Are You Using the Correct HCPCS Code for the Influenza Vaccine?

Home health and hospice providers should verify with their clinical and billing staff that they are using the correct HCPCS code when submitting claims for the administration of the influenza virus vaccine. The Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) have begun notifying providers of incorrect usage since they have received claims with hospital-specific codes. Home Health and Hospice […]

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February 9, 2017

Hospice Management Solutions That Make Your Life Easier

Hospice management is no simple task. It involves many processes aimed at streamlining workflow, effectively managing employees, accurately and securely completing paperwork, all while providing patients with the highest quality of care. With so many elements involved, it can be easy for hospice agencies to become overwhelmed. But with hospice management solutions from HEALTHCAREfirst, there […]

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February 6, 2017

6 Powerful Benefits of EHR Software

EHR software has some exceptional benefits for health care providers that can make a positive impact on workplace efficiency and care quality. Not only can it drastically improve workflow performance and effectiveness, but it also saves significant hours that would otherwise be spent tracking down records, correcting document inaccuracies, and waiting on additional care providers […]

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February 1, 2017

Healthcare IT Benefits for Home Health or Hospice Agencies

Healthcare Information Technology is quickly improving the safety and efficiency of the health delivery system. Technology is changing the healthcare industry for the better, as medical professionals are able to provide better quality care using electronic health records. Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) is an umbrella term that encapsulates the management of health information across computerized […]

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January 30, 2017

Improving Home Health and Hospice Patient Care Through Software Solutions

Home health and hospice patient care covers a broad spectrum, including everything from patient admission to point-of-care services to discharge. Home health and hospice EHR software solutions improve patient care by organizing patient records, expediting needed care, and providing valuable assistance when needed. Not only should home health and hospice care providers inform patients with […]

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January 29, 2017

CMS Publishes Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs)

On January 13, 2017, CMS published the Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) final rule in the Federal Register. This regulation, which includes amended provisions to a proposed rule that was posted over two years ago, will become effective on July 13, 2017. CMS finalized several updates to the CoPs. As summarized by CMS in […]

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January 26, 2017

How to Choose a Home Health or Hospice Software Partner

Your EHR is the central nervous system of your agency. Cumbersome processes, lack of real-time information, and a countless amount of paperwork puts your agency at risk for non-compliance and can impact your cash flow as well as the quality of care you provide. Selecting the right software system for your business will enable long-term success by ensuring […]

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January 24, 2017

Determining Medicare Eligibility for Home Health Services

Before providing home health services that will be reimbursed by Medicare, it’s important for agencies to determine Medicare eligibility. Having the tools you need to verify Medicare eligibility and provide quality care allows you to put patients before paperwork. What Determines Medicare Eligibility? Medicare eligibility for home health services requires the following criteria to be […]

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January 8, 2017

4 Types of Healthcare Information Systems

Healthcare information systems capture, store, manage, or transmit information related to the health of individuals or the activities of an organization that work within the health sector. There are many different types of healthcare information systems, including: Operational and tactical systems for easy classification of information. Clinical and administrative systems for managing patient details on […]

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January 3, 2017

Tips to Improve Your Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management

In the healthcare industry, the “revenue cycle” refers to the process by which providers get paid for the work they do. Managing this process includes keeping track of claims at every stage, making sure payments are collected, and addressing denied claims. Revenue cycle management (RCM) helps to make this process more efficient by decreasing the […]

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December 27, 2016