HCPro, Inc., and Beacon Health Announce the Launch of the Center for Post Acute Excellence

Press Releases, February 26, 2010

In response to the ever-changing regulatory and payment landscape of the long-term care and homecare industries, HCPro, Inc.,  a leading provider of regulatory compliance and management products and services, announced today the launch of, The Center for Post Acute Excellence.

"It's a very important time in long-term care and homecare," said Emily Sheahan, Publisher of the long-term care and homecare divisions at HCPro. "With so many new regulatory changes, I'm proud we can offer our customers new post acute care consulting, custom education, and regulatory surveillance services to help them succeed."

Regulatory experts from The Center for Post Acute Excellence provide solutions to foster discussion among staff members, ensure that your staff is current on the latest rules and guidelines, and help you gauge how new regulatory changes will impact your organization today and in the future.

"Home care offers so many advantages to patients and caregivers," said Lu Post, RN, MN, COS-C, Regulatory Specialist for The Center for Post Acute Excellence, "Providing care in the place the patient most wants to be has many advantages. But it's critical that all programs work together to ensure a seamless transition. The interdisciplinary team extends across all service programs. We must all work together to ensure positive outcomes are the top priority."

Through a variety of formats, including customized on-site education, on-site and off-site consultation, question and answer services, on-call research, and other customized formats, The Center for Post Acute Excellence provides solutions for:

  • MDS 3.0/RUG-IV preparation and modeling
  • Survey readiness and response
  • Medicare compliance audits
  • Documentation improvement
  • Medicare billing and coding training
  • Case-mix analysis
  • OASIS-C training
  • Medicare hospice management
  • Change management

The Center for Post Acute Excellence not only gives healthcare professionals a place to go for educational solutions, but it also offers the latest headlines from HCPro sister sites, OASIS Central and MDS Central.
For more details on The Center for Post Acute Excellence, visit (http://www.CenterforPostAcuteExcellence.com).

With more than 20 years of experience, HCPro, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. The company's mission is to meet the specialized informational, advisory, and educational needs of the healthcare industry. To accomplish this mission, HCPro provides this specialized information in a variety of products, including Boot Camps, magazines, newsletters, books, videos, audio conferences, training handbooks, seminars, e-mail newsletters, and online courses. As an acknowledged industry authority in healthcare regulation and compliance, HCPro focuses on providing its clients assistance and expertise in the areas of revenue cycle management, long-term care, homecare, accreditation, medical staff affairs, credentialing, privileging, medical record management, regulatory compliance, nursing, quality/patient safety, infection control, and workplace safety.

In October 2008, Beacon Health teamed up with HCPro to better serve homecare and hospice providers now and in the future. As a division of HCPro, Beacon Health will continue to provide high-quality regulatory analysis, education, products, support, and leadership to home health agencies and hospice providers.