Care Communications, Inc. Signs New Agreement with Novation

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Health information management company to serve members of national healthcare supply chain contracting company.

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Care Communications, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in health information management (HIM), today announced that it has signed a new three-year agreement with Novation, the leading healthcare supply chain expertise and contracting company for the 65,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista to provide HIM consulting and staffing services.

“Health Information Management (HIM) is at the center of significant changes facing healthcare organizations, including the transitions to ICD-10 and the electronic health record (EHR), implementing new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pay for performance programs, and enhancing coding performance to ensure optimal coding that results in appropriate reimbursement,” said Hal Walsh, senior vice president for business development and marketing. “Through our renewed relationship, we offer our 37 years of HIM expertise to each member organization served by Novation.”

Care Communications' three-year agreement will offer the members Novation serves various services including: ICD-10 education and staffing services, on-site and remote coding services, coding quality improvement programs, cancer registry services, interim HIM management, HIM consulting and leadership development and training programs.

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.

About Novation, Winner of the Ethics Inside® Certification

Novation is the leading health care supply chain expertise and contracting company for the more than 65,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, Children's Hospital Association, an alliance of the nation's leading pediatric facilities, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members with sourcing services, as well as information and data services. To learn more about Novation, please visit http://www.novationco.com and follow @NovationNews.

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