HEALTHCAREfirst is pleased to provide you with the latest tips, advice and best practices for Home Health care. Applying these best practices to your own business can help you to achieve financial and clinical success. We have compiled these resources specifically for Home Health organizations and hope that you find them useful for your business now and in the future.
Choosing a Home Care Software Vendor
Home Health Care providers are often faced with a difficult choice when it comes to which software to purchase. There are several factors to consider when choosing a technology vendor. Making the right choice will ensure that you are empowered to focus on what matters most – patient care. Review the factors that you will want to consider when choosing a software vendor.
Implementing Home Care Software
Choosing your Home Care software vendor is a great first step! The next step is implementation. Software implementation is much more than just training. It involves preparing your staff and your processes so that in the end, your agency is successful. Follow these suggestions to ensure a smooth implementation.
Working with Commercial Payers
Many Home Health Care providers these days are looking for ways to expand their businesses beyond Medicare. An excellent alternative source of business is through working with private insurance payers. When working with these types of payers, it pays to be organized and well prepared. HEALTHCAREfirst provides recommendations on how to get started.
Home Care Software Purchasing Checklist
There are many factors involved in choosing the right software for your agency. View our Home Care Software Purchasing Checklist to see a list of the key components our customers and other agencies have told us they look for in a comprehensive software solution.
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The recent transition from the ICD-9 code set to ICD-10 affects the way home health and hospice care agencies code diagnoses and inpatient procedures to submit to Medicare or Medicaid for billing.
By October 1, 2015, everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), should have transitioned from the ICD-9 code set to ICD-10. The new ICD-10 code set will help agencies improve care coordination and health outcomes.Read full article...