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Hospice Educational Resources2020-05-20T18:54:33-04:00

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HEALTHCAREfirst is committed to keeping you ahead of the curve! Our educational resources provide the latest on regulatory updates, best practices, and tips for improving many areas of your organization. We’re always here to help, so if you have questions or just want to talk with one of our experts, contact us at 800.841.6095 or connect@healthcarefirst.com.

Providing exceptional care with Shepherd’s Cove Hospice

In this episode of the Post-Acute POV, our host Lavin Graviss, VP of Service Delivery at HEALTHCAREfirst, is joined by Rhonda Osborne, CEO and Chief Teaching Officer, Mandy Chandler, Compliance Director, and Stormy Dismuke, Chief Nursing Officer at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice, a six-time Hospice Honors Award recipient.

December 3, 2021|Tags: |

A Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) hospice overview: In-network vs. out-of-network providers

Commonly known as the Medicare Advantage hospice carve-in, the Value-Based Insurance Design model officially launched January 1, 2021, with 53 Medicare Advantage Plans offering the benefit in 206 counties within 13 states and Puerto Rico. In each VBID model year, CMS releases a request for application (RFA) for existing and additional Medicare Advantage organizations to

June 11, 2021|Tags: |

COVID-19 public health emergency waiver flexibilities and the path to reducing regulatory burden

In November 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released two requests for information (RFIs), seeking input from stakeholders on reducing regulatory burden and regulatory relief that could support economic recovery. A significant focus in one of the RFIs is to consider the costs and benefits of retaining particular regulatory changes beyond the

June 11, 2021|Tags: |

RCM support through COVID-19, PDGM, and beyond

A conversation between Navin Gupta, Vice President, Home Care Solutions for MatrixCare and his special guest Jeremy Crow, Senior Software Executive, Information Technology Consultant, and Certified Project Manager for HEALTHCAREfirst about RCM support through COVID-19, PDGM, and beyond.

May 20, 2020|Tags: |

From Clinical to Coding

HEALTHCAREfirst has the answer to managing cost and spending under PDGM Download the ebook As managing your agency becomes more challenging, you may be looking for ways to realize cost efficiencies and reduce spending. Accurate clinical assessment and effective coding practices will be more important than ever under PDGM.

November 20, 2019|Tags: |

CASE STUDY: Addison County Home Health & Hospice

With HEALTHCAREfirst, one agency found more than just coding clarity Download the case study When Addison County Home Care & Hospice went in search of outsourced coding, they ended up with an expert level solution for not just coding – but also PDGM prep, OASIS, and customer service that is second to none.

November 16, 2019|Tags: |

Clinical time management strategies

Home health and hospice clinicians have greater responsibilities than ever before. Case loads, care needs, and duties vary from day to day, and often the clinician is the only one responsible for making sure that everything is completed correctly and in a timely manner.

November 14, 2017|

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