HCPro, Inc., and Beacon Health announce the launch of consulting services for post acute care providers

Press Releases, May 23, 2011

HCPro, Inc., and Beacon Health announce the launch of consulting services for post acute care providers
Consulting services help long-term care and home health providers ensure regulatory compliance, revenue integrity 

HCPro, Inc., and its subsidiary Beacon Health, leading providers of education and information on healthcare regulatory compliance and management, announced today the launch of long-term care and home health consulting divisions. These newly formed divisions will provide cutting-edge, customized solutions to meet clients' most complex educational and consulting needs.

Clients will receive personalized, hands-on service from HCPro and Beacon Health consultants, who will work with them to achieve efficient, customized solutions in areas such as revenue cycle/case-mix analysis, Medicare compliance, survey preparation and remediation, and documentation reviews.

HCPro and Beacon Health consultants will partner with their clients to conduct mock surveys and chart audits, and review assessment data to ensure that each client organization is as efficient, compliant, and profitable as possible.

The long-term care consulting division will be headed by HCPro's regulatory specialist Diane Brown, who possesses more than 25 years of operational experience in healthcare and is the lead instructor for several of HCPro's popular Boot Camps.

"Long-term care facilities face uphill struggles in these times of heightened compliance scrutiny, sicker residents, and shrinking revenue," said Brown. "Each organization does things a little differently, and our customized brand of consulting is meant to give them all the personalized touch they require and deserve, and enable them to not only compete but to thrive."

The home health consulting division will be led by Beacon Health's homecare and hospice regulatory specialist Paula Long, RN, CHCE, who has more than 15 years of clinical, regulatory, and operational experience in home health and hospice, and is the lead instructor for Beacon Health's Mastering Medicare seminars.

"Home health agencies have been bombarded by a new survey process, deep payment cuts, and an impending overhaul to the coding system," said Long. "We are here to help them get paid what they deserve and put procedures in place to ensure compliance so they can concentrate on what truly matters—providing optimal patient care."

To learn more about HCPro and Beacon Health's long-term care and home health consulting services, contact client relations manager Elizabeth Petersen at epetersen@hcpro.com or 781/639-1872, Ext. 3432. Details can also be found online at The Center for Post Acute Excellence (www.centerforpostacuteexcellence.com).