Posts Tagged ‘Decision Health’

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…)

HCAF Members Recognized for High Quality of Care and Financial Performance

October 29, 2012

OCS HomeCare and DecisionHealth released the 2012 edition of HomeCare Elite™, an annual compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States. HCAF is excited to announce that Florida ranked first in the nation among all states with respect to the number of providers – 268 in all – making the list. HCAF applauds the 125 HCAF members that earned this designation!

Brought to you by National Research Corporation (also known as OCS HomeCare) and DecisionHealth, this market-leading review names the top 25 percent of agencies in performance measures. HomeCare Elite™ also recognizes the Top 100 and Top 500 providers nationwide. This year’s winners are ranked by an analysis of measures in quality of care, process measure implementation, and financial performance. (more…)

Home Care Industry Will Continue to Grow, Despite Political Uncertainty

May 3, 2012

By , Senior Housing News

Despite the political bickering in Washington, D.C., the Obama Administration’s desire to keep care for older Americans in their homes as much as possible to lower the costs of care is good news for the home care industry according to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice.

Presenting in front of roughly 40 home care professionals at a Decision Health M&A conference this week in Chicago, William Dombi, vice president for law at the NAHC said that despite Medicare payment reductions, the outlook for the home care industry continues to be positive.

“Demand for the service of home care will continue to grow,” he said. (more…)