Hospice

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

FY2019 Hospice Final Rule Published

2018-09-24T19:45:10+07:00August 3, 2018|News|

On August 1, 2018, CMS issued the FY2019 Hospice Final Rule for Medicare hospice agencies. The final rule includes changes to the hospice payment rates as well as updates to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP). Burden Reduction CMS will no longer display the seven component measures from which a composite measure is calculated on

How Hospice Management Solutions Can Make Your Job Easier

2018-06-08T18:37:09+07:00June 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

3 Tips for Hospice Quality Performance Improvement

2018-07-03T19:16:19+07:00June 7, 2018|News|

With increased transparency to the public eye, agencies have an even greater incentive for hospice quality performance improvement, as well as an opportunity to shine in a competitive market. Here are three essential tips that you can use for hospice quality performance improvement. 1. Utilize Any & All Available Hospice Quality Performance Improvement Reporting Data It

FY2019 Hospice Proposed Rule: What You Need to Know

2018-05-11T19:30:13+07:00May 11, 2018|News|

On April 27, 2018 CMS released the FY2019 Hospice Proposed Rule. The rule includes a proposed increase in hospice reimbursements as well as changes to the Hospital Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), although no new measures are proposed. Highlights of the FY2019 Hospice Proposed Rule include: Payment Update CMS is proposing a 1.8% increase in reimbursements to

HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Partnership with Forcura to Improve Document Management

2018-10-08T20:45:06+07:00March 6, 2018|Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. – March 6, 2018 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics, announced a partnership with Forcura, the industry leader in document workflow management for home health and hospice. Through this partnership, HEALTHCAREfirst will integrate Forcura solutions into its comprehensive EHR systems, firstHOSPICE

Hospice Documentation: Cloning and Checkboxes Just Won’t Cut It

2018-02-09T20:41:48+07:00February 9, 2018|News|

Hospice documentation makes up the clinical record of a patient receiving hospice services. CMS is looking for documentation that is complete, thorough, and patient-specific. As a result, hospices that have long relied on cloning and “checkbox charting” methods are facing the reality of adopting new documentation methods that satisfy regulatory requirements and enhance patient care

RAISE Family Caregivers Act Signed Into Law

2018-10-25T22:37:31+07:00February 2, 2018|News|

On January 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage Family Caregivers Act, also known as the RAISE Family Caregivers Act. This law directs the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and maintain a national strategy to recognize and support the more than

Five Tips for a Successful Home Health or Hospice EHR Implementation

2018-02-02T03:48:15+07:00January 23, 2018|News|

Does the thought of a home health or hospice EHR implementation sound daunting? If you said yes, you’re not alone. Sometimes, home health and hospice agencies identify imperfections in their systems and processes that lead them to explore the idea of making an EHR software change. Sometimes agencies are stuck in a sub-optimized infrastructure, not

How to Choose the Right Home Healthcare and Hospice Software Partner

2018-08-10T00:09:50+07:00January 4, 2018|News|

Your EHR is the central nervous system of your agency. Cumbersome processes, lack of real-time information, and a countless amount of paperwork puts your agency at risk for non-compliance and can impact your cash flow as well as the quality of care you provide. Selecting the right home healthcare software features for your business will enable long-term success