Category Archives: Regulatory

Briggs Healthcare’s Documentation to be Incorporated Into CareVoyant Software Solutions

Briggs Healthcare and CareVoyant (formerly Infosys Inc.) have announced a partnership that will expand the availability of clinical documentation and forms needed by the long-term care, home health, and hospice industries.As a result of this partnership, Briggs Healthcare’s documentation will be incorporated into CareVoyant’s software solutions, providing CareVoyant customers with clinical forms in a convenient and efficient electronic format.
While Briggs has been a leading provider of professional documentation systems and forms for the long-term care, assisted living, home care and hospice markets, CareVoyant has developed integrated clinical, financial and administrative applications mainly for ambulatory and post-acute healthcare providers.CareVoyant customers will benefit by the addition of the trusted content Briggs is known for, keeping current with regulatory requirements, all while enjoying modifications and additions to industry best practices. Combined with the flexibility and depth of CareVoyant software, this partnership provides a powerful solution for home care, hospice, and long term care providers.
When will the Briggs forms be available for CareVoyant customers?
Beginning in January 2015, we will begin releasing Hospice forms and continue to produce Home Health and Long Term Care forms throughout the year. Announcements will be made to CareVoyant customers when they become available.
Will the forms look exactly like Briggs paper-based forms?The electronic version of Briggs forms will incorporate all the fields and content that are in the paper forms, along with the same sequence. On the screen, however, layout will not resemble the form in the paper format. The electronic version presents just one column of data at a time, as opposed to the multiple columns available on the paper form. In this case, we believe this is the best way to present the data for electronic entry. Additionally, data entry points such as vitals and other measurements will be integrated into the forms to eliminate duplicate entries. 
Will there be an associated cost? Yes, there will be a nominal licensing fee for customers who want to access Briggs Forms. More will be available as the release date nears.
How can I find out more information? Information will be available as the forms are released at the CareVoyant Customer Portal, or check back at this blog for more details.

CareVoyant User Group Conference Highlights

CareVoyant User Group Conference Highlights

The 9th annual CareVoyant User Group Conference (UGC) wrapped up August 8th to strong attendance and rave reviews. Every year, over 100 CareVoyant customers travel from across the USA to the Chicago area for three days of learning, networking, and planning. The UGC features numerous networking opportunities, and over 40 break-out sessions designed to make the most of their CareVoyant investment. Sessions include CareVoyant-specific topics, regulatory updates, and sessions presented by partners on a variety of topics that interest attendees.

This year, many of our sponsors presented sessions, including: iDatix, eHealthData, ZirMed, PPS Plus, CellTrak, Trizetto, Homecare CRM, CareWatch, Healthcare Market Resources, and Premier Computing.

Popular sessions included regulatory updates for home health, regulatory updates for home health, threats and opportunities under health care reform, ICD-10: What your coder needs to know, and survey do’s and dont’s.

Additionally, several CareVoyant customers presented their stories of successfully rolling out solutions at their location. This year, customers from home care, long term care, and medical billing presented their technology stories. These sessions are among the most popular.

The 10th annual UGC in 2015 is already being scheduled and calls for presentations are being accepted. The 2015 UGC will be held in October, 2015. Monitor the UGC website for updates:

9th Annual CareVoyant User Group Conference
9th Annual CareVoyant User Group Conference

CMS to Offer FREE OASIS-C1/ICD9 Webinar

There will be a CMS Webinar on OASIS-C1/ICD9 on WEDNESDAY, September 3, from 1:00-2:00 CST.

This free webinar on OASIS-C1/ICD-9 does not require registration – 1000 lines will be available on a first come, first served basis.  CMS advises signing on 20-30 minutes in advance.  The webinar is oriented to both state agency personnel and providers.  

The website for the webinar is:

Materials will be posted on the OASIS training page of CMS’ website and a recording will be available within a few weeks after the actual presentation. We hope you can take advantage of this opportunity!