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

2019-10-25T01:17:00+07:00May 24, 2019|Archive, Best Practices|

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

Home health care billing best practices

2019-10-25T01:29:26+07:00March 20, 2019|Archive, News|

Home health care billing processes are becoming increasingly more complicated. And with the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) looming, it's only going to get more intricate. Implementing home health care billing best practices in your office will provide the framework for success so you can be sure you’re getting paid quickly and accurately. An efficient billing

HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Interface with Hospice Pharmacy Solutions

2018-10-06T00:56:56+07:00September 6, 2018|Archive, Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. – September 6, 2018 – HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics, announced a new relationship with Hospice Pharmacy Solutions, a leading provider of hospice pharmacy services that help hospices control costs, improve efficiencies, and gain meaningful insights surrounding pharmacy utilization. The companies

Medicare Fraud: Home Health & Hospice Agencies Beware

2018-05-30T18:44:50+07:00May 18, 2018|Archive, News|

Over the years, our industry has seen reports of crimes related to Medicare fraud including conspiracy to commit health care fraud, violations of the anti-kickback statutes, and money laundering. Recently, the OIG released its Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program Report for FY2017. In its report, the OIG discusses several significant criminal and civil investigations

HEALTHCAREfirst Announces 2018 Hospice Honors Recipients

2018-09-05T23:12:54+07:00April 25, 2018|Archive, Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. – April 25, 2018 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, coding and billing services, CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics, announced the recipients of the 2018 Hospice Honors, a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. The official list

HEALTHCAREfirst Executive Vice President of Sales to Serve on HCTAA Advisory Board

2019-05-17T00:41:31+07:00March 13, 2018|Archive, Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. – March 13, 2018 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics, announced today that Brad Caldwell, Executive Vice President of Sales, has been selected to serve as a member of the 2018 Home Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA) advisory board. Established

2018 Home Health Proposed Rule Issued

2018-04-03T22:22:01+07:00July 29, 2017|Archive, News|

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, CMS issued the CY 2018 Home Health Proposed Rule. Effective for home health episodes of care ending on or after January 1, 2018, the rule updates the Home Health Prospective Payment Systems (HH PPS) payment rates including the national, standardized 60-day episode payment rates, the national per-visit rates, and the

HEALTHCAREfirst Announces New Strategic Partnership with ABILITY Network

2018-02-02T22:53:56+07:00March 29, 2017|Archive, Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. and Minneapolis, Mn. – March 29, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced their partnership with ABILITY Network, a leading information technology company. ABILITY Network helps providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative revenue cycle and

HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Interface with PDC to Expedite Pharmacy Management for Hospice

2018-03-23T02:32:02+07:00March 7, 2017|Archive, Press Release|

  Springfield, Mo. – March 7, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced its partnership with PDC. PDC is an independently owned pharmacy benefit manager built purposefully for hospice, to improve the management of patient prescriptions. This interface provides automatic transfer of demographic data

HEALTHCAREfirst Expansion, Announces Company-Wide Workforce Growth

2018-03-27T01:58:43+07:00February 16, 2017|Archive, Press Release|

Springfield, Missouri – February 17, 2017 - HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced workforce growth to meet the rapidly increasing market demand for its products and services as well as the growing needs of its customers. The HEALTHCAREfirst expansion is expected to continue through