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11/24/2014 | HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Recipients of Fourth Annual Compassionfirst Award

HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Recipients of Fourth Annual Compassionfirst Award

Ozark, Mo. – November 24, 2014 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer of cloud-based software and services for home care, today announced that Wanda Latimore and Darlene Stoneking have been chosen as the recipients of the 2014 Compassionfirst Award.

The award recipients each received a $500 cash prize as well as recognition by HEALTHCAREfirst at the 2014 National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) Annual Meeting and the 2014 National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Clinical Team Conference.

Wanda Latimore, the recipient of the Compassionfirst Award for her dedication to home health care, works as a home health attendant for Red River Health Care Systems in Paris, Texas. “Wanda is the most dedicated, honest, go above and beyond the call of duty employee I have ever had the honor to work with in my near 27 years with Red River Health Care,” said Jo Harbuck, RN-Administrator.

Darlene Stoneking, the recipient of the Compassionfirst Award for her work in hospice care, is the RN Case Manager for Frontier Hospice in Pueblo, Colorado. “Darlene is a true humanitarian,” remarked Andrea Shirley, Director of Clinical Services. “The energy and enthusiasm with which she goes about her life are remarkable.”

HEALTHCAREfirst also announced the 2014 Compassionfirst Award finalists: Elsie Vidad-Ozdel, RN/Case Manager at Best and Dependable Home Health Care in Virginia Beach, Virginia was honored for her commitment to home health care and Sally Schwab, Team Leader at Hands of Hope Hospice in St. Joseph, Missouri was awarded for his dedication to hospice care.

The Compassionfirst Award is presented to the home health or hospice caregiver who goes above and beyond what is required and regularly shows genuine kindness, dedication and compassion when caring for others.

HEALTHCAREfirst has highlighted the stories of both the winners and finalists on its website, www.healthcarefirst.com.

About HEALTHCAREfirst
HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge, cloud-based solutions that improve business and clinical functions to over 12,000 home health and hospice professionals across the United States. Based in Ozark, Mo and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides clients with agency management software, electronic medical record software, revenue cycle management software, business intelligence reporting and billing and coding services that enable caregivers to focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com.

11/17/2014 | HEALTHCAREfirst Releases New Enhancements to Home Health & Hospice Software

HEALTHCAREfirst Releases New Enhancements to Home Health & Hospice Software

Payroll integration, custom document creator and addition of Briggs forms help organizations to streamline operations and improve productivity

Ozark, Mo. – November 17, 2014 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer in cloud-based software and services for home health and hospice care, today announced a number of key enhancements to its Enterprise Edition software, designed to increase ease of use and efficiency.

Enhancement highlights include:

Payroll Integration

Enterprise Edition’s new payroll functionality allows customers to easily obtain and export payroll amounts, based on employee and service pay rates, using the new Payroll Module. With this feature, they will now be able to compile and use payroll data with their current payroll software. Customers will also have the flexibility to set up and manage their payroll each pay cycle at the touch of a button using features such as holiday, shift and weekend differentials. In addition, employees can also be tracked between offices and between salaried and non-salaried staff.

Custom Document Creator

HEALTHCAREfirst has updated its custom document creator tool, allowing users to create custom clinical forms and documentation. New enhancements include a more user-friendly layout and much greater flexibility in creating custom agency documents.

Briggs Healthcare Clinical Forms

HEALTHCAREfirst has partnered with Briggs Healthcare to offer customers integrated, industry-standard clinical forms that will enhance ease of use and increase regulatory compliance. Customers will have the option of using the software’s standard clinical forms or the Briggs clinical forms.

“The enhancements we’ve made to our Enterprise Edition software address the need of home health and hospice agencies to focus their attention on providing excellent patient care and less on paperwork,” said Stan Bell, Senior Vice President of Products for HEALTHCAREfirst. “We are excited to offer these and future enhancements to help them continue to do so.”

About HEALTHCAREfirst
HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge, cloud-based solutions that improve business and clinical functions to over 12,000 home health and hospice professionals across the United States. Based in Ozark, Mo and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides clients with agency management software, electronic medical record software, revenue cycle management software, business intelligence reporting and billing and coding services that enable caregivers to focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com.

11/11/2014 | HEALTHCAREfirst to Partner with Deyta for Hospice CAHPS Surveys

HEALTHCAREfirst to Partner with Deyta for Hospice CAHPS Surveys

Ozark, Mo. – November 11, 2014 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, announced today that it has partnered with Deyta to offer its customers Hospice CAHPS surveys.

Deyta, one of the industry’s leaders in healthcare satisfaction management, and HEALTHCAREfirst have partnered together to integrate the CAHPS survey process by allowing customers to easily include Deyta’s services with HEALTHCAREfirst’s software.

“We are excited about our partnership with Deyta, the market leader in hospice patient and family satisfaction. Our customers will benefit from Deyta’s comprehensive suite of tools and services that go beyond simple data collection, allowing them to improve patient care and focus on results for optimal performance,” said Bobby Robertson, President and CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst. “The opportunity to offer this hospice CAHPS service increases our leading position as the single source solution for hospice providers.”

“Hospices have been faced with a number of challenges this year, and now they are facing implementation of systems and processes to meet the Hospice CAHPS requirement,” said Kevin Porter, Deyta’s President and CEO. “Our partnership with HEALTHCAREfirst will simplify compliance with this new requirement for mutual customers, allowing them to place stronger focus on leveraging the resulting data to drive operational efficiencies and elevate the care that they provide.”

About HEALTHCAREfirst
HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge technologies that improve business and clinical functions to over 1,300 home health care and hospice agencies across the United States. HEALTHCAREfirst was one of the first home health care software vendors to recognize the industry’s need for high quality software applications that are accessible over the internet. Based in Ozark, Mo and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides clients with web-available agency management software, business intelligence analytics, electronic medical record software, revenue cycle management software, billing services and coding services that ensure technology is not a barrier to patient care, but a powerful tool. HEALTHCAREfirst allows caregivers to focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com.

About Deyta
Partnering with thousands of hospice, home health, and healthcare organizations, Deyta simplifies data driven management, enabling our clients to overcome the mountains of data that cloud good judgment. With Deyta’s High Definition Success Guidance solutions and services, healthcare leaders make proactive decisions that strengthen financial performance, improve operational efficiency, ensure CMS compliance, and provide better patient care.

10/14/2014 | HEALTHCAREfirst Announces New Mobile Solution for Androids at NAHC Annual Meeting

HEALTHCAREfirst Announces New Mobile Solution for Androids at NAHC Annual Meeting

Ozark, Mo. – October 14, 2014 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer in cloud-based software and services for home health and hospice care, will be announcing a new mobile solution for Androids at the 2014 National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) Annual Meeting, the largest national event for home care agencies.

Attendees of the NAHC Annual Meeting are encouraged to visit booth #501 to see the first fully integrated, easiest to use mobile solution for Androids designed exclusively by, and for home health and hospice clinicians. Through this mobile solution, clinicians and other field staff will enjoy the benefits of improved compliance, better efficiency and enhanced flexibility.

“We have developed our new mobile solution to enable field clinicians and others to continue to improve efficiency and simplify processes, allowing them to focus less on paperwork and more on their patients,” commented Bobby Robertson, President and CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst. “This capability is like none other available in the industry now and I encourage NAHC Annual Meeting attendees to stop by the HEALTHCAREfirst booth to learn more.”

The new mobile solution for Androids works in tandem with firstHOMECARE, HEALTHCAREfirst’s comprehensive cloud-based home health software solution. Home health agencies can access and record vital patient information at patient bedsides and in the back office, delivering immediate results and streamlined operations.

For more information about HEALTHCAREfirst’s new mobile solution for Androids, call 800.841.6095 or email [email protected]

About HEALTHCAREfirst
HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge, cloud-based solutions that improve business and clinical functions to over 12,000 home health and hospice professionals across the United States. Based in Ozark, Mo and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides clients with agency management software, electronic medical record software, revenue cycle management software, business intelligence reporting and billing and coding services that enable caregivers to focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com.

9/30/2014 | HEALTHCAREfirst Receives Home Care LINK Elite Supplier Award

HEALTHCAREfirst Receives Home Care LINK Elite Supplier Award

Ozark, Mo. – September 30, 2014 – HEALTHCAREfirst is proud to announce that it has earned an ‘Elite Supplier’ distinction for the 3rd Annual Home Care LINK Conference. This award is given to the suppliers that participated in LINK 2014 and ranked in the top 25% of suppliers based on provider scores for their ability to be consultative, innovative, and the overall value of each supplier meeting.

“This seal identifies HEALTHCAREfirst as a progressive thought leader in home care and hospice, and as an organization that understands how to build partnerships with clients,” said Meredith Anastasio, LINK Managing Director.

LINK brings top executives from large home care and hospice provider organizations together with executives from leading suppliers for peer-to-peer education, networking and consultative meetings centered on providers’ unique business objectives. LINK suppliers represent over 30 product/service categories, with participation from innovative industry leaders and emerging companies.

The LINK program offers educational sessions, including case studies from the LINK Spirit of Innovation Award winners. Highlighting key strategic developments shared by the home care and hospice community, LINK serves as a marketplace of innovative ideas and operational best practices.

Registration Now Open
LINK is exclusively for top level home care and hospice provider executive teams from organizations with revenue over $20 million. Space is limited to 60 provider companies. For sign up information, please visit www.hclinkconference.com or contact Michael Morrissey at (203) 644-1732.

About HEALTHCAREfirst
HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge technologies that improve business and clinical functions to over 1,300 home health care and hospice agencies across the United States. HEALTHCAREfirst was one of the first home health & hospice software vendors to recognize the industry’s need for high quality software applications that are accessible over the internet. Based in Ozark, Mo and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides clients with web-available agency management software, business intelligence analytics, electronic medical record software, revenue cycle management software, billing services and coding services that ensure technology is not a barrier to patient care, but a powerful tool. HEALTHCAREfirst allows caregivers to focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com.

About Lincoln Healthcare Group
Founded in 1998, the Lincoln Healthcare Group is an independent organizer of executive leadership communities in healthcare. Our mission is to advance excellence in leadership, strategy, innovation and best practices among leading U.S. healthcare providers, thereby helping to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our healthcare system.

9/22/2014 | Two Healthcare Leaders Join Forces To Offer Premier Solution In Revenue Cycle Management

Two Healthcare Business Leaders Join Forces To Offer Premier Solution In Revenue Cycle Management

Hamden, Connecticut and Ozark, Missouri – September 22, 2014 – Two healthcare market leaders have created a complete solution for Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) designed to help home care and hospice providers improve their business performance. Premier Returns, an innovative RCM product developed by HEALTHCAREfirst and Simione Healthcare Consultants, offers agencies outsourced billing and coding operations and consulting, as well as consultation and support for OASIS review – by the top consulting and top RCM service provider in the home care and hospice industry.

Bobby Robertson, CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst, said, “We saw a need in the marketplace for comprehensive revenue cycle management, as many agencies struggle with timeliness, cash flow issues, regulatory requirements, and lost income, among the growing priorities of running a home care or hospice organization. Together, with Simione Healthcare Consultants, we have all of the resources and expertise to solve these issues, relieving some the pressure of RCM to help agencies concentrate on patient care.”

According to Robert J. Simione, Managing Principal, Simione Healthcare Consultants, many home care and hospice agencies have concerns about securing and keeping revenue, given the regulation, time constraints and audits that can threaten income. “We are working with HEALTHCAREfirst to tackle the more complicated processes such as commercial billing, coding overflow, billing recovery and document review to optimize revenue cycle management and keep revenue flowing. We have a shared commitment to seeing home care and hospice agencies get what they have earned in a timely and affordable manner,” Simione said. Premier Returns combines powerful technology with expert knowledge and resources to create the most comprehensive RCM product available to home care and hospice providers. Services include:

Billing Services with initial assessment, revenue intelligence, benchmarking, billing recovery, interim staffing, training, eligibility reporting, contract review, and regular review with the agency
Coding Services with initial assessment, revenue intelligence, benchmarking, document review, training, and regular review with the agency
OASIS Review with initial assessment, quality checks, full chart review, training, and regular review with the agency

For more information, visit premierreturns.com or call 888-345-3947.

About HEALTHCAREfirst
Founded in 1992, HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge, web-based solutions that improve business and clinical functions to over 1,300 home health care and hospice agencies across the United States. Based in Ozark, Mo., and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides clients with software for agency management, electronic medical records, and revenue cycle management, as well as business intelligence reporting, and billing and coding services that enable caregivers to focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information, call 800.841.6095 or visit online at healthcarefirst.com.

About Simione Healthcare Consultants
Founded in 1966, Simione™ Healthcare Consultants embodies a diverse group of talent across the U.S. to provide accessible, cost-effective business solutions for home health and hospice organizations. Simione supports performance improvement across the healthcare continuum, engaging hospitals, health networks and agencies for more effective delivery of patient care. Key areas of expertise include operations, compliance and risk, finance, sales and marketing, information technology, and mergers and acquisitions. For more information, visit online at Simione.com or call 844.215.8825.

9/8/2014 | Home Health & Hospice Caregiver Nominations Now Being Accepted for Compassionfirst Award

Home Health and Hospice Caregiver Nominations Now Being Accepted for HEALTHCAREfirst’s Compassionfirst Award

Ozark, Mo. – September 8, 2014 – HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc., the leading provider of Home Health and Hospice technologies and services, today announced that nominations are currently being accepted for the fourth annual Compassionfirst Award.

The Compassionfirst Award is presented to the Home Health or Hospice caregiver who goes above and beyond what is required and regularly shows genuine kindness, dedication and compassion when caring for others. “We are excited to sponsor the Compassionfirst Award for the fourth consecutive year,” says Bobby Robertson, President and CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue to honor such wonderful caregivers for their hard work and dedication to Home Care.”

HEALTHCAREfirst will select two award recipients: one Home Health caregiver and one Hospice caregiver. Each will receive a $500 cash prize, along with recognition at the National Association for Home Care and Hospice Annual Meeting and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Clinical Team Conference. In addition, the recipients will be featured on HEALTHCAREfirst’s website and corporate newsletter.

Those interested in submitting a nomination for the Compassionfirst Award should visit HEALTHCAREfirst’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com. Nominations will be accepted until October 3, 2014.

About HEALTHCAREfirst
HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge technologies that improve business and clinical functions to over 1,300 home health care and hospice agencies across the United States. HEALTHCAREfirst was one of the first home health care software vendors to recognize the industry’s need for high quality software applications that are accessible over the internet. Based in Ozark, Mo and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides clients with web-available agency management software, business analytics, electronic medical record software, revenue cycle management software, billing services and coding services that ensure technology is not a barrier to patient care, but a powerful tool. HEALTHCAREfirst allows caregivers to focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com.

7/23/2014 | HEALTHCAREfirst to Host Free Regulatory Review Webinar for Home Care

HEALTHCAREfirst to Host Free Regulatory Review Webinar for Home Care

Ozark, Mo. – July 23, 2014 –HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, announced today that it is hosting a free webinar detailing the 2015 proposed rule from CMS for home health.

Presented by Deanna Loftus, Director of Regulatory Compliance for HEALTHCAREfirst, the webinar will review the proposed rule and what it might mean for home health agencies.

The webinar, “2014 Home Health Regulatory Update: Proposed Rule,” is designed for home health Administrators, Directors, Managers, Compliance Officers and others interested in possible home health regulatory changes. Topics include:

  • Review of the 2015 PPS Proposed Rule and Payment Update including F2F Changes, Therapy Reassessment Changes and New Standard Percentage for OASIS Submission
  • ICD-10 Update and Review
  • Update on OASIS C-1 Changes
  • Home Health Compare
  • HETS Eligibility Transition Update
  • Home Health Audits, Edits and Billing Changes
  • Potential Changes on the Horizon
  • Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs)

The webinar will be held on July 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm CT (2:30 pm ET).

The webinar is free of charge, however advance registration is required. For more information or to register, visit the HEALTHCAREfirst Regulatory Blog at blog.healthcarefirst.com/regulatory-blog.

About HEALTHCAREfirst
HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge technologies that improve business and clinical functions to over 1,300 home health care and hospice agencies across the United States. HEALTHCAREfirst was one of the first home health care software vendors to recognize the industry’s need for high quality software applications that are accessible over the internet. Based in Ozark, Mo and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides clients with web-available agency management software, business intelligence analytics, electronic medical record software, revenue cycle management software, billing services, coding services and OASIS Review, ensuring that technology is not a barrier to patient care, but a powerful tool. HEALTHCAREfirst allows caregivers to focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com.

6/30/2014 | HEALTHCAREfirst to Partner with Briggs Healthcare

HEALTHCAREfirst to Partner with Briggs Healthcare

Ozark, Mo. – June 30, 2014 –HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc., the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, announced a partnership with Briggs Healthcare®, the leader in home health and hospice documentation. “We are excited that this partnership with HEALTHCAREfirst will offer the Briggs documentation in an electronic format that is easy-to-implement and use, while keeping the look and feel of the Briggs forms that our customers have come to know and trust.” says Jeff Kane, Vice President of Marketing. “HEALTHCAREfirst is an EHR provider that offers an easy-to-use intuitive interface solution that meets the clinical documentation needs of each of their customers.”

According to Stan Bell, Senior Vice President of Product Management for HEALTHCAREfirst, “We are pleased to partner with Briggs Healthcare to offer our customers comprehensive, industry-standard clinical forms that will enhance ease of use and increase regulatory compliance.” About Briggs Healthcare Briggs Healthcare has been a trusted healthcare partner and a leading provider of a variety of products and services to the long-term care, assisted living, home care, hospice, hospital and physician and clinics, and other health care markets, for more than 70 years. With approximately 320 employees and distribution centers in three U.S. locations, Briggs serves more than 50,000 customers with products and services in such areas as professional documentation systems and forms, medical supplies and rehabilitation aids, charting equipment and supplies, training materials, education and operational resources. Visit Briggs online at www.BriggsCorp.com.

About HEALTHCAREfirst
HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge technologies that improve business and clinical functions to over 1,300 home health care and hospice agencies across the United States. HEALTHCAREfirst was one of the first home health care software vendors to recognize the industry’s need for high quality software applications that are accessible over the internet. Based in Ozark, Mo and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides clients with web-available agency management software, business intelligence analytics, electronic medical record software, revenue cycle management software, billing services and coding services that ensure technology is not a barrier to patient care, but a powerful tool. HEALTHCAREfirst allows caregivers to focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com.

6/26/2014 | HEALTHCAREfirst to Partner with Pinnacle Quality Insight for CAHPS® Surveys

HEALTHCAREfirst to Partner with Pinnacle Quality Insight for CAHPS® Surveys

Ozark, Mo. – June 26, 2014 –HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc., the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, announced today that it has teamed up with Pinnacle Quality Insight to offer its customers Home Health and Hospice CAHPS® surveys.

Pinnacle Quality Insight, one of the industry’s leading phone-based CAHPS® survey providers, and HEALTHCAREfirst have partnered together to integrate the CAHPS® survey process by allowing customers to easily include Pinnacle’s services with HEALTHCAREfirst’s software.

HEALTHCAREfirst President and CEO Bobby Robertson states, “We are very excited about this partnership with Pinnacle Quality Insight. Conducting more than 75,000 interviews a year by telephone, Pinnacle has the professionalism, experience and knowledge that our customers expect. The opportunity to have this service, along with the other value creating services and products offered by HEALTHCAREfirst, clearly expands our leading position as the single source solution for home health and hospice providers.”

Pinnacle Quality Insight’s President, Chris Magleby, adds, “The combination of two industry leaders in the Homecare industry will improve the entire CAHPS® survey process for HEALTHCAREfirst customers and make it more cost effective than ever before.”

About HEALTHCAREfirst
HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge, Web-based solutions that improve business and clinical functions to over 1,300 home health care and hospice agencies across the United States. Based in Ozark, Mo and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides clients with agency management software, electronic medical record software, revenue cycle management software, business intelligence reporting and billing and coding services that enable caregivers to focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com. About Pinnacle Quality Insight For long-term care providers who need to measure customer or employee satisfaction, Pinnacle Quality Insight offers phone-based interviews that deliver a balanced blend of scoring and commentary. Unlike mailed questionnaires, Pinnacle’s offering produces a high volume of real-time results.

1/07/2014 | Provides Home Care Industry Free PECOS Verification Tool

HEALTHCAREfirst Provides Home Care Industry Free PECOS Verification Tool

Ozark, Mo. – January 7, 2014 –HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc., the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, announced this week that it has a PECOS verification tool available to every home care agency in the nation via a free web service accessible in the “Tools” section of HEALTHCAREfirst’s website, www.healthcarefirst.com. firstHOMECARE product users already have the ability to verify whether or not their referring physicians are enrolled in PECOS directly from within the firstHOMECARE software program.

CMS recently announced full implementation of the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) Edits on ordering or referring providers in Medicare Part B, DME and Part A home health agency claims. Beginning January 6, 2014, Medicare will deny claims for services or supplies that require an order/referring provider to be identified, but the provider is not identified, not in Medicare’s enrollment records or is not of a specialty type that may order or refer the service/item being billed.

With the free HEALTHCAREfirst PECOS web service, home care agencies can verify a referring physician’s PECOS enrollment status against the most recent CMS public-use file to confirm the physician has enrolled prior to accepting a patient into their services. If the agency is utilizing firstHOMECARE, the software will alert users should they attempt to bill for services ordered by a referring physician with missing, incomplete or invalid Medicare enrollment information.

“We are pleased to offer a PECOS verification tool integrated within firstHOMECARE, but we are also very happy to be able to be of service to other agencies that need help in completing this verification process outside of their current software,” said Bobby Robertson, CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst.” Any agency can use our free web service to make sure their physicians are currently enrolled and firstHOMECARE customers can rest assured that they will not be billing for services for which they will not get paid.”

For many years, HEALTHCAREfirst has made available to the public free, real-time tools for calculating grouper payment, PECOS Provider Validation and more. Thousands of home health agencies nationwide have utilized these free tools.

About HEALTHCAREfirst
HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge, Web-based solutions that improve business and clinical functions to over 1,300 home health care and hospice agencies across the United States. Based in Ozark, Mo and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides clients with agency management software, electronic medical record software, revenue cycle management software, business intelligence reporting and billing and coding services that enable caregivers to focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com.

1/07/2014 | HEALTHCAREfirst Creates Team Focused Exclusively on High-Performing, Enterprise Hospices

HEALTHCAREfirst Creates Team Focused Exclusively on High-Performing, Enterprise Hospices

Ozark, Mo. – January 27, 2014 – As a result of growth within the hospice industry combined with the challenges they face today and into the future, HEALTHCAREfirst is pleased to announce the creation of an Enterprise Hospice team designed to exclusively work with larger, enterprise hospices. Focused on aligning people, processes and technology, the team’s mission is to ensure that the technology investment for these hospices is in sync with their organizational goals.

Over the years, large hospices have made significant investment in technology and software. Yet many have seen minimal gains in compliance and productivity. The HEALTHCAREfirst hospice enterprise team understands that an investment in technology should yield tangible results. The team will focus on bringing all the pieces together to ensure that technology investment and results are aligned with expectations.

The HEALTHCAREfirst enterprise team is composed of experts who have considerable experience in hospice operations and regulatory matters. Success begins at the first contact with the members of the enterprise team. From the start, hospices will note the approach is different, with a long term goal designed to safeguard their sustainability and to ensure they have a long term technology partner.

About HEALTHCAREfirst
HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge, Web-based solutions that improve business and clinical functions to over 1,300 home health care and hospice agencies across the United States. Based in Ozark, Mo and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides clients with agency management software, electronic medical record software, revenue cycle management software, business intelligence reporting and billing and coding services that enable caregivers to focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com.