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

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

Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation: Personnel Qualifications, Emergency Preparedness, Compliance with Regulations, Administration of Services, and Clinical Records

Update: On Friday, March 31, 2017, CMS issued a proposed rule to change the new Home Health Conditions of Participation effective date from July 13, 2017 to January 13, 2018. While this change in effective date is currently just a proposed rule, it is expected that the final rule will be consistent with the proposal. […]

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May 3, 2017

EHR Innovation Essential in Achieving Patient Care Gains

EHRs have long been heralded as technology that can enable clinical staff members to put a greater emphasis on patient care. While rapid EHR deployment across the health care sector has allowed for considerable technological change, the patient care improvements have been uneven. However, continued advances in data management, integration and communication across the industry can […]

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May 1, 2017

Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation: Comprehensive Assessment of Patients, Skilled Professional Services, and Home Health Aide Services

Update: On Friday, March 31, 2017, CMS issued a proposed rule to change the new Home Health Conditions of Participation effective date from July 13, 2017 to January 13, 2018. While this change in effective date is currently just a proposed rule, it is expected that the final rule will be consistent with the proposal. […]

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April 26, 2017
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