Pre-Claim Review Demonstration Update

CMS Delays Pre-Claim Review Demonstration in Florida On September 19, 2016, CMS announced that it would delay the start date of the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Florida. According to the CMS notice, ” Based on early information from Illinois, CMS believes additional education efforts will be helpful before expansion of the demonstration to other states; […]

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September 21, 2016

ICD-10-CM Updates for Home Health and Hospice

FY2017 ICD-10-CM Code Updates Coming Soon More than 3,000 changes and modifications in tabular instructions will be effective October 1, 2016.  These changes will include 1,974 new codes, 311 deleted codes, and 425 revised codes. The areas that show the greatest impact are: Chapter 4 (Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases) new codes for reporting manifestations […]

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August 25, 2016

2016 Home Health and Hospice Industry Survey

Recently, HEALTHCAREfirst asked health and hospice professionals from around the nation to share their professional challenges and goals in 2016. Here is what we learned: Doing More for Less Not surprisingly, more than half of respondents (53%) told us that their biggest challenge in 2016 is reduced profit margins. More and more often, home health […]

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August 12, 2016

Free Home Health & Hospice Regulatory Webinars Announced

HEALTHCAREfirst is offering complimentary webinars in August to provide you with information and guidance regarding home health and hospice regulatory matters. Register today! HOME HEALTH Regulatory Update: CY2017 Proposed Rule August 11, 2016 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET What might be on the regulatory horizon for home health? CMS recently released the proposed rule for […]

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August 8, 2016

What’s All This Squawking About?

By now, you’ve probably heard about our Solution Suite and how home health and hospice agencies all over the country are living the Suite Life…and saving a lot of money. As the most powerful and only total management package in the industry, the Solution Suite combines industry-leading software, services, and analytics into one affordable, integrated […]

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August 1, 2016

Life Will Be “Suite” at the NAHC Financial Management Conference

Learn How to Boost Your Financial Position Our Solution Suite is the most powerful and only total agency management package in home health and hospice. By leveraging first-in-class software and services, you will experience elevated success across your organization. Stop by our booth at NAHC Financial Management Conference and discover how the Solution Suite can […]

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July 5, 2016

How Home Health and Hospice Agency Solution Suite is Changing the Industry

Recently, HEALTHCAREfirst’s Solution Suite was featured in Tim Rowan’s Home Care Technology Report. Tim Rowan, with Rowan Consulting Services, spoke with Bobby Robertson, CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst about the issues that keep our customers up at night, and how the Solution Suite solves those problems. The three most important issues that affect home health and hospice […]

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June 30, 2016

Are You Living The Suite Life?

Every day you are facing numerous and extremely stressful obstacles that can affect the course and longevity of your Home Health or Hospice agency. Am I right? Is it any wonder that every day we talk to agency owners from all over the country who are losing sleep over: Inaccurate claims that result in payment […]

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June 22, 2016

CMS Announces New Pre Claim Model for Home Health Agencies

Three-Year Model to Affect Five States CMS announced Wednesday they are implementing a three year Pre-Claim model for Home Health. The model had started out as a pre-authorization and morphed into the pre-claim review. Many in the industry had hoped recent collaboration from industry groups, leaders, and members of congress would be enough to convince […]

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June 10, 2016

Actions to Ensure Home Health Regulatory Compliance

Meet CMS Requirements and Commit to Quality Patient Care Managing ever changing CMS requirements can be a huge burden on home health agencies. Implementing a comprehensive compliance program not only ensures that you meet CMS requirements, but also establishes your commitment to higher ethical standards and quality patient care. According to the OIG Compliance Program […]

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May 19, 2016
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