HEALTHCAREfirst to Host Free Webinars for Home Health and Hospice Agencies

 Value Based Purchasing and Hospice Proposed Rule Among Topics

Springfield, Missouri – May 5, 2016 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and Deyta Analytics, recently announced they will be hosting complimentary educational webinars for home health and hospice agencies.

Presented by Deanna Loftus, Director of Regulatory Compliance, and Liz Silva, Hospice Director for HEALTHCAREfirst, the first webinar, “2017 Hospice Proposed Rule: What it Could Mean to You,” will review the proposed rule as well as other upcoming regulatory changes for hospice care. Topics include payment rates, HQRP updates and new measures, HIS changes, Hospice CAHPS update and other changes that may be on the horizon, including OASIS for hospice.

The 60-minute webinar will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 3:00 pm ET. The webinar is free of charge, however advance registration is required.

The second webinar, “Value-Based Purchasing: Preparing for the Success…Now and in the Future,” presented by Mary St. Pierre, HEALTHCAREfirst consultant, and former Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the National Association for Homecare and Hospice (NAHC), will discuss of the basics of the current Home Health VBP pilot project and what home health agencies can do to prepare for the future of value-based care. All home health agencies, regardless of their participation in the VBP pilot program, will want to join this webinar to discover how to prepare for the future of value-based purchasing.

The 90-minute webinar will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm ET. The webinar is free of charge, however advance registration is required.

For more information about these webinars, or to register, visit the HEALTHCAREfirst website at www.healthcarefirst.com/webinars.

May 5, 2016