Medistar Home Health Introduces StarPHISH to Mitigate Financial Pressures of Affordable Care Act

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StarPHISH is Medistar Home Health’s electronic medical records system that -helps physicians improve profitability amid pressures of Affordable Care Act regulations.

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Medistar Home Health has been working with their referring physicians showing them how use of their StarPHISH system can help physicians oversee the care of their patients while they remain in their homes.

Medistar Home Health demonstrates once again that the award-winning company is a thought leader in the healthcare industry. At a time when Medicare and insurance companies are reducing the amounts physicians may bill for treating their patients, Medistar Home Health is presenting their referring physicians with a way to find a new, or at the very least, improved profit center. For some physicians, this can make the difference from being “in the red” to showing a profit.

Beginning this year, the Affordable Care Act requires a physician to have a Face-to-Face encounter with all Medicare patients they refer for home health care. As the typical physician tackles the increased documentation demands associated with healthcare reform, Medistar Home Health, through its Electronic Medical Records System, is presenting a nearly effortless means to increase the practice revenue and meet the Face-to-Face requirement.

Aided by Medistar’s Electronic Medical Records System referred to as StarPHISH, a physician practice can continue to receive an ongoing stream of revenue from the patients they refer for home health care. This method is an existing Medicare billing option referred to as Care Plan Oversight. “In the past, many physician offices chose to forgo Care Plan Oversight billing because of perceived burdensome documentation requirements, said Beth Denton, CEO/Owner. “For years, Medistar Home Health has been working with their referring physicians showing them how use of their StarPHISH system can help physicians oversee the care of their patients while they remain in their homes, while at the same time helping with the efficiencies of billing and collecting for the work they’re already doing.” Physicians find that working with Medistar Home Health and billing for Care Plan Oversight increases the profits of their practice.

In these difficult economic times, it’s easy to understand why physicians choose to work with healthcare providers, such as Medistar Home Health, that understand the importance of excellent and timely patient care as well as efficient and profitable business practices. The StarPHISH (Physician & and Hospital Information System for Home Health) is free to the practice and requires no special training or capability to implement.

About Medistar Home Health

Medistar Home Health is a Medicare-certified home health agency and a proud member of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Homecare Association of Louisiana. Medistar Home Health has been serving north and central Louisiana patients in the familiar surroundings of their homes since 1983. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients, our healthcare partners and our valued employees as we provide superior quality and compassionate care, while adhering to the highest standards of excellence. For more information, visit http://www.medistarhomehealth.com.

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