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,Continue Reading
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 managing revenue through outsourced billing,Continue Reading
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 and avoid problems.Continue Reading
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 avoid problems.Continue Reading
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 clinical management applications and data analytics.Continue Reading
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 the reimbursement process while reducing the number of unpaid or denied claims.Continue Reading
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 can put patients before paperwork.Continue Reading
Hospice management is no simple task. It involves many processes aimed at streamlining workflow, effectively managing employees, accurately and securely completing paperwork, all while providing patients with the highest quality of care. With so many elements involved, it can be easy for hospice agencies to become overwhelmed. But with hospice management solutions from HEALTHCAREfirst,Continue Reading
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 the length of the billing cycle and reducing delays.Continue Reading
Home Health Revenue Cycle Management
Home Health Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) consists of the steps required in claims processing to ensure you are paid for the services you provide. A solid RCM process will allow you to achieve lower DSO, lower denial rates and better cash flow.
What are some key elements to good Home Health Revenue Cycle Management?