Free Webinar: Home Health Regulatory Update

CMS recently released the final rule for the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) for CY2017. What is on the regulatory horizon and how will it affect you? Please join HEALTHCAREfirst for a discussion of the regulatory changes for 2017, including the final rule. Topics include: Rates/Payment changes Recalibration of case mix Outlier payment changes […]

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November 21, 2016

Celebrating National Home Care and Hospice Month

In honor of National Home Care and Hospice Month, all of us at HEALTHCAREfirst would like to recognize the millions of nurses, social workers, therapists, aides and others who tirelessly care for patients in their homes each and every day. We would like to say THANK YOU and consider it a privilege to work alongside […]

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November 15, 2016

5 Key Steps for Developing a Successful Home Health & Hospice Growth Strategy

Business strategy is defined as the means by which you set out to achieve your desired goals and objectives. In addition, it offers a framework for how you sustain your financial and competitive positioning. Profitable home health and hospice agencies have clearly defined business strategies and know how to utilize available tools to ensure success. […]

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November 9, 2016

We’re Back! NAHC and NHPCO Conference Recap

October was a busy month for HEALTHCAREfirst! Our team traveled to Florida for the NAHC Annual Meeting in Orlando and NHPCO’s The Intensives in Hollywood. We had a great time catching up with our customers, meeting new friends, and showing off what we have been up to. Congratulations to Michelle Prada of Transition Home Healthcare and […]

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November 3, 2016

2017 Home Health Final Rule Published

CMS released the CY2017 Final Rule for Home Health on October 31, 2016. The payment rate portion of the rule is consistent with the proposed rule, with only minor modifications, resulting in a slight rate reduction from 2016 rates. Some important items to note include: Outlier Calculations HHAs who have a high volume of outlier […]

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November 1, 2016

Announcing the 2016 HHCAHPS Honors Recipients

HEALTHCAREfirst recently announced the recipients of the 2016 HHCAHPS Honors, a prominent program recognizing home health agencies that provide the highest level of quality as measured from the patient’s point of view. The official list of recipients was unveiled last week at the Welcome Reception of the NAHC Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. Developed by […]

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October 31, 2016

NAHC to File Pre-Claim Review Lawsuit Against CMS

On October 23, 2016, NAHC announced at their Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL that they will be filing a lawsuit against CMS over the pre-claim review demonstration. Pre-claim review is currently being conducted in Illinois, however initiation of the program in other states has been delayed. NAHC President, Val Halamandaris, stated that filing a lawsuit is […]

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October 27, 2016

Discover the “Suite Life” at NAHC and NHPCO

Our Solution Suite has revolutionized how Home Health and Hospice agencies manage their businesses. By leveraging first-in-class software and services, you will experience elevated success across your organization. Stop by the HEALTHCAREfirst booth 733 at the NAHC Annual Meeting and booth 209 at NHPCO’s The Intensives to find out how our Home Health and Hospice […]

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October 21, 2016

HEALTHCAREfirst Releases Home Health White Paper

We are pleased to announce the release of a new white paper that takes a look at the current state of the home health industry and proposes new solutions for success. The white paper, “The Future of Home Health: A New Approach to Success,” was developed to identify the challenges faced by home health agencies […]

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October 13, 2016

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
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