2019 ICD-10-CM Codes Released: What You Need to Know

2018-07-27T18:34:45+00:00July 27, 2018|News|

On June 11, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the FY 2019 ICD-10-CM code changes. There are 473 code changes, including 279 new codes, 143 revised codes, and 51 deactivated codes. These codes are to be used from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. What is included in the 2019

Making Medical Coding a Priority for Your Home Health Agency

2017-12-19T02:19:27+00:00October 5, 2017|News|

Medical coding has emerged as an instrumental part of the home health value chain. As industry regulations surrounding Medicare and Medicaid payouts are increasingly tied to how care is coded, agencies must efficiently and accurately track operations in order to gain revenue. Inefficiencies or inaccuracies can lead to regulatory scrutiny, billing challenges, and fiscal troubles

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

Outsourcing Coding Services to Avoid Home Health Coding Errors

2018-03-29T02:37:58+00:00March 13, 2017|News|

Home health coding is important in identifying and translating health care providers’ documentation, applying the correct industry code, and formulating and submitting a clean, accurate claim. Home health agencies considering whether to keep those services in-house or to partner with a home health coding company them should consider the advantages of saved time and fewer home

Free Webinar: 2014 Regulatory Update for Hospice

2018-03-19T23:13:16+00:00June 18, 2014|Archive, Webinars|

2014 Regulatory Update: What's on the Hospice Regulatory Horizon. Click here to get today's webinar handout on the 2014 Regulatory Update. Please join Deanna Loftus, Director of Regulatory Compliance for HEALTHCAREfirst as she reviews the latest information regarding the Hospice 2014 regulatory update and how it could affect you. Webinar topics include: Update on ICD-10

2014 PPS Final Rule: Home Health Regulatory Review Webinar Recording and Q&A

2018-11-09T00:25:37+00:00January 17, 2014|Archive, Webinars|

2014 PPS Final Rule for Home Health. Many thanks to those who attended Tuesday's webinar regarding 2014 PPS Final Rule regulatory changes for the home health industry. Presented by Director of Regulatory Compliance, Deanna Loftus, the webinar reviewed the final rule and what it might mean for home health.  Topics included: review of the 2014 PPS