Denise Paykos, BSN, APN

Denise spent over 20 years in nursing as an RN and APN in Women’s Health before jumping over to pharmaceutical sales and marketing for home health and hospice. Throughout her career, advocacy has continued to be her passion - giving voice to those who would otherwise be lost. With her current role at Prepared Health, she continues to drive that passion toward helping patients safely age in place and get coordinated health care services in a comprehensive and innovative way.

Recent Posts

Earn Preferred Provider Status: 6 Tips

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 5:00:00 PM by Denise Paykos, BSN, APN in Post-Acute, in Home, in Business of Post-Acute

The U.S. population is aging, an increasing number of patients suffer from more than one chronic condition, and Medicare spending on post-acute care is up. Depending on your market, it can be a competitive time to be in the post-acute care business. As part of the Prepared Health community, you now have access to all of the sub-acute providers in your region that are on the network. Here’s how to expand your network and become a preferred provider:

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Redesigning skilled nursing facilities for today’s needs

Posted on May 17, 2018 11:19:34 AM by Denise Paykos, BSN, APN in Post-Acute, in Hospitals, in Health Plans

With the burgeoning aging population in America, the number of people living with chronic and complex medical conditions continues to rise. A higher disease burden translates to an in increase in hospitalizations as these seniors are at greater risk of developing acute illnesses. But what happens after the hospital stay? 

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The Underutilization of Hospice Care

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 7:25:40 AM by Denise Paykos, BSN, APN in Hospice, in Health Plans

Every year in the U.S, hundreds of thousands of people die fromterminal illnesses like cancer and advanced heart disease. Unfortunately, the vast majority of this demographic doesn’t enter hospice care until their final days, if they ever do at all. In order to understand why this is so, a cursory glance at what hospice care entails is necessary.

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