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Sandata Interface to Improve EVV Management for Hospice and Home Health

Springfield, Mo. – June 11, 2018 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announces a partnership with Sandata Technologies, LLC, the leading provider of technology to State Medicaid agencies, MCOs, and providers to optimize service delivery.
This interface provides automatic transfer of patient schedules into Sandata’s EVV system.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Extends Free CEUs Through 2018

Springfield, Mo. – December 14, 2017 – Due to an overwhelmingly positive response from customers, HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, advanced analytics, and CAHPS surveys announced an extension of their partnership with Curaport, the online education portal leader for home health and hospice.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Interface with Optum Hospice Pharmacy Management

Springfield, Mo. – November 9, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announces a partnership with Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services, the industry’s oldest hospice-centric pharmacy service provider of care-focused, innovative and cost-effective solutions.
This interface provides automatic transfer of demographic data from firstHOSPICE to the Optum hospice pharmacy management software.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Interface with Medline to Improve Supply Management for Home Health and Hospice

Springfield, Mo. – October 12, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced a partnership with Medline, the nation’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies for health care providers and end users with a mission of improving patient care and enhancing quality of life.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces CEU Education Partnership with Curaport

Springfield, Mo. – August 23, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced a partnership with Curaport, the online education portal leader for home health and hospice.
Through this partnership, HEALTHCAREfirst customers will have access to more than 100 hours of accredited continuing education opportunities and resources designed to help them stay on top of the latest in regulatory changes and industry trends.

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HEALTHCAREfirst and Simione Healthcare Consultants Celebrate Four-Year Partnership

Springfield, Mo. – July 14, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software and advanced analytics, and Simione Healthcare Consultants, the leader in healthcare consulting and technology, are excited to celebrate four years of collaboration. The partnership offering revenue cycle management for home health and hospice has reached the $1 billion mark in managing revenue through outsourced billing,

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HEALTHCAREfirst Continues System-Wide Refresh with the Unveiling of its New Home Health CAREpliance™ Technology

Springfield, Mo. – June 7, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announces more exciting enhancements coming this summer as part of a total system-wide refresh. On the heels of completing its integration with ABILITY Network and launching the industry’s strongest revenue cycle management platform called firstREV,

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces New Strategic Partnership with ABILITY Network

Springfield, Mo. and Minneapolis, Mn. – March 29, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced their partnership with ABILITY Network, a leading information technology company. ABILITY Network helps providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative revenue cycle and clinical management applications and data analytics.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Partnership with MEDsys Software Solutions for Electronic Visit Verification Interface

Springfield, Mo. – February 3, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced its partnership with MEDsys Software Solutions, a home care industry technology services leader, to enable home health agencies to easily satisfy Texas electronic visit verification (EVV) requirements.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Interface with Qualis Management to Improve DME Management for Hospice

Springfield, Missouri – January 12, 2016 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced its partnership with Qualis Management, the nation’s first DME management company that enables hospices to effectively manage DME orders, costs, and utilization to provide the best patient experience.

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HEALTHCAREfirst’s Deyta Analytics Division Announces 2016 Hospice Honors Recipients

Hospice Honors recognizes hospices providing the highest level of satisfaction
Springfield, Missouri – April 28, 2016 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and Deyta Analytics, recently announced the recipients of the fourth annual Hospice Honors, a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Debuts Only Complete Solution Suite for Home Health & Hospice Agencies

Springfield, Mo. – February 16, 2016 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and Deyta Analytics, recently announced the release of their Complete Solution Suite for Home Health and Hospice Agencies.
“HEALTHCAREfirst is the only company in the home health and hospice industry to offer a complete Solution Suite for an extremely affordable fixed cost that aligns perfectly with an agency’s three most significant priorities: accelerated and accurate payments,

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HEALTHCAREfirst and Deyta Analytics Announce 2015 HHCAHPS Honors Recipients

HEALTHCAREfirst and Deyta Analytics unveiled the 2015 HHCAHPS Honors recipients list and celebrated with recipients at the NAHC Annual Meeting.
(Louisville, KY) November 6, 2015 – Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, and an industry leader in data-driven management for the home health and hospice industries, unveiled the official list of 2015 HHCAHPS Honors recipients last week at the National Association for Home Care (NAHC) Annual Meeting Welcome Reception in Nashville,

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HEALTHCAREfirst releases the Deyta Bereavement & Counseling Management Solution to Support Hospices with Improved Operations and a Stronger Bereavement Program

Deyta’s Bereavement & Counseling Management solution provides hospices with a robust system for monitoring compliance and managing all aspects of the counseling process.
(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 &

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Deyta Announces 2015 Hospice Honors Recipients

Deyta released the 2015 Hospice Honors recipients list and celebrated with winners at NHPCO’s Management and Leadership Conference Welcome Reception.
(Louisville, KY) May 1, 2015 – Deyta, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst and an industry leader in data-driven management, is excited to announce the 2015 Hospice Honors recipients of the third annual Hospice Honors,

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Deyta Announces 2014 HHCAHPS Honors Recipients at NAHC Annual Meeting

Deyta Recognizes Home Health Agencies Providing the Best Patient Experience with HHCAHPS Honors
(Louisville, KY) October 20, 2014 – Deyta LLC, an industry leader in data-driven management for the home health and hospice industries, unveiled the official list of 2014 HHCAHPS Honors recipients last night at the National Association for Home Care (NAHC) Annual Meeting Welcome Reception in Phoenix,

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Two Healthcare Leaders Join Forces To Offer Revenue Cycle Management Premier Solution

Hamden, Connecticut and Ozark, Missouri – September 22, 2014 – Two healthcare market leaders have created a Revenue Cycle Management premier solution designed to help home care and hospice providers improve their business performance. Premier Returns, an innovative RCM product developed by HEALTHCAREfirst and Simione Healthcare Consultants, offers agencies outsourced billing and coding operations and consulting,

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HEALTHCAREfirst to Partner with Briggs Healthcare

Ozark, Mo. – June 30, 2014 –HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc., the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, announced a partnership with Briggs Healthcare, the leader in home health and hospice documentation. “We are excited that this partnership with HEALTHCAREfirst will offer the Briggs documentation in an electronic format that is easy-to-implement and use,

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Deyta Launches New Avoidable Events Actionboards to Support Hospices with Performance Improvement

Deyta’s new Avoidable Events Actionboards provide hospices with a robust system for monitoring and benchmarking falls, infections, incidents and other avoidable events for improving care delivery.
(Louisville, KY) June 27, 2014 – HEALTHCAREfirst‘s Deyta, LLC announced today the launch of new Avoidable Events Actionboards for helping hospices capture, measure and monitor data on potentially avoidable events.

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HEALTHCAREfirst to Partner with Pinnacle Quality Insight for CAHPS® Surveys

Ozark, Mo. – June 26, 2014 –HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc., the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, announced today that it has teamed up with Pinnacle Quality Insight to offer its customers Home Health and Hospice CAHPS® surveys.
Pinnacle Quality Insight, one of the industry’s leading phone-based CAHPS® survey providers,

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Deyta Offers Submission Services to Hospices for Automated Submission of Hospice Item Set Data to CMS

Deyta’s Submission Services for Quality Actionboards Alleviate Administrative Burdens and Assure Compliance with the Hospice Item Set
(Louisville, KY) June 19, 2014 – HEALTHCAREfirst‘s Deyta, LLC announced today that it will offer Submission Services with its new Quality Actionboards to further alleviate administrative burdens associated with ensuring Hospice Item Set (HIS) compliance.

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Deyta Introduces FastStart Program for Quality Actionboards to Offer Hospices a Last Minute Solution to Address the Hospice Item Set

Deyta’s FastStart Program for Quality Actionboards Assures Hospice Item Set Compliance
(Louisville, KY) June 17, 2014 – Deyta, LLC announced today the introduction of a FastStart program, a rapid onboarding process, for its new Quality Actionboards to offer hospices a last minute solution for capturing, measuring, and reporting Hospice Item Set (HIS) data. As part of the CMS Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP),

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Guardian Healthcare: Raising the Bar on Care Delivery with HEALTHCAREfirst’s HHCAHPS Insights

Customer Success Story Shows Guardian Healthcare Leverages HHCAHPS Insights for Staff Training and Improving Service Delivery
(Louisville, KY) May 1, 2014 – HEALTHCAREfirst‘s Deyta, LLC announced today the release of a customer success story on Guardian Healthcare called, “Raising the Bar on Care Delivery with Deyta’s Comprehensive HHCAHPS Program.” This story on Guardian Healthcare focuses on how Guardian has optimized service delivery by leveraging HEALTHCAREfirst’s HHCAHPS benchmarks for performance improvement.

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Deyta Announces 2014 Hospice Honors Recipients at NHPCO’s Management and Leadership Conference

Deyta Unveiled the 2014 Hospice Honors List and Celebrated with recipients at the NHPCO’s Management and Leadership Conference Welcome Reception, March 27, 2014
 
“We are thrilled to present Hospice Honors for the second year in a row. We are honored to serve such a dedicated industry, and we look forward to recognizing top performers each year for their hard work and dedication,” said Kevin Porter,

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Deyta Announces 2014 Hospice Honors Recipients at NHPCO’s Management and Leadership Conference

Deyta Unveiled the 2014 Hospice Honors List and Celebrated with recipients at the NHPCO’s Management and Leadership Conference Welcome Reception, March 27, 2014
“We are thrilled to present Hospice Honors for the second year in a row. We are honored to serve such a dedicated industry, and we look forward to recognizing top performers each year for their hard work and dedication,” said Kevin Porter,

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Deyta to Recognize Best in Caregiver Satisfaction with Second Annual Hospice Honors

Deyta to Celebrate Top Performing Hospices at the Welcome Reception at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Management and Leadership Conference
 
Hospice Honors is a program established by Deyta to recognize top hospices that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through care as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. The 2014 Hospice HonorsTM program evaluates caregiver feedback from October 2012 through September 2013.

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Deyta, LLC Expands Partnership with the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts to Include New Business Intelligence Solutions

(Louisville, KY) December 9, 2013 – HEALTHCAREfirst‘s Deyta, LLC has expanded its partnership with the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts, making available new member benefits that encompass a broad scope of business optimization – quality and compliance, operational efficiency and financial performance. Members have enjoyed benefits on Deyta’s HHCAHPS product in the past but will now have access to hospice tools including Quality Navigator which will support HIS requirements;

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Deyta Introduces the First Integrated Hospice Influence Networks for Hospice Providers

(Louisville, KY) November 19, 2013 – HEALTHCAREfirst‘s Deyta today introduced its integrated Hospice Influence Networks, a powerful Market Intelligence feature that gives hospices more insight into physicians who have the greatest ability to influence patient referrals. Hospice Influence Networks, an offering from Health Market Science, identifies physicians who have seen a patient within the six months prior to being referred to hospice.

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Deyta Showcases New Brand and Co-Presents Two Quality Educational Sessions at the 2013 NHPCO Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive

Deyta, LLC is unveiling its new brand later this month as an exhibitor at the 2013 NHPCO Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive in Kansas City, MO.
Louisville, KY (PRWEB) September 19, 2013  HEALTHCAREfirst‘s Deyta, LLC is unveiling its new brand later this month as an exhibitor at the 2013 NHPCO Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive in Kansas City,

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Deyta Introduces High Definition Success Guidance System

High Definition Success Guidance System will elevate performance for home health, hospice and other healthcare organizations.
(Louisville, KY – September 10, 2013) HEALTHCAREfirst‘s Deyta, LLC announced today the introduction of its High Definition Success Guidance System, and with it unveils a new brand, logo and website.
Deyta’s High Definition Success Guidance solutions guide home health,

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Deyta, LLC Expands Partnership with the Minnesota Home Care Association to Extend New Member Benefits

Deyta’s expanded solutions address critical challenges that today’s home care leaders face by providing fast access to key success indicators to drive smarter decision making.
“We are excited to bring their new ActionBoard System, along with all of Deyta’s tools to our members to help them leverage innovative technology solutions to keep up with today’s increasingly stringent regulatory environment and challenging reimbursement cuts,” said Jennifer Sorensen,

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Business Intelligence Enhancements That Help Reduce Medicare Denial Rates

Ozark, Mo. – July 2, 2013 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, today announced important Business Intelligence Enhancements, the industry’s leading online analytics tool for home health agencies that can help reduce denials of the most common HIPPS codes.
Earlier this year, Palmetto GBA announced new medical prepay audits based on certain HIPPS codes that have the highest denial rates.

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Deyta, LLC Invigorates Partnership with the Home Care Association of Florida to Expand Member Benefits

 
“Deyta has been a leading provider of HHCAHPS to Florida home health agencies,” said Bobby Lolley, Executive Director of the Home Care Association of Florida. “We are excited to bring their new ActionBoard System to our members to help them leverage innovative technology solutions to keep up with today’s reimbursement cuts and increased compliance protocols.”
“The Home Care Association of Florida is one of the most diligent associations we work with –

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Deyta Invigorates Partnership with the Pennsylvania Homecare Association to Expand Member Benefits

 
“We are excited to be expanding our partnership with Deyta,” said Vicki Hoak, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Homecare Association. “Their new ActionBoard System will become invaluable to our members as they look to leverage innovative technology solutions to keep up with today’s reimbursement cuts and increased compliance protocols.”
“The Pennsylvania Homecare Association is a wonderful partner and recognized industry leader. 

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Deyta Invigorates Partnership with the AHHC and SCHCA with Expanded Member Benefits

 
 
 
About Deyta, LLC
Partnering with thousands of hospice, home health, human services, and other healthcare organizations, Deyta simplifies data driven management, enabling our clients to overcome the avalanche of information that clouds good judgment. With Deyta, healthcare leaders make proactive decisions that strengthen financial performance, improve operational efficiency, assure CMS compliance, and provide better patient care.

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Deyta to Recognize Best in Caregiver Satisfaction with Hospice Honors™ Award

 
“Hospice Honors defines a new standard of excellence in the patient/family experience for hospice agencies,” says Liz Silva, Director of Hospice, “Identifying these top‐performing hospices is our way of recognizing organizations that have demonstrated high quality of care to both patients and caregivers. That positive family experience is a key driver of ongoing patient‐focused care and overall agency success.”
Established by Deyta,

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Deyta Partners with PPS Plus Software, a Leading Provider of OASIS Analysis Software

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PPS Plus Software and their team of experts are truly thought leaders in the home health industry; their OASIS analysis and coding solutions are first-rate,” said J. Kevin Porter, Deyta’s CEO. “We want our home health clients to have the best possible tools for fulfilling their HHCAHPS® requirements; that’s why we will recommend our clients leverage PPS Plus Software for their OASIS analysis and coding needs.”
Started in 1996 by John Shinn,

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Deyta Offering Educational Webinar Series on Quality Measurement Statistics and Analysis

(Louisville, KY – January 15, 2013)  Beginning Wednesday, February 20, 2013, HEALTHCAREfirst‘s Deyta will host the first of a three-part educational webinar series focusing on quality measurement statistics and analysis.
Presented by Deyta’s Director of Education and Data Analytics, Becky Van Vorst, “An Introduction to Statistics and Analysis for Quality Measurement” will offer attendees a fundamental understanding of quantitative statistics including the terminology and analyses commonly used in quality measurement.

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HEALTHCAREfirst Honored With Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power Award

Ozark, Mo. – December 7, 2012 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer of Web-based software and services for home care, was recently featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc.’s Hire Power Awards, recognizing private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years.
HEALTHCAREfirst experienced considerable growth from 2008 to 2011,

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Deyta to Introduce 2012 HHCAHPS Honors™ at NAHC Annual Meeting

 
The 2012 HHCAHPS Honors event will take place Monday, October 22 at Deyta’s booth (#1507) in the expo hall from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. All attendees are invited.
Established by Deyta, the 2012 HHCAHPS Honors™ recognizes the top 20 percent of home health providers that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through their care as measured from the patient’s point of view.

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Deyta Introduces Free Toolkit to Help Hospices Meet CMS Quality Reporting Requirements

(Louisville, KY – June 26, 2012) Deyta, LLC has introduced the “Comfortable Dying Measure Starter Toolkit,” a free toolkit that helps hospices accurately record patient information and calculate data elements that must be reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for all new hospice patients beginning October 1, 2012.
The Comfortable Dying measure is the first hospice quality indicator that must be reported to CMS in response to the Affordable Care Act.

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AHHC of North Carolina and the South Carolina HCHA Announce a Partnership

(Louisville, KY – April 26, 2012) Deyta LLC, the Association for Home and Hospice Care of North Carolina (AHHC) and the South Carolina Home Care and Hospice Association (SCHCHA) have partnered to promote improvement in the quality of care and services provided by the home health and hospice provider community of North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Deyta announces 2012 HHCAHPS Honors Recipients

Established by Deyta, this prestigious annual honor recognizes the top 20 percent of agencies that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through care as measured from the patient’s point of view. The 2012 HHCAHPS Honors recipients are the highest performing agencies ranked by analyzing satisfaction measures covering both performance and improvement of care over a 12-month period.

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Deyta Provides a Free Online Tool to Help Hospices Submit Voluntary Structural Measure Reporting To CMS

(Louisville, KY – January 10, 2012) HEALTHCAREfirst‘s Deyta LLC, a leader in healthcare quality measurement tools and benchmarks, has developed a free web-based reporting tool for hospices called the Voluntary Structural Measure Reporting Program. In response to 2010’s Affordable Care Act, hospices are being asked to voluntarily submit data about the structural measure addressing their participation in a Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program to the Centers for Medicare &

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Deyta Ranked #9 on Louisville’s Business First 2011 Fast 50

(Louisville, KY – September 24, 2011) HEALTHCAREfirst‘s Deyta LLC, a provider of healthcare quality measurement tools and benchmarks, was recently ranked number nine in Business First’s 2011 list of the 50 fastest growing private companies in Greater Louisville. The “Fast 50” list ranks the 50 companies with the biggest percentage of revenue growth in the 13 county metro area.

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Deyta Announces Integrated Data Interface for Hospice Surveys & Benchmarking

(Louisville, KY – April 12, 2011) HEALTHCAREfirst‘s Deyta, LLC and Homecare Homebase, LLC today announced an integrated data interface between their two systems, enabling common users a seamless and automated data transfer mechanism to support survey and benchmarking requirements. The newly integrated data interface will allow Homecare Homebase users to automatically send patient information needed for family evaluation of care and bereavement surveys to Deyta and allow for integration of QAPI reporting through Deyta’s Quality Navigator.

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Deyta and NHPCO Partner to Strengthen Quality Improvement and Research Value of Hospice Quality Benchmarking Tool

(Louisville, KY – March 26, 2011) – The National Hospice and Palliative Care organization (NHPCO) has reaffirmed its eight-year collaboration with HEALTHCAREfirst‘s Deyta, LLC to collect, analyze and report results of the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC) survey. Deyta and NHPCO partner together to continue to grow and strengthen the United States’ largest hospice quality benchmark database,

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