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CMS Releases FY2018 Hospice Proposed Rule

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (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 certifying terminal illness and proposes changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program, […]

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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 fifth annual Hospice Honors recipients. Hospice Honors is 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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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, July 7, 2017, CMS issued a final rule to change the new Home Health Conditions of Participation effective date from July 13, 2017 to January 13, 2018. Despite this delay, home health agencies should not cease or postpone preparation for the new Home Health CoPs.
To help you prepare for the new Home Health CoPs, […]

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EHR Innovation Essential in Achieving Patient Care Gains

EHR innovation has 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 help caregivers drive care gains and maximize the value of EHR initiatives. […]

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

Update: On Friday, July 7, 2017, CMS issued a final rule to change the new Home Health Conditions of Participation effective date from July 13, 2017 to January 13, 2018. Despite this delay, home health agencies should not cease or postpone preparation for the new Home Health CoPs.
To help you prepare for the new Conditions of Participation, […]

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Top 3 Reasons to Visit HEALTHCAREfirst at NHPCO Management & Leadership Conference 2017

HEALTHCAREfirst, powered by Deyta Analytics, offers the largest suite of comprehensive EHR software, revenue cycle management services, and advanced analytics for hospice care. Stop by our booth at NHPCO MLC 2017 to learn how we’re helping agencies maximize revenue, ensure regulatory compliance, and provide exceptional patient care.
Visit the HEALTHCAREfirst Booth #311 at the NHPCO Management & […]

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Document Management Solutions for Home Healthcare

When it comes to digitizing your home healthcare agency, it’s important to know just what kind of innovative document management solutions are available. As the healthcare industry moves into the future, technology moves with it. Essential documents no longer need to be filed away in drawers; they can be pulled up in seconds by the click of a mouse or the touch of a finger. […]

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Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation: Infection Control, Care Planning & Coordination

Update: Update: On Friday, July 7, 2017, CMS issued a final rule to change the new Home Health Conditions of Participation effective date from July 13, 2017 to January 13, 2018. Despite this delay, home health agencies should not cease or postpone preparation for the new Home Health CoPs.
To help you prepare for the new Conditions of Participation, […]

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