Billing

Four Ways to Cut Home Health and Hospice Administrative Costs

2018-10-12T01:34:55+00:00October 12, 2018|News|

Administrative costs account for 1/3 of healthcare expenditures in the United States. While this number takes into account many other types of healthcare, home health and hospice administrative costs were included in this often cited and quite comprehensive study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In fact, CMS recently introduced regulatory changes to

How Hospice Management Solutions Can Make Your Job Easier

2018-06-08T18:37:09+00:00June 7, 2018|News|

Managing a successful hospice agency is no simple task. It involves many processes aimed at streamlining workflow, effectively managing employees, accurately and securely completing paperwork, all while providing patients and their loved ones with the highest quality of care. With so many elements involved, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. However, when you partner

2018 Home Health Proposed Rule Issued

2018-04-03T22:22:01+00:00July 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 and Simione Healthcare Consultants Celebrate Four-Year Partnership

2018-03-28T02:14:24+00:00July 14, 2017|Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. – July 14, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software and advanced analytics, and Simione Healthcare Consultants, the leader in healthcare consulting and technology, are excited to celebrate four years of collaboration. The partnership offering revenue cycle management for home health and hospice has reached the $1 billion mark in

Billing 101: 7 Tips to Reduce Home Health Billing Errors

2018-04-07T03:35:33+00:00June 27, 2017|News|

It’s important to know what is going on at your home health agency at all times, especially when it comes to the business and finance issues. Home Health billing errors can cost your agency a significant amount in penalties and fees. Luckily, we’ve outlined several ways for you to stay on top of those errors

7 Tips to Reduce Home Health Billing Errors

2018-03-17T02:12:25+00:00May 1, 2017|News|

It’s important to know what is going on at your home health agency at all times, especially when it comes to the business and financial issues. Home health billing errors can cost your agency a significant amount in penalties and fees. Luckily, we’ve outlined several ways for you to mitigate home health billing errors and

HEALTHCAREfirst Announces New Strategic Partnership with ABILITY Network

2018-02-02T22:53:56+00:00March 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

4 Features to Look for in a Home Health Billing Company

2017-12-19T03:07:27+00:00March 3, 2017|News|

  When reviewing a home health billing company for your agency, you should consider which features are most important to you, however there are four essential features that you definitely want to be sure you don't miss: Accurate billing with fast turnaround: HHAs should choose a billing company that will submit clean, accurate claims quickly, speeding up

Streamlining Your Home Health Agency’s Workflow is Easier than You Think

2018-04-11T21:28:49+00:00February 16, 2017|News|

Home health care agencies must balance effective patient services with efficient, sound business principles. Trying to maintain all aspects associated with managing a HHA can be overwhelming. However, utilizing software and services developed and supported by people who understand the challenges of running an agency can help you streamline your processes and home health agency workflow so you

Tips to Improve Your Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management

2018-03-28T03:01:10+00:00December 27, 2016|News|

In the healthcare industry, the “revenue cycle” refers to the process by which providers get paid for the work they do. Managing this process includes keeping track of claims at every stage, making sure payments are collected, and addressing denied claims. Healthcare revenue cycle management (RCM) helps to make this process more efficient by decreasing