Care Planning

Streamlined Hospice EHRs Help Emphasize Patient Care

2018-01-10T03:58:41+00:00November 18, 2017|News|

Taking care of hospice patients presents challenges that agencies must be prepared to overcome. The focus should be on providing care and being present for patients, but care teams often find it difficult to balance this with documenting the care that they provide at the point of care. Hospice EHRs that feature complex, demanding interfaces

HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Release of Hospice CAREpliance™ Technology

2018-02-02T22:44:01+00:00November 14, 2017|Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. – November 15, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announces its game changing Hospice CAREpliance Technology. Released earlier this year for home health, CAREpliance comes at a time of pronounced regulatory change and increased scrutiny, promising to strengthen clinical documentation and create charts that

Choosing Home Health EHRs: Unearthing the Value to Patient Care

2018-04-03T01:36:04+00:00September 22, 2017|News|

Adopting new technologies can be intimidating, particularly in fields where users are expected to spend most of their time on interpersonal interactions. Care providers in home health settings must be able to put their time and attention on their patients, and complex, difficult-to-use home health EHRs can prove problematic. Choosing Home Health EHRs can be a

Home Health Clinicians: Don’t Let Your EHR Get in the Way

2017-12-19T02:24:45+00:00September 15, 2017|News|

Health care technology has gone through a revolution in recent years, but the results aren't all good. Reports about physicians being so distracted by electronic health records that they can't give patients face time abound, and the home health sector isn't immune to this trend. With varied stakeholders involved in patient interactions, home health clinicians

Home Health EHR Systems: Driving Data Quality for Success

2017-12-19T02:32:50+00:00July 21, 2017|News|

Widespread EHR use in the health care sector comes with new challenges in terms of data entry and management. As EHR technologies and processes have evolved, many organizations have run into a situation where varied policies and procedures surrounding data entry has led to major quality issues. Poor data quality undermines an agency's ability to

Top Medicare Home Health Claim Denials and How to Prevent Them

2017-12-19T02:34:49+00:00July 7, 2017|News|

Home health claim denials can cause a number of problems for agencies of any size, with cash flow being the biggest concern. Home health agencies should have plans in place to avoid denials, as well as plans on how to handle them when they occur. By having advance knowledge of the potential red flags that

HEALTHCAREfirst Unveils New Home Health CAREpliance™ Technology

2018-10-08T21:51:20+00:00June 7, 2017|Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. – June 7, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announces more exciting enhancements coming this summer as part of a total system-wide refresh. On the heels of completing its integration with ABILITY Network and launching the industry’s strongest revenue cycle management

Breaking Down the New Home Health CoPs: Comprehensive Assessment of Patients, Skilled Professional Services, and Home Health Aide Services

2018-06-16T03:02:15+00:00May 1, 2017|News|

Comprehensive Assessment of Patients, Skilled Professional Services, and Home Health Aide Services To help you prepare for the new Conditions of Participation, HEALTHCAREfirst has partnered with home health care consultant and regulatory expert, Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA, for a series of blog articles regarding the regulatory changes to the CoPs that will likely require amended

Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation: Patient Rights Requirements

2018-06-16T03:02:38+00:00May 1, 2017|News|

Patient Rights Requirements To help you prepare for the new Conditions of Participation, HEALTHCAREfirst has partnered with home health care consultant and regulatory expert, Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA, for a series of blog articles regarding the regulatory changes to the CoPs that will likely require amended policies, procedures, and forms. In parts one and two

Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation: Infection Control, Care Planning & Coordination

2018-06-16T03:02:52+00:00May 1, 2017|News|

Infection Control, Care Planning & Coordination To help you prepare for the new Conditions of Participation, HEALTHCAREfirst has partnered with home health care consultant and regulatory expert, Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA, for a series of blog articles regarding the regulatory changes to the CoPs that will likely require amended policies, procedures, and forms. In part