Health care reform has created a system in constant flux. As we move forward in a highly competitive market place, the focus on program integrity and quality is at the forefront. Our decision to move some of our internal processes to Quality in Real Time (QIRT) was a wise choice.
Their expertise and knowledge of home health care from every perspective provides a level of confidence for administrative staff and clinical personnel. Validating information with data that is provided timely takes the subjectivity out of the interaction between staff and QIRT.
Quality measures are critical to survival and in the near future, in a system of value based purchasing, reimbursement will be dependent upon proven quality outcomes. QIRT provides the road to success in that arena.
Michele A. Quirolo, RN, MS, CHCE
President/CEO Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley