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5 Ways to Reduce Your Home Health & Hospice Security Risk

Recently there has been a lot of talk about cyberattacks on healthcare organizations around the world. While attacks like this are uncommon, it reminds us that maintaining security of devices, systems, and networks is of utmost importance to reduce your home health & hospice security risk. Here are five tips to follow to reduce your […]

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May 23, 2017

What is Home Health Compare?

  Home Health Compare is a joint effort between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). It provides data on the quality of services provided by Medicare-certified home health agencies mostly through Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data submitted to CMS. OASIS is […]

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March 16, 2017

Pre-Claim Review Demonstration to Expand to Florida in April 2017

  Update: On March 31, 2017, CMS stated that the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration will not expand to Florida on April 1, 2017 as planned. CMS will notify providers at least 30 days in advance via an update on their website of further developments related to the demonstration. HEALTHCAREfirst will continue to monitor the status and provide […]

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December 20, 2016

Free Webinar: Home Health Regulatory Update

CMS recently released the final rule for the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) for CY2017. What is on the regulatory horizon and how will it affect you? Please join HEALTHCAREfirst for a discussion of the regulatory changes for 2017, including the final rule. Topics include: Rates/Payment changes Recalibration of case mix Outlier payment changes […]

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November 21, 2016

2017 Home Health Final Rule Published

CMS released the CY2017 Final Rule for Home Health on October 31, 2016. The payment rate portion of the rule is consistent with the proposed rule, with only minor modifications, resulting in a slight rate reduction from 2016 rates. Some important items to note include: Outlier Calculations HHAs who have a high volume of outlier […]

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November 1, 2016

The Importance of Mobile Accessibility for Home Care

Benefits of a Home Health Mobile Solution. The challenges that home health providers face these days are immense and there are many competing priorities. Utilizing a mobile solution for your software application in the field has many advantages for your agency, your clinicians, and your patients. Following are some of the key features to look […]

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October 12, 2015

Introducing the New HEALTHCAREfirst Mobile Solution

Increase Productivity and Minimize Home Health Audit Risks. HEALTHCAREfirst has just announced the official launch of the most advanced mobile solution for tablets currently available to the home health industry. “This mobile solution has been developed with the day of the clinician, and the night of the Administrator, in mind. It’s fast and easy for […]

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October 1, 2015