Simione Solutions Newsletter - July/August 2017
Introducing the Missing Piece in Home Care: Clinical Oversight
Simione Healthcare Consultants has incorporated ClinLogica Oversight™ technology in its approach to improve performance for home health agencies, helping them to achieve clinical process integration and facilitate better decisions regarding patient care. This care coordination software enables agencies to drive clinical process change and improve quality with a higher level of surveillance for deep underlying data that was previously not available. 

National Government Services Announces Two Hospice Medicare Review Focus Areas 

National Government Services (NGS) has initiated two widespread service-specific probes this month to ensure that medical records support that the documentation and criteria requirements are met for the hospice services, and that the hospice services are medically reasonable and necessary. NGS is the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction K for home health and hospice, which includes the states of CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT. For specific detail, refer to MPP Edit # 5A121 and MPP Edit # 5A124).

The first probe focuses on hospice services provided under general inpatient level of care. The second probe pertains to hospice services provided to beneficiaries with non-cancer diagnosis(es) and a length of stay (LOS) greater than 180 days.

Simione and HEALTHCAREfirst Celebrate 4-Year Partnership for Revenue Cycle Management Services 
Simione Healthcare Consultants and HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software and advanced analytics, are celebrating four years of collaboration offering revenue cycle management for home health and hospice. The partnership has helped providers in managing collective revenue of $1 billion through outsourced billing, coding, and OASIS quality review services.

Simione Acquires Healthcare Concepts Inc., Executive Search Firm 

Simione Healthcare Consultants has acquired Healthcare Concepts, Inc., a Memphis-based executive recruitment firm that specializes in the home care and hospice industry.  The transaction combines the Healthcare Concepts team with Exact Recruiting, the nation’s leading talent enterprise acquired by Simione in April 2017 and dedicated to home care, hospice, palliative care, and other community-based services.   
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4th Annual Strategic Growth & Sales Leadership Summit
September 18-19, 2017 
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join us for the industry’s premier strategic growth & sales leadership event of the year for home health and hospice! CEOs, directors, managers and other industry professionals from around the country will attend to network and learn from top subject matter experts. Learn how to do more with less, and grow your business in these ever-changing times. 

Registration is $1,695; Early registration discount rate is $1,395 through July 31 
Space is limited and fills up quickly! Reserve your space today with a $500 deposit*
* Balance due 30 days prior to event

Schedule
Day 1 - 9 AM to 5 PM followed by reception 5-7:30 PM
Day 2 - 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Breakfast & Lunch will be served both days
Two Webinars Remain in Simione's Free Summer Series on Small-Agency Finance
 
Simione Healthcare Consultants presents Taming the Three-Headed Dragon of Regulation, Reimbursement & Risk, a free webinar series aimed at improving finance for small-business home care and hospice. The remainder of the series includes best practices in revenue cycle (July 19) and financial planning for growth and expansion (July 25). Join us for these budget friendly opportunities to learn more about finance for a new era in home care and hospice!
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