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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.

RCM support through COVID-19, PDGM, and beyond (podcast)

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|

Hospice Care CAHPS Top 5 Report: the newest feature in our complete survey program (ebook)

Download the ebook. Turn hospice care CAHPS data into better performance and optimized patient care. The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Hospice Survey was created to measure the patient experience within Medicare-certified hospice organizations—but it’s more than just another CMS requirement. Simply put, CAHPS was designed to collect your organization’s performance data. However, without the right vendor, organizations lack the right programs and tools to use that data to their advantage.

May 18, 2020|

From Clinical to Coding (ebook)

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|

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|

Home health regulatory update:
FY2020 Proposed Rule (CMS-1711-P)

Home Health Regulatory Update: FY2020 Proposed Rule (CMS-1711-P) Click here to view the webinar handout. Home Health Regulatory Update: FY2020 Proposed Rule (CMS-1711-P) Here’s what we’ll cover Proposed Payment Update, including the PDGM case-mix weights and payment rates Requirements for implementation of

August 16, 2019|

Hospice regulatory update FY 2020 Proposed Rule (CMS-1714-P)

https://youtu.be/qlcdgeJnXNs Click here to view the webinar handout. Review of the the Hospice Regulatory Update FY 2020. Hospice FY 2020 Proposed Wage Index and Payment Update Rule Rate Updates, Wage Index and Hospice Cap Hospice Election Statement and Addendum Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Request for Information (RFI) – Interaction of the Hospice benefit with

June 22, 2019|

Home health and hospice referral generation action plan

As the post-acute care environment becomes increasingly more competitive, solidifying new referral source partnerships and strengthening existing partnerships is a vital aspect of any organization’s success. This Home Health & Hospice Referral Generation Action Plan offers five key steps to identify high-value referral partners and strategically target business development efforts so post-acute care providers can dramatically increase home health and hospice referrals in record time.

October 31, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Hospice CAHPS vendor selection: tips to help you choose

Hospice CAHPS Vendor Selection: Choose wisely. The Hospice CAHPS Vendor Selection process is not easy. Choose a Hospice CAHPS vendor that understands the hospice industry and the challenges that you face. Find a company you can trust and that is responsive to your needs regardless of your agency’s size. Consider how long the vendor has been providing experience of

June 5, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Hospice software checklist

Cumbersome processes, lack of real-time information, and endless streams of paperwork can slow you down and put your hospice at risk. Selecting the right hospice software will facilitate longterm success by ensuring compliance, streamlining operations, accelerating reimbursement, and improving quality of patient care. Use this comprehensive hospice software checklist to identify important key factors when evaluating new hospice

June 5, 2017|Tags: , , |

Hospice frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What is Hospice Care? Hospice Care provides medical services, emotional care and spiritual support for individuals that have been given a terminal diagnosis in which the physician has identified that the anticipated life-expectancy is less than six months. However, the duration in which a Hospice patient receives Hospice Care varies greatly depending on their choices

June 5, 2017|Tags: , , |

Hospice CAHPS frequently asked questions

What is the Hospice CAHPS Survey? Drawing heavily on questionnaires from the public domain such as the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC), CMS implemented a CAHPS® Hospice Survey, also referred to as Hospice CAHPS, to measure the experiences that patients and their caregivers have with hospice care. The survey was developed to: Provide a source

June 5, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

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