HEALTHCAREfirst Attends National Association for Home Care and Hospice March on Washington

Ozark, MO, March 29, 2012 --( HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc., the leading provider of home health care and hospice technologies and services, announced today that it is joining members of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) for the annual March on Washington & Law Symposium Conference & Exposition. This event unites home health and hospice nurses, aides, providers and supporters together to ask Congress to protect and expand access to home care and hospice services.

The conference, held March 25-28, 2012, addresses topics including health care legislation, policy, advocacy and regulatory matters as well as tips on using technology to exchange data and coordinate care. In addition, attendees have the opportunity to visit with members of Congress and talk with their staff members who assist in making health policy decisions.

“We are proud to join so many from around the nation in making the voices of home health and hospice providers, patients and supporters heard. We have a lot of work to do to ensure that Americans will be able to continue to receive cost-effective, quality care in their homes. Home care is, and will continue to be, an essential part of the health care industry,” says Bobby Robertson, President and CEO.

According to NAHC, “The annual march comes at a time when the Medicare home care benefit which was $17 billion in 2009 has been cut by $77 billion over the next ten years. As a result of these cuts about 50 percent of all Medicare participating agencies will be under water in 2012 — that is, paid less than their costs by Medicare, even though home care and hospice is more cost effective, saving billions in Medicare expenditures.”


HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge technologies that improve business and clinical functions to over 1,200 home health care and hospice agencies across the United States. HEALTHCAREfirst was one of the first home health care software vendors to recognize the industry’s need for high quality software applications that are accessible over the internet. Based in Ozark, Mo and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides clients with web-available agency management software, business intelligence reporting, electronic medical record software, revenue cycle management software, billing services and coding services that ensure technology is not a barrier to patient care, but a powerful tool. HEALTHCAREfirst allows caregivers to focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at
Meghan Henry