(Louisville, KY) June 4, 2015 – Deyta, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst and an industry leader in data-driven management for hospice and home health care, announced today the launch of their Bereavement & Counseling Management solution to help hospices better serve clients by simplifying compliance, streamlining workflows, and managing counselor caseloads more effectively. In addition, hospices receive advanced analytics to gain greater insight into where they are having the biggest impact with their bereavement program. This new solution is available for use by any hospice, regardless of Electronic Health Records (EHR) system.

“We are excited to offer hospices a greater level of support for their bereavement programs,” said J. Kevin Porter, Senior Vice President of Deyta Analytics. “Bereavement services are such an integral part of the hospice experience and our solution is designed to create efficiencies so that staff can focus on supporting family and loved ones during their time of need.”

Deyta’s Bereavement & Counseling Management solution simplifies compliance with the Medicare Hospice Conditions of Participation by providing structure around bereavement programs and supportive documentation for client assessments, plans of care, outreach, and frequency of services.

This solution streamlines workflows, allowing counselors to focus more attention on clients and less on administrative burdens. Counselors can easily create client records, track details for multiple bereaved to a single patient, and calculate risk scores with a comprehensive outreach assessment. It simplifies planning and managing group sessions and workshops. Further efficiencies are gained with automated workflows for distributing and tracking customized bereavement mailings.

Finally, hospices gain advanced analytics to monitor and improve bereavement operations. Leaders can easily see the number of assessments performed, the number of face-to-face sessions conducted, group session attendance, clients needing expedited attention, and referral sources.

Deyta is hosting webinars on June 9th and June 17th. Visit Deyta’s Upcoming Webinars webpage to register. For immediate information, hospices may contact connect@healthcarefirst.com or 800-841-6095.


HEALTHCAREfirst provides cloud-based technologies and services to improve business and clinical operations for over four thousand home health and hospice providers across the United States.  Based in Springfield, MO and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides agency and clinical management software, cloud-based “Deyta” analytics and program management solutions, and outsourced revenue cycle management services (billing, coding and chart audits), in any combination. HEALTHCAREfirst’s breadth of solutions offer agencies a single source to improve patient care, create operational efficiencies, increase profitability, and simplify CMS compliance. With HEALTHCAREfirst, agencies can focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s websites at www.healthcarefirst.com and www.deyta.com.