Press releases

HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Interface with Medline to Improve Supply Management for Home Health and Hospice

Springfield, Mo. – October 12, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced a partnership with Medline, the nation’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies for health care providers and end users with a mission of improving patient care and enhancing quality of life.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces NOE Link™ to Streamline Hospice Electronic Submission of Notice of Elections to CMS

Springfield, Mo. – September 27, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announces NOE Link, a new workflow within the firstHOSPICE EHR system that allows hospices to create NOE, NOC, and NOTR submissions for an individual patient or for a batch of patients and submit to CMS without ever leaving the software.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces CEU Education Partnership with Curaport

Springfield, Mo. – August 23, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced a partnership with Curaport, the online education portal leader for home health and hospice.
Through this partnership, HEALTHCAREfirst customers will have access to more than 100 hours of accredited continuing education opportunities and resources designed to help them stay on top of the latest in regulatory changes and industry trends.

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HEALTHCAREfirst and Simione Healthcare Consultants Celebrate Four-Year Partnership

Springfield, Mo. – July 14, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software and advanced analytics, and Simione Healthcare Consultants, the leader in healthcare consulting and technology, are excited to celebrate four years of collaboration. The partnership offering revenue cycle management for home health and hospice has reached the $1 billion mark in managing revenue through outsourced billing,

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HEALTHCAREfirst Continues System-Wide Refresh with the Unveiling of its New CAREpliance™ Technology

Springfield, Mo. – June 7, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announces more exciting enhancements coming this summer as part of a total system-wide refresh. On the heels of completing its integration with ABILITY Network and launching the industry’s strongest revenue cycle management platform called firstREV,

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HEALTHCAREfirst to Highlight Home Health CoPs in Webinar

Springfield, Mo. – May 4, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced that it is has partnered with home health regulatory expert, Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA for a complimentary webinar about the Home Health CoPs (Conditions of Participation).

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces New Strategic Partnership with ABILITY Network

Springfield, Mo. and Minneapolis, Mn. – March 29, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced their partnership with ABILITY Network, a leading information technology company. ABILITY Network helps providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative revenue cycle and clinical management applications and data analytics.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Interface with PDC to Expedite Pharmacy Management for Hospice

 
Springfield, Mo. – March 7, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced its partnership with PDC, an independently owned pharmacy benefit manager built purposefully for hospice, to improve the management of patient prescriptions.
This interface provides automatic transfer of demographic data from firstHOSPICE to the PDC software.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Company-Wide Workforce Growth

Springfield, Missouri – February 17, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced workforce growth to meet the rapidly increasing market demand for its products and services as well as the growing needs of its customers. Growth is expected to continue through 2017 as substantial investments in product development and client service are made.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Partnership with MEDsys Software Solutions for Electronic Visit Verification Interface

 
Springfield, Mo. – February 3, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced its partnership with MEDsys Software Solutions, a home care industry technology services leader, to enable home health agencies to easily satisfy Texas electronic visit verification (EVV) requirements.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Closes Strong 2016, Highlights Continued Growth Plans for 2017

 
Springfield, Missouri – January 26, 2016 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced that it closed 2016 with one of the strongest 4th quarters in corporate history.
“HEALTHCAREfirst had an outstanding year in 2016. We continue to mature and innovate,

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Interface with Qualis Management to Improve DME Management for Hospice

Springfield, Missouri – January 12, 2016 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced its partnership with Qualis Management, the nation’s first DME management company that enables hospices to effectively manage DME orders, costs, and utilization to provide the best patient experience.

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HEALTHCAREfirst to Highlight Home Health Regulatory Changes and Challenges for 2017 in Complimentary Webinar

 
Springfield, Missouri – November 23, 2016 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced that it is hosting a complimentary webinar detailing upcoming 2017 home health regulatory changes and challenges, including the CY 2017 HH PPS Final Rule.
Topics include:
• Rates/Payment changes
• Recalibration of case mix
• Outlier payment changes
• Quality updates
• Home Health Value-Based Purchasing
• Pre-Claim Review
• Automated denials of claims with no OASIS
• Important home health regulatory reminders
The 60-minute webinar will be held on Thursday,

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces CEO Retirement and Appointment

Springfield, Missouri – November 21, 2016 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, today announced the retirement of Bobby Robertson, President and CEO. Robertson will continue to serve on the HEALTHCAREfirst Board of Directors. Kevin Porter has been appointed as President and CEO,

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces 2016 HHCAHPS Honors Recipients

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 recipients of the 2016 HHCAHPS Honors, a prominent program recognizing home health agencies that provide the highest level of quality as measured from the patient’s point of view.

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White Paper Explores New Approach to Home Health Success

Provides an Overview of Challenges and Solutions for Home Health Care Organizations
Springfield, Missouri – October 12, 2016 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced today a new white paper that examines the current state of the home health industry and offers a new solution for success.

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HEALTHCAREfirst to Host Free Webinars for Home Health and Hospice Agencies

Value Based Purchasing and Hospice Proposed Rule Among Topics
Springfield, Missouri – May 5, 2016 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and Deyta Analytics, recently announced they will be hosting free webinars for home health and hospice agencies.
Presented by Deanna Loftus,

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HEALTHCAREfirst’s Deyta Analytics Division Announces 2016 Hospice Honors Recipients

Hospice Honors recognizes hospices providing the highest level of satisfaction
Springfield, Missouri – April 28, 2016 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and Deyta Analytics, recently announced the recipients of the fourth annual Hospice Honors, a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

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Brad Caldwell Joins HEALTHCAREfirst as SVP of Business Development

Veteran home care professional will maximize strategic business opportunities and increase market share.
Springfield, Mo. – 03/30/2016 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and Deyta Analytics, announced today that Brad Caldwell has joined the HEALTHCAREfirst team as Senior Vice President of Business Development.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Debuts Only Complete Solution Suite for Home Health & Hospice Agencies

 
Springfield, Mo. – February 16, 2016 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and Deyta Analytics, recently announced the release of their Home Health and Hospice Solution Suites.
“HEALTHCAREfirst is the only company in the home health and hospice industry to offer a complete Solution Suite for an extremely affordable fixed cost that aligns perfectly with an agency’s three most significant priorities: accelerated and accurate payments,

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HEALTHCAREfirst President & CEO Selected to Serve on HCTAA Advisory Board

HEALTHCAREfirst President & CEO Selected to Serve on HCTAA Advisory Board

Springfield, Mo. – November 2, 2015 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of cloud-based home health software & hospice software, revenue cycle management, and data analytics for the home care industry, announced today that President and CEO Bobby Robertson has been selected by his peers to serve as an Advisory Board Director for the Home Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA).

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Stephen Williamson Joins HEALTHCAREfirst as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Veteran Healthcare Information Technology professional will oversee all sales and marketing initiatives.
Springfield, Mo. – October 12, 2015 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and Deyta Analytics, announced today that Stephen Williamson has joined the HEALTHCAREfirst team as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Unveils Mobile Solution Designed to Improve Productivity and Compliance in Home Health Care

HEALTHCAREfirst Unveils Mobile Solution Designed to Improve Productivity and Compliance in Home Health Care

Springfield, Mo. – September 24, 2015 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of cloud-based home health software & hospice software, revenue cycle management, and data analytics for the home care industry, announced the official launch of the most advanced mobile solution for tablets currently available to the home health industry.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Home Health Industry Regulatory Review Webinar

HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Home Health Industry Regulatory Review Webinar
Springfield, Mo. – July 30, 2015 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of cloud-based software, services and data analytics for home health and hospice care, announced today that it is hosting a free webinar detailing the 2016 proposed rule from CMS for home health.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Acquisition of Deyta

Merger to Create the Home Health and Hospice Industry’s Largest Data Analytics Platform
Springfield, Mo. – April 23, 2015. HEALTHCAREfirst, the home care software solutions leader that pioneered Web-based software and services for the home health care and hospice industries, announced today its acquisition of Deyta, LLC. In this latest move to further establish its position as the premier data analytics provider in the industry,

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HEALTHCAREfirst Releases New Enhancements to Home Health & Hospice Software

Payroll integration, custom document creator and addition of Briggs forms help organizations to streamline operations and improve productivity
Ozark, Mo. – November 17, 2014 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer in cloud-based software and services for home health and hospice care, today announced a number of new enhancements to its Enterprise Edition software, designed to increase ease of use and efficiency.

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HEALTHCAREfirst to Partner with Deyta for Hospice CAHPS Surveys

HEALTHCAREfirst to Partner with Deyta for Hospice CAHPS Surveys

Ozark, Mo. – November 11, 2014 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, announced today that it will partner with Deyta to offer its customers Hospice CAHPS surveys.
Deyta, one of the industry’s leaders in healthcare satisfaction management,

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces New Android Mobile Solution at NAHC Annual Meeting

Ozark, Mo. – October 14, 2014 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer in cloud-based software and services for home health and hospice care, will be announcing a new Android mobile solution at the 2014 National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) Annual Meeting, the largest national event for home care agencies.
Attendees of the NAHC Annual Meeting are encouraged to visit booth #501 to see the first fully integrated,

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Two Healthcare Leaders Join Forces To Offer Premier Solution In Revenue Cycle Management

Hamden, Connecticut and Ozark, Missouri – September 22, 2014 – Two healthcare market leaders have created a complete solution for Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) designed to help home care and hospice providers improve their business performance. Premier Returns, an innovative RCM product developed by HEALTHCAREfirst and Simione Healthcare Consultants, offers agencies outsourced billing and coding operations and consulting,

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Home Health & Hospice Caregiver Nominations Now Being Accepted for Compassionfirst Award

Ozark, Mo. – September 8, 2014 – HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc., the leading provider of Home Health and Hospice technologies and services, today announced that nominations are currently being accepted for the fourth annual Compassionfirst Award.
The Compassionfirst Award is presented to the Home Health or Hospice caregiver who goes above and beyond what is required and regularly shows genuine kindness,

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HEALTHCAREfirst to Host Free Regulatory Review Webinar for Home Care

Ozark, Mo. – July 23, 2014 –HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, announced today that it is hosting a free regulatory review webinar detailing the 2015 proposed rule from CMS for home health.
Presented by Deanna Loftus, Director of Regulatory Compliance for HEALTHCAREfirst,

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HEALTHCAREfirst to Partner with Briggs Healthcare

Ozark, Mo. – June 30, 2014 –HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc., the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, announced a partnership with Briggs Healthcare, the leader in home health and hospice documentation. “We are excited that this partnership with HEALTHCAREfirst will offer the Briggs documentation in an electronic format that is easy-to-implement and use,

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HEALTHCAREfirst to Partner with Pinnacle Quality Insight for CAHPS® Surveys

Ozark, Mo. – June 26, 2014 –HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc., the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, announced today that it has teamed up with Pinnacle Quality Insight to offer its customers Home Health and Hospice CAHPS® surveys.
Pinnacle Quality Insight, one of the industry’s leading phone-based CAHPS® survey providers,

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HEALTHCAREfirst Provides Home Care Industry Free PECOS Verification Tool

Ozark, Mo. – January 7, 2014 –HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc., the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, announced this week that it has a PECOS verification tool available to every home care agency in the nation via a free web service accessible in the “Tools” section of HEALTHCAREfirst’s website,

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Recipients of the Third Annual Compassionfirst Award

Ozark, Mo. – October 17, 2013 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer of web-based software and services for home care, today announced that Diane Schmitt and Kathy Godbout have been chosen as the recipients of the 2013 Compassionfirst Award.
The award recipients each receive a $500 cash prize as well as recognition by HEALTHCAREfirst at the 2013 National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) Annual Meeting and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Clinical Team Conference.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Business Intelligence Enhancements That Help Reduce Medicare Denial Rates

Ozark, Mo. – July 2, 2013 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, today announced important Business Intelligence Enhancements, the industry’s leading online analytics tool for home health agencies that can help reduce denials of the most common HIPPS codes.
Earlier this year, Palmetto GBA announced new medical prepay audits based on certain HIPPS codes that have the highest denial rates.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Innovative Hospice Product Enhancements at NHPCO Conference

Ozark, Mo. – April 25, 2013 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, announces this week innovative product enhancements to firstHOSPICE, the industry leading Web-based software for hospice agencies nationwide.
Attendees of the NHPCO Management and Leadership Conference are encouraged to visit booth #635 to view some of these exciting new features,

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CHRISTUS Continuing Care Selects HEALTHCAREfirst

Ozark, Mo. – January 30, 2013 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, today announced that CHRISTUS Continuing Care has selected HEALTHCAREfirst’s solutions and services to manage their clinical documentation and billing services.
HEALTHCAREfirst’s firstHOMECARE, firstHOSPICE and firstCPO software solutions will be utilized by more than 300 of CHRISTUS Continuing Care’s clinical,

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HEALTHCAREfirst Honored With Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power Award

Ozark, Mo. – December 7, 2012 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer of Web-based software and services for home care, was recently featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc.’s Hire Power Awards, recognizing private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years.
HEALTHCAREfirst experienced considerable growth from 2008 to 2011,

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