Simione Healthcare Consultants and HEALTHCAREfirst Celebrate 4-Year Partnership in RCM
Industry leaders manage $1 billion through Revenue Cycle Management Services for home health and hospice agencies nationwide
Simione Healthcare Consultants and HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software and advanced analytics, are celelebrating 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, coding, and OASIS quality review services.
“Four years ago, we saw a need in the marketplace for comprehensive revenue cycle management services in home health and hospice, as many agencies struggled with timeliness, cash flow issues, regulatory requirements, and lost income,” said J. Kevin Porter, HEALTHCAREfirst CEO. “This need has continued to grow as the industry changes. We combine all of the resources and expertise available to solve these issues, relieving some of the pressure associated with RCM to help our clients concentrate on patient care.”
Backed by more than 60 years of collective industry experience, HEALTHCAREfirst and Simione Healthcare Consultants blend powerful technology and superior revenue cycle management services with expert consultation and advice to offer exceptional home health and hospice coding services, OASIS quality review, and billing services. Their RCM experts tackle more complicated processes such as commercial billing, coding overflow, billing recovery, and document review to optimize revenue cycle management and keep revenue flowing for their clients.
“Over the last four years, Simione and HEALTHCAREfirst have successfully assisted a growing body of clients to dramatically improve cash flow and operating efficiencies,” remarked William J. Simione III, Managing Principal of Simione Healthcare Consultants. “We have a shared commitment to ensuring that home care and hospice agencies get what they have earned in a timely and affordable manner.”
For more information about industry-leading revenue cycle management services, home health and hospice agencies are encouraged to visit with HEALTHCAREfirst and Simione Healthcare Consultants at the NAHC Financial Management Conference in Hartford, CT, July 16-18, 2017. Additional information can also be found at www.healthcarefirst.com or www.simione.com.
About Simione Healthcare Consultants
Founded in 1966, Simione™ Healthcare Consultants embodies a diverse group of talent across the U.S. to provide accessible, cost-effective business solutions for home health and hospice organizations. Simione supports performance improvement across the healthcare continuum, engaging hospitals, health networks and agencies for more effective delivery of patient care. Key areas of expertise include operations, compliance and risk, finance, talent management, sales and marketing, information technology, and mergers and acquisitions. To learn more about Simione Healthcare Consultants, visit online at www.simione.com.
HEALTHCAREfirst provides cloud based technologies and services to improve business and clinical operations for over four thousand home health and hospice providers across the United States. Based in Springfield, MO and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides agency and clinical management software, outsourced revenue cycle management services (billing, coding and OASIS review), CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics, in any combination. HEALTHCAREfirst’s breadth of solutions offers agencies a single source to improve patient care, create operational efficiencies, increase profitability and simplify CMS compliance. With HEALTHCAREfirst, agencies can focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com.