FLORAL PARK, N.Y.
- Sept. 11, 2018
-- QIRT (Quality In Real Time), a premier coding and consulting provider serving home care, hospice, and skilled nursing facilities, has hired Giovanni (Gio) Pagano, formerly of Cardinal Health, as Director of Business Development. In his new position, Gio will lead the business development and account management teams to position QIRT as the industry leader for end-to-end solutions in the post-acute space. QIRT's vision of Quality Cycle Management for the post-acute industry utilizes a strategic coordination of QIRT's five solutions to support industry organizations.
Prior to joining QIRT in September, Gio worked for Cardinal Health, Home Healthcare Solutions where he built extensive relationships with key stakeholders in the post-acute industry. Gio has dedicated 12 years of his career to the post-acute space, with 6 of those years in the home care and hospice industry. His first official QIRT outing occurs this week at the QIRT-sponsored Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice's Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio.
QIRT CEO and President, Laura Page-Greifinger, spoke about Gio joining the QIRT team: "Quality has and always will be our most important value, yet we are finding others in the industry are placing less emphasis on quality as regulations and bottom lines continue to conflict with each other. I brought Gio on as a team member to be our 'boots on the ground'. His task is to show agencies that for QIRT, quality is not simply the word for our coding: it is our guiding principle for complete agency solutions. Agencies should not skimp on quality at the expense of other factors, as this will result in much larger issues down the line. It is important to me that agencies realize this, to the benefit of the industry. QIRT doesn't insist on long-term contracts, our Advantage Platform creates revolutionary dashboards and reporting, and our staff's quality is the best in the industry. Now, Gio will be heading across the country to illustrate this to the entire post-acute industry."
Gio expressed his thoughts as well: "I am extremely excited about joining the strong team at QIRT. I proudly share many of the same values QIRT stands for and I believe our industry needs strong partners who value integrity, quality, and customer experience above all. I am confident that QIRT is that partner which allows providers to focus on what matters most, the patient."
Gio resides in northeast Ohio and is a proud father of two young girls. He is married to the love of his life Julie, whom he met at Kent State while completing an undergraduate degree in biochemistry.
QIRT has plans to continue to support the post-acute industry through changes in payment models, coding and OASIS regulations, QAPI and conditions of participation. QIRT experts promote Quality Cycle Management
in agencies through quality coding, education, implementation, speaking engagements, and by hosting webinars throughout the year. Experts share what the QIRT team has learned from the QIRT Advantage Platform's data-collection and reporting tools and how to utilize this knowledge.
QIRT (Quality In Real Time) is an industry-leading provider of home health and hospice coding, billing, and consulting services. Serving agencies across the United States, QIRT provides quality assurance oversight, coding/assessment reviews, clinician education, plus clinical and financial consulting to home care, hospice, and post-acute care agencies. Find out more: QIRT.com