VNAA Blueprint for Excellence: Hospice and Palliative Care Wins DecisionHealth's Case in Point Platinum Award
Thursday, May 7, 2015
by: Visiting Nurse Associations of America

Section: Breaking News




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 7, 2015
Contact: Hank Daugherty
hdaugherty@vnaa.org
(571) 527-1537

BETHESDA, Md. - May 7, 2015 - DecisionHealth today selected the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) Blueprint for Excellence: Hospice and Palliative Care for its prestigious Case in Point Platinum Award in the category of Case Management Specialty Programs: Home Care and Hospice/Palliative Care Programs.

The VNAA Blueprint for Excellence: Hospice and Palliative Care is a free, web-based quality improvement and workforce training resource for hospice and palliative care providers. It advances the use of best practices by gathering into one virtual location curriculum and training tools, as well as the relevant research supporting those tools. The best practices featured in the Blueprint are consistent with recommendations developed by the Institute of Medicine, the National Consensus Project's Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care and other research.

"VNAA is very proud to accept this award, which recognizes the innovation and quality of our members and their commitment to improving hospice and palliative care delivery by developing and sharing best practices," said Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO of VNAA. "We particularly thank those members who helped review the research and compile these best practices. Their hard work enables us to make the VNAA Blueprint for Excellence available for free to all hospice and palliative care providers," added Margaret "Peg" Terry, VNAA's Vice President of Quality.

VNAA also received a nomination in this award category for its home health-focused VNAA Blueprint for Excellence: Care Transitions.

For more information on both resources, visit www.vnaablueprint.org.

For more information on DecisionHealth's Case in Point Platinum Award, visit www.decisionhealth.com/dorland/Platinum_Awards/.

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About VNAA

VNAA is a national association that supports, promotes and advances mission driven, nonprofit providers of home and community-based healthcare, hospice and health promotion services to ensure quality care for their communities. VNAA members share a mission to provide cost-effective and compassionate care to some of the nation's most vulnerable individuals, particularly the elderly and individuals with disabilities. Learn more at www.vnaa.org.

About DecisionHealth

For 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the home care industryís leading source for analysis, guidance and tools that improve revenue cycle performance, profitability and regulatory compliance. Agencies nationwide turn to DecisionHealth for education and training, coding and billing solutions, and ongoing expert guidance through its subscription-based services. DecisionHealth also certifies home health agency professionals in coding and OASIS-C through its Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance, and provides custom consulting services through its DecisionHealth Professional Services unit. For product information, call 1-855-CALL-DH1 or visit www.decisionhealth.com.

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