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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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7 Tips to Reduce Home Health Billing Errors

It’s important to know what is going on at your home health agency at all times, especially when it comes to the business and financial issues. Home health billing errors can cost your agency a significant amount in penalties and fees. Luckily, we’ve outlined several ways for you to stay on top of those errors and avoid problems. […]

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Home Health Pre-Claim Review Demonstration Suspended Until Further Notice

On Friday, March 31st, CMS announced that as of April 1, 2017, the Home Health Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCR) would be suspended for at least 30 days in Illinois. Additionally, the Demonstration would not expand to Florida on April 1, 2017 as orginally planned. It indicated that the suspension of the Demonstration was enacted to consider a number of changes for structural improvement of the program. […]

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Blog Series: Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation

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.
The new Home Health CoPs updates the current Home Health Conditions of Participation and is comprised of a number of new or modified requirements including:

A requirement for a communication system that ensures patient needs are being met, […]

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Five Tips for a Successful Home Health or Hospice EHR Implementation

 
Does the thought of implementing a new EHR sound daunting? If you said yes, you’re not alone.
Sometimes, home health and hospice agencies identify imperfections in their systems and processes that lead them to explore the idea of making an EHR software change. Sometimes agencies are stuck in a sub-optimized infrastructure, not because of inadequate resources, […]

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