Clinical Consulting Services

BlackTree’s team of clinical leaders has the expertise and real-life experience to help prepare your agency for the industry’s ever-changing landscape. The home health and hospice industry will continue to face increased regulatory scrutiny and declining reimbursement for the foreseeable future.  Whether you need assistance with OASIS/coding, VBP preparation, Episode Management, improving outcomes, ADR appeals, or any other clinical challenge that your organization faces, BlackTree’s team of clinical experts is here to support you.

“I have had the opportunity to work directly with BlackTree Healthcare Consulting over the past four years. Their expertise with the nuances of our industry with respect to operational, financial and clinical services is exceptional. Their working understanding of reimbursement issues, combined with their knowledge of the regulatory scrutiny home health is faced with assists in offering a full, well rounded and competent product. I never hesitate to refer my colleagues to BlackTree, knowing they will receive undivided attention and incomparable service well worth the investment.”
– Denise Altomare, CEO Care at Home, Inc

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Episode Management

Organizations strive to deliver quality care resulting in exceptional patient outcomes. Within the episodic reimbursement model governing the home health industry, it can be challenging to determine if the right discipline and volume of services are being provided. BlackTree’s approach to episode management improves the alignment of patient needs and clinical resources with the objective of the delivery of quality care while achieving maximum efficiency in service utilization. BlackTree’s episode management model takes a multi-phase approach, beginning with an onsite analysis and plan development with off-site monitoring and support for an extended period of time.

During the onsite analysis, BlackTree will assess specific areas of operations, including, but not limited to the intake and referral process, authorizations, clinical case management, care plan development, disease management, therapy utilization, staffing and productivity, discharge planning and software system utilization.

BlackTree will review each of these areas and work with your agency’s clinical management team to design the processes and implement the tools needed to provide data-driven, proactive management of your episodic care. Ongoing BlackTree management of the project will help your team to remain focused and engaged in the ongoing plan, enabling you to realize the maximum potential of improved clinical and financial outcomes.