Posts Tagged ‘2013 Annual Conference’

Social Media Can Help with Home & Hospice Care

July 12, 2013

By Scott R. Herrmann, Procura Software

Since the inception of social media, access to global information from news sources, family and friends has become instantaneous. Facebook has become the #1 social media application in the world, followed closely by Google + and Twitter. Over 400 million people a day log into their Facebook account to see what is happening with their personal community in their network. (more…)

Home Health IT Vendors Detail Their ICD-10 Transition Status

June 28, 2013

On October 1, 2014, home health agencies are required to bill Medicare and other health insurers using ICD-10 codes to report medical diagnoses instead of ICD-9 codes. From Medicare’s perspective, the new codes will enhance the ability of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to monitor quality, safety, and efficacy of care, monitor resource use, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse. We hope that it will also reduce Medicare and other payer’s need to request additional documentation to explain an individual’s condition. (more…)

Scam Alert: Associate Members Receive Suspicious Email

May 31, 2013

HCAF received notification this week that a third-party vendor named Exhibitors Housing Services (EHS) has contacted vendors for the upcoming Annual Conference & Trade Show regarding a reduced hotel rate. Please disregard this email as the company is not affiliated with HCAF or Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, and it will not guarantee you a room. Find out more about this company here.

The email received by a vendor reads as follows: (more…)