarded to a physician or nurse practitioner who has demonstrated active involvement in the home health field. Dr. Green is being recognized for his dedication to caring for his Atrius Health patients in their homes and his work with the Emerson Hospital Home Care Department’s Chronic Lung Disease Program.

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| Posted On Jun 24, 2016 | By:

VNA Care Network and VNA of Boston Named as HomeCare Elite 2015 Top Agencies

VNA Care is pleased to announce that its certified home health care divisions, VNA of Boston and VNA Care Network, have been named HomeCare Elite 2015 Top Agencies by OCS HomeCare, placing them in the top-performing 25 percent of home care agencies in the United States.

Winners of the HomeCare Elite award are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures including quality outcomes,

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| Posted On May 26, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Joins Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care

Atrius Health recently joined the newly formed Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care which launched its inaugural summit on May 12th. The coalition includes 58 health care groups organized by The Conversation Project, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Ariadne Labs. The goal of the Coalition is to improve the care and experience for those facing serious, potentially life-limiting illness and ensure that “health care for everyone in Massachusetts is in accordance with their goals,

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| Posted On Apr 12, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Comments on Medicare’s Prior Authorization Demonstration for Home Health

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed a demonstration pilot program targeted at reducing fraud and abusive practices occurring among home health agencies providing services to Medicare beneficiaries. This proposed rule would require five states, including Massachusetts, to obtain prior authorization for home health services.

If implemented, the prior authorization demonstration project would impact VNA Care Network, the largest non-profit home health provider in the state. VNA Care Network serves approximately 40,000 patients throughout eastern and central Massachusetts and provides about 500,000 certified home health service visits annually.

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| Posted On Jan 06, 2016 | By:

VNA Care Network Foundation Expands Home Telemonitoring Program

VNA Care Network Foundation (VNACNF), in partnership with Atrius Health, is now offering a far more comprehensive telemonitoring program to better care for our shared patients, boost clinical outcomes, and prevent hospital readmissions.

Patients are referred to this new program by their clinician. The program promotes early detection of new or worsening symptoms and applies appropriate clinical reaction and treatment from either VNACNF or the patient’s Atrius Health primary care team. In turn,

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