Care Communications, Inc. Announces 12 Percent Revenue Growth for the First Quarter of 2013

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Significant increase in demand for improved data quality in hospitals and medical practices cited for increase

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Care Communications, Inc. (CARE) a national health information management (HIM) consulting and outsourcing firm, announced today that its total first quarter 2013 revenue increased by 12 percent when compared with the same period in the previous year.

Increased workloads for health information management professionals from initiatives such as preparing for ICD-10, electronic health record (EHR) implementations, and new regulations combined with improving coding and clinical documentation quality have all contributed to increased demand for services. The mounting EHR and ICD-10 transition costs coupled with the impact of Hospital Value-based Purchasing policies have hospitals and physician practices focusing on significantly improving their data quality to ensure optimal patient care outcomes, proper reimbursement and accuracy in reporting.

“These challenges are beyond what has taken place in the past 37 years of our service to the health care industry,” said Hal Walsh, senior vice president of Business Development at Care Communications. “The HIM credentialed professional is uniquely qualified to positively advance many of these key initiatives and our clients are engaging CARE’s team in new and expanding data quality improvement projects as they adapt to the emerging new health care paradigm.”

About Care Communications, Inc.

Care Communications is a nationally recognized leader in health information management and has served the data quality needs of leading health care organizations since 1976. Care Communications offers the industry’s most comprehensive suite of health information consulting and outsourcing services, including coding production, coding audits and education, ICD-10 transition, EHR data quality and integrity services, interim management, cancer registry, clinical research support and leadership development. Care Communications is the preferred vendor for VHA/Novation and has been an Elite Award winner as one of Chicago’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” for the past five years.

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