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
With increased competition and the transition to value-based care, home health agencies have an even greater incentive for home health quality performance improvement, as well as an opportunity to stand out from the competition. We have created a home health quality worksheet to help you! How does your home health agency compare to national averages?
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. Part one of our series on the
HHCAHPS Honors recognizes home health agencies providing the best patient experiences Springfield, Missouri – November 1, 2016 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, recently announced the 2016 HHCAHPS Honors Recipients, a prominent program recognizing home health agencies that provide the highest level
We are pleased to announce the release of a new future of home health white paper white paper that takes a look at the current state of the home health industry and proposes new solutions for success. The white paper, “The Future of Home Health: A New Approach to Success,” was developed to identify the challenges