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Home health, hospice & regulatory blog

The HEALTHCAREfirst blog offers insights and updates to help home health and hospice professionals stay informed. From regulatory news to best practices and tips, we are committed to the success of our customers and the industry as a whole.

RCM support through COVID-19, PDGM, and beyond (podcast)

A conversation between Navin Gupta, Vice President, Home Care Solutions for MatrixCare and his special guest Jeremy Crow, Senior Software Executive, Information Technology Consultant, and Certified Project Manager for HEALTHCAREfirst about RCM support through COVID-19, PDGM, and beyond.

May 20, 2020|

From Clinical to Coding (ebook)

HEALTHCAREfirst has the answer to managing cost and spending under PDGM Download the ebook As managing your agency becomes more challenging, you may be looking for ways to realize cost efficiencies and reduce spending. Accurate clinical assessment and effective coding practices will be more important than ever under PDGM.

November 20, 2019|

CASE STUDY: Addison County Home Health & Hospice

With HEALTHCAREfirst, one agency found more than just coding clarity Download the case study When Addison County Home Care & Hospice went in search of outsourced coding, they ended up with an expert level solution for not just coding – but also PDGM prep, OASIS, and customer service that is second to none.

November 16, 2019|

From clinical to coding: PDGM prep for pros

From Clinical to Coding: PDGM Prep for Pros Integrating clinical documentation workflows, coding process efficiency, OASIS accuracy, and communication between coding and clinical staff will be critical under PDGM. Prep wisely and learn how you can help your agency improve in all areas to create a cohesively compliant billing ecosystem. Join this free,

September 9, 2019|

Home health regulatory update:
FY2020 Proposed Rule (CMS-1711-P)

Home Health Regulatory Update: FY2020 Proposed Rule (CMS-1711-P) Click here to view the webinar handout. Home Health Regulatory Update: FY2020 Proposed Rule (CMS-1711-P) Here’s what we’ll cover Proposed Payment Update, including the PDGM case-mix weights and payment rates Requirements for implementation of

August 16, 2019|

The blueprint for effective acute/post-acute information exchange

August is chock-full of can’t-miss webinars.  Go ahead and register now for as many as you can, so you don’t miss a minute of this vital information. The Blueprint for Effective Acute/Post-Acute Information Exchange Learn 3 key goals for information exchange: preventing errors, managing escalations and equipping network care management. Plus, you’ll gain the

August 1, 2019|

Hospice regulatory update FY 2020 Proposed Rule (CMS-1714-P)

https://youtu.be/qlcdgeJnXNs Click here to view the webinar handout. Review of the the Hospice Regulatory Update FY 2020. Hospice FY 2020 Proposed Wage Index and Payment Update Rule Rate Updates, Wage Index and Hospice Cap Hospice Election Statement and Addendum Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Request for Information (RFI) – Interaction of the Hospice benefit with

June 22, 2019|

5 key elements to revenue cycle management in home health & hospice

Effective home health and hospice Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) allows you to maintain financial stability, so you can reinvest in growing your agency and serving your patients. Key components to a healthy revenue cycle management cycle include first pass clean claim rates, faster turnaround on claims, quick resolution of ADRs and denials, and tight follow-up and

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