Homecare Homebase Signs Virginia Home Health Provider
Homecare Homebase has announced that Virginia's Five Star Home Health Care has joined its growing roster of agency clients. Five Star offers "whole-person care" with fully integrated, in-home nursing, therapy and personal care services.
With major regulatory changes fast approaching, Five Star Home Health Care was looking to improve scheduling, streamline workflow and make compliance easier, knowing "defensible documentation" and proven results will be critical under the Medicare PDGM reimbursement system that takes effect next January.
William Harvey, VP of Skilled Care and Administrator for Five Star Home Health Care said his company looked closely at three other software solutions before choosing HCHB. "After seeing the software demo, it was clear that HCHB is right at the forefront of compliance. And for us, that was one of the biggest drivers in our decision."
Another major attraction for Harvey was the HCHB Analytics tool, which allows fast, easy insight and metrics on staff utilization, clinical outcomes, sales, referral source tracking and conversion rates. "Right now, collecting and compiling data for our weekly review takes one person an entire day. With HCHB, we'll have it all at the touch of a few buttons."
HCHB President Scott Decker noted that with complex data now driving more and more clinical and business decisions, the tech company has been adding new services to "do more of the hard work" for the agencies they serve. "The continued, rapid growth of in-home care means agencies are demanding sophisticated clinical reporting tools that are easier to use to create documentation and transmit data, as well as more robust analytics and reporting. It’s an exciting time to be part of the evolution of home-based care".
About Five Star Home Health Care
Five Star provides personal care and skilled services in eleven Northern and Northwestern Virginia counties. They accept Medicare and Medicaid, most commercial insurances, long-term care insurance, and can invoice patients directly.
About Homecare Homebase, LLC
Homecare Homebase (HCHB) is a Dallas-based software company offering hosted, cloud-based solutions to home health, homecare, and hospice agencies. Mobile solutions enable real-time, wireless data exchange and communication between field clinicians, physicians and office staff. Founded by industry veterans in 1999, the company became part of the Hearst Health Network in 2013.
About Hearst Health
The mission of Hearst Health is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person's health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from Hearst Health reaches 85 percent of discharged patients, 205 million insured individuals, 77 million home health visits and 3.2 billion dispensed prescriptions. The Hearst Health network includes First Databank, Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase, MHK (formerly MedHOK— Medical House of Knowledge) and Hearst Health Ventures. Hearst also holds a minority interest in the precision medicine and oncology analytics company M2Gen.
WellSky Acquires Health Care Software Inc.
LENEXA, Kan. — Feb. 26, 2019 — WellSky, a leading health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, and Health Care Software, Inc., a leading provider of integrated clinical and financial IT software for long-term acute care hospitals, senior living, and in-patient behavioral health providers, today announced that WellSky has acquired HCS.
The HCS Interactant® solution is an enterprise platform, serving patients with complex needs who require longer term hospital stays and highly specialized care. The system serves thousands of client locations across LTACHs, behavioral health facilities, and senior living facilities.
HCS will maintain its office and operations in Wall Township, New Jersey, with CEO Tom Fahey continuing to lead in that location. HCS clients will see no immediate changes to their software and customer service. The company will be gradually integrated into the WellSky brand over time.
WellSky is a technology company offering software and professional services that address the continuum of health and social care. A portfolio company of TPG Capital, WellSky serves more than 10,000 customer sites around the world — including hospital systems, blood banks and labs, home health and hospice franchises, government agencies, and human services organizations.
HCS provides an integrated clinical and financial IT platform to LTACH, senior living, and behavioral health facilities. Since 1969, the HCS Interactant® platform has been delivering enterprise-wide solutions for revenue cycle management, financial reporting, electronic medical records, mobile technology, and business intelligence.
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