Pre-Claim Review Demonstration Update

Update: On March 31, 2017, CMS announced that as of April 1, 2017, the Pre-Claim Review demonstration will be suspended for at least 30 days in Illinois. The demonstration will not expand to Florida on April 1, 2017. CMS will notify providers at least 30 days in advance via an update to their website of further developments related to the demonstration. […]

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ICD-10-CM Updates for Home Health and Hospice

FY2017 ICD-10-CM Code Updates Coming Soon
More than 3,000 changes and modifications in tabular instructions will be effective October 1, 2016.  These changes will include 1,974 new codes, 311 deleted codes, and 425 revised codes.
The areas that show the greatest impact are:

Chapter 4 (Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases) new codes for reporting manifestations
Chapter 13 (Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue) new codes to include bunions and cervical spine disorders
Chapter 19 (Injury, […]

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Free Home Health & Hospice Regulatory Webinars Announced

Free Home Health & Hospice Regulatory Webinars Announced. HEALTHCAREfirst is offering complimentary webinars in August to provide you with information and guidance regarding home health and hospice regulatory matters. Register today!
HOME HEALTH Regulatory Update: CY2017 Proposed Rule
August 11, 2016
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
What might be on the regulatory horizon for home health? […]

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What’s All This Squawking About?

By now, you’ve probably heard about the HEALTHCAREfirst Solution Suite and how home health and hospice agencies all over the country are living the Suite Life…and saving a lot of money.
As the most powerful and only total management package in the industry, the Solution Suite combines industry-leading software, services, and analytics into one affordable, […]

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Life Will Be “Suite” at the NAHC Financial Management Conference

Learn How to Boost Your Financial Position
Our Solution Suite is the most powerful and only total agency management package in home health and hospice. By leveraging first-in-class software and services, you will experience elevated success across your organization.
Stop by our booth at NAHC Financial Management Conference and discover how the Solution Suite can boost your financial position, […]

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CMS Announces New Pre Claim Model for Home Health Agencies

Three-Year Model to Affect Five States
CMS announced Wednesday they are implementing a three year Pre-Claim model for Home Health. The model had started out as a pre-authorization and morphed into the pre-claim review. Many in the industry had hoped recent collaboration from industry groups, leaders, and members of congress would be enough to convince CMS against moving forward. […]

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Actions to Ensure Home Health Regulatory Compliance

Meet CMS Requirements and Commit to Quality Patient Care
Managing ever changing CMS regulatory compliance requirements can be a huge burden on home health agencies. Implementing a comprehensive compliance program not only ensures that you meet CMS requirements, but also establishes your commitment to higher ethical standards and quality patient care.
According to the OIG Compliance Program Guidance for Home Health Agencies, […]

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Free Home Health & Hospice Webinars from HEALTHCAREfirst

Hospice Regulatory Update and Value-Based Purchasing Preparation
HEALTHCAREfirst is offering complimentary webinars in May to provide you with information and guidance regarding a number of home health and hospice topics. Register today!

2017 Hospice Proposed Rule: What it Could Mean to You
May 19, 2016
3:00 – 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Deanna Loftus, […]

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Hospice Solution Suite, Hospice Honors and More!
The HEALTHCAREfirst team had a great time at the NHPCO MLC last week. We had the opportunity to meet many of our customers, as well as meet new hospices from around the country.  Here is a recap of some highlights of the conference:

Many hospices discovered how our Hospice Solution Suite could change the future of their businesses. […]

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