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All Posts by Meghan Henry

Home Health Fraud Prevention: HEALTHCAREfirst White Paper Released

We are pleased to announce the release of a new white paper that takes a look at the current home health regulatory environment and the efforts to crack down on home health fraud by the federal government. The white paper, “Home Health Regulatory Pressures Rising as Government Ramps Up Fraud Prevention” discusses the environment beneath regulatory […]

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June 22, 2017

Home Health Documentation: Expert Tips for Success

Comprehensive home health documentation is necessary to ensure both quality patient care and proper reimbursement. Stronger focus on investigating what CMS deems as fraudulent activity combined with efforts to ensure more accurate reimbursement means that home health agencies must take steps to ensure documentation integrity. Tina Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN, President of Marrelli and […]

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June 13, 2017

HEALTHCAREfirst Continues System-Wide Refresh with the Unveiling of its New CAREpliance™ Technology

Springfield, Mo. – June 7, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announces more exciting enhancements coming this summer as part of a total system-wide refresh. On the heels of completing its integration with ABILITY Network and launching the industry’s strongest revenue cycle management […]

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June 7, 2017

Hospice Quality: 3 Tips for Performance Improvement

With increased transparency to the public eye, hospices have an even greater incentive for performance improvement, as well as an opportunity to shine in a competitive market. Here are three essential tips that you can use for hospice quality performance improvement. Utilize Any & All Available Hospice Quality Reporting Data It is essential for hospices to […]

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June 1, 2017

5 Ways to Reduce Your Home Health & Hospice Security Risk

Recently there has been a lot of talk about cyberattacks on healthcare organizations around the world. While attacks like this are uncommon, it reminds us that maintaining security of devices, systems, and networks is of utmost importance to reduce your home health & hospice security risk. Here are five tips to follow to reduce your […]

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May 23, 2017

Home Health CoPs: 5 Tips to Prepare

Over the past several weeks, home health regulatory expert Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA has been breaking down the new Home Health CoPs, including: QAPI Infection Control, Care Planning & Coordination Patient Rights Requirements Comprehensive Assessment of Patients, Skilled Professional Services, and Home Health Aide Services Personnel Qualifications, Emergency Preparedness, Compliance with Regulations, Administration […]

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May 12, 2017

We’re Back! NHPCO MLC 2017 Conference Recap

We had a great time at the NHPCO MLC 2017 conference last week. We had the privilege of meeting with many of our happy customers, as well as getting to know new folks from hospices around the country. Many hospices stopped by to: Discover more about our hospice solutions such as our Hospice EHR Software, […]

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May 11, 2017

CMS Releases FY2018 Hospice Proposed Rule

CMS recently released the FY2018 Hospice Proposed Rule. The rule proposes that the overall payments for Hospice providers increase by 1% ($180 Million). Additionally, the Hospice cap amount for the 2018 cap year would be $28,689.04. In addition to the cap and payment updates, the rule solicits comments regarding the source(s) of clinical information for […]

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May 10, 2017

HEALTHCAREfirst’s Deyta Analytics Division Announces 2017 Hospice Honors Recipients

  Springfield, Mo. – May 9, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, recently announced the recipients of the fifth annual Hospice Honors, a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. […]

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May 9, 2017

HEALTHCAREfirst to Highlight Home Health Conditions of Participation in Complimentary Webinar

  Springfield, Mo. – May 4, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced that it is has partnered with home health regulatory expert, Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA for a complimentary webinar about the Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs). “Despite the […]

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May 4, 2017
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