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Outsourcing Coding and Billing: Key to PDGM Success?

2019-05-30T21:40:07+07:00May 30, 2019|Press Release|

The upcoming Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2020, will drastically alter the way home health organizations of all sizes manage operations. Among the several reasons is CMS's decision to anticipate that providers will change behaviors in order to keep payments high and cut payments 6.42 percent in order

Credit, Billing Staff Are Keys to a Smooth Financial Transition into PDGM

2019-05-21T21:41:54+07:00April 22, 2019|Press Release|

When the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) takes effect Jan. 1, home health care billing processes will become significantly more complicated. The new model revolutionizes the way agencies are reimbursed, cutting payment periods in half and requiring more detailed claims, among other changes. As a result, PDGM will likely put financial strain on even the

HEALTHCAREfirst Announces 2019 Hospice Honors

2019-04-22T22:59:57+07:00April 18, 2019|Press Release|

WASHINGTON, D.C. – HEALTHCAREfirst announced the recipients of its 2019 Hospice Honors at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Leadership & Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. In its seventh year, the prestigious Hospice Honors program recognizes hospices providing the highest quality of care from the caregivers’ point of view. “Evaluating quality based on direct caregiver

HEALTHCAREfirst Recognizes 2018 HHCAHPS Honors Recipients

2018-12-11T23:23:01+07:00December 6, 2018|Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. – December 6, 2018 – HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics, recently announced its 2018 Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) Honors recipients. HHCAHPS Honors is a national program that HEALTHCAREfirst established to recognize home health agencies

What to Expect from the Emergence of ResMed

2018-11-09T23:32:16+07:00November 9, 2018|Press Release|

Recently, Tim Rowan, with Rowan Consulting Services, spoke with Raj Sodhi, President, SaaS Business for ResMed about his vision for the future of the company, which now includes Brightree, HEALTHCAREfirst, and MatrixCare. Also within the SaaS business division are ResMed Resupply, through the acquisition of the former CareTouch, and GoScripts, an ePrescribing software product. "We look

HEALTHCAREfirst Enhances Medication Administration Record for Hospice Inpatient Care

2018-11-09T00:33:50+07:00October 30, 2018|Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. – October 30, 2018 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, patient surveys, and advanced analytics, announced a newly enhanced Medication Administration Record to streamline medication administration processes for hospice inpatient staff. Designed to accommodate the “Five Rights of Medication Administration,” the enhancements provide an intuitive

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

HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Fuse Interface Engine

2018-10-25T23:38:07+07:00June 21, 2018|Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. – June 21, 2018 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announces Fuse, a robust data exchange engine that connects with third party systems to communicate, exchange data, and present information in a meaningful way. This reduces duplicate data entry for home

Sandata Interface to Improve EVV Management

2019-02-15T09:34:49+07:00May 16, 2018|Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. – June 11, 2018 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announces a partnership with Sandata Technologies, LLC, the leading provider of technology to State Medicaid agencies, MCOs, and providers to optimize service delivery. This interface provides automatic transfer of patient

Interface with HospiceRx to Streamline Hospice Pharmacy Benefit Management

2018-06-08T01:15:15+07:00May 16, 2018|Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. – May 16, 2018 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics, announces an interface with HospiceRx, a national Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) company, owned and operated by Rite Aid Pharmacy. This bi-directional interface provides automatic transfer of demographic, medication