Simione™ Healthcare Consultants




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Simione Healthcare Consultants and HEALTHCAREfirst Join Forces to Offer Premier Solution for Revenue Cycle Management

Premier Returns Will Secure Hard-Earned Revenue for Home Care and Hospice

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, as well as consultation and support for OASIS review – by the top consulting and top RCM service provider in the home care and hospice industry.    

Bobby Robertson, CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst, said, “We saw a need in the marketplace for comprehensive revenue cycle management, as many agencies struggle with timeliness, cash flow issues, regulatory requirements, and lost income, among the growing priorities of running a home care or hospice organization. Together, with Simione Healthcare Consultants, we have all of the resources and expertise to solve these issues, relieving some the pressure of RCM to help agencies concentrate on patient care.”

According to Robert J. Simione, Managing Principal, Simione Healthcare Consultants, many home care and hospice agencies have concerns about securing and keeping revenue, given the regulation, time constraints and audits that can threaten income. “We are working with HEALTHCAREfirst to tackle the more complicated processes such as commercial billing, coding overflow, billing recovery and document review to optimize revenue cycle management and keep revenue flowing.  We have a shared commitment to seeing home care and hospice agencies get what they have earned in a timely and affordable manner,” Simione said.

Premier Returns combines powerful technology with expert knowledge and resources to create the most comprehensive RCM product available to home care and hospice providers.  Services include: 

  • Billing Services with initial assessment, revenue intelligence, benchmarking, billing recovery, interim staffing, training, eligibility reporting, contract review, and regular review with the agency
  • Coding Services with initial assessment, revenue intelligence, benchmarking, document review, training, and regular review with the agency
  • OASIS Review with initial assessment, quality checks, full chart review, training, and regular review with the agency


Founded in 1992, HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge, web-based solutions that improve business and clinical functions to over 1,300 home health care and hospice agencies across the United States. Based in Ozark, Mo., and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides clients with software for agency management, electronic medical records, and revenue cycle management, as well as business intelligence reporting, and billing and coding services that enable caregivers to focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information, call 800.841.6095 or visit online at

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, sales and marketing, information technology, and mergers and acquisitions.  For more information, visit online at or call 844.215.8823.  

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