October 24, 2022

Netsmart Reveals Innovative Digital Technology to Advance Value-Based Care Delivery for Home Care and Hospice Agencies at NAHC 2022

Netsmart Media Contact:
Vince Koehler


OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 24, 2022 —  Netsmart will reveal the latest solution and software innovations of the CareFabric® platform that are transforming care delivery for home care and hospice agencies at the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) Conference and Expo on Oct. 23-25 in St. Louis.

NAHC attendees can learn about new technology capabilities to support value-based care programs by leveraging the CareFabric platform to support all post-acute service lines on a single platform, including palliative care. Netsmart has been at the forefront of advancing the next generation of palliative care capabilities by achieving the industry’s first 100% certification of base criteria, earning the myUnity® electronic health record (EHR) certification from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. By earning ONC certification, Netsmart has the ability to equip post-acute care providers with a platform to operationalize and manage large-scale palliative care programs, while qualifying for reimbursement to participate in CMS MIPS/MACRA programs. 

“Home care and hospice providers are facing obstacles unlike ever before,” said Netsmart SVP & Managing Director of Post-Acute Dawn Iddings. “Having a committed technology partner to help you deliver high-quality care is the key to future success. As providers navigate the growing demands of the market, attract and retain qualified staff and keep up with the ever-changing regulatory requirements, digital transformation is needed now more than ever. Our teams have worked alongside our client partners to develop new functionalities and we look forward to demonstrating ways our cutting-edge solutions are helping post-acute care clients digitize and integrate their operations across a variety of functions.”

By visiting Netsmart at booth 915, attendees can discover how organizations are leveraging the population health management solution, CareManager™, to improve care coordination between providers across healthcare and CareRouter mobile dispatch technology to optimize visit assignments, enable in most instances real-time visibility to staff and enable caregivers in the field to respond quickly to crisis calls. The easy-to-use CareRouter solution was developed in collaboration with long-standing client partner, Ohio’s Hospice, who has increased speed to care by 90% since implementation and achieved their goal of dispatching care within 15 minutes of receiving a request.  

The CareManager technology is advancing post-acute care organizations’ population health management initiatives, enabling providers to reduce gaps in care, avoid risks during care transitions, lower readmissions and better manage value-based contracts. Clients utilizing CareManager have experienced up to a 10% reduction in annual costs for value-based contracts, a 40% reduction in time spent coordinating treatment across partner providers, 50% less time spent on caseload management, and up to 80% less time spent on double entry of clinical data.

Netsmart will showcase one of the latest additions to the CareFabric integrated platform, a cloud-based revenue cycle management solution that helps healthcare providers reduce account receivable collection hours by as much as 20% while accelerating cash flow, improving their productivity and increasing their profitability. As organizations face staffing challenges, the collections management automation solution increases staff efficiency, productivity and drives end-user satisfaction.

NAHC attendees can view how automated referral technology is leveraged to position your agency to gain more referrals and boost revenue. Netsmart Referral Manager®  is a web-based, EHR-agnostic referral solution that simplifies the acceptance and rejection process, enabling providers to handle referrals efficiently and effectively. Referral Manager helps address staffing shortages by reducing the need for emails, phone calls, repetitive tasks and manual data entry reducing time spent by 50% on the referral process. The benefits experienced by clients include achieving up to a 40% reduction in time spent on referral admission processes, a 70% reduction in time spent processing referrals into the EHR, and a 10% reduction in annual costs of care for shared risk programs.

Providers can learn about the upcoming launch of the Netsmart Simple™ home health offering for scrubbing and transmitting OASIS data and request a demonstration of a variety of CareFabric solutions that drive efficiencies, reduce administrative burden and improve the delivery of care.

While selecting your education sessions, visitors are highly encouraged to attend presentations from Netsmart client partners:

  • Sunday, Oct. 23 at 4:00 pm  - In the session, New Data on Employee Experience, Health and Wellbeing, VNA Health Group leaders will unpack their holistic approach to employee experience and strategize how your organization can leverage metrics and surveys.
  • Sunday, Oct. 23 at 4:00 pm  - David Totaro, chief government affairs officer, BAYADA Home Health Care, will share the importance of prioritizing advocacy for home-based care and future care delivery models in Mission-Critical to Revenue: The Value of Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy and Engagement.
  • Monday, Oct. 24 at 4:30 pm – Enhabit Home Health and Hospice SVP of Specialty Programs, Kasi Hedt, PT, will discuss necessary tools for home health agencies to meet the quality markers that are part of the new CMS value-based reimbursement structure in Partnering for Success: Navigating Expanded HHVBP Model with Innovative Acute Care Strategies.
  • Monday, Oct. 24 at 4:30 pm A collective of industry experts from VNA Health Group will present strategies to counter the U.S. workforce crisis impacting healthcare and the policies that need to be adopted to make systemic change to meet the caregiver needs of the public at Fixing the Healthcare People Problem.

Home care and hospice agencies attending the NAHC Conference and Expo can meet with Netsmart industry experts at booth 915 to discuss how to drive digital transformation with solutions and services of the CareFabric platform.






About Netsmart

Netsmart, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) technology and services solutions, designs, builds and delivers electronic health record software (EHR), health information exchanges (HIEs), analytics and telehealth solutions and services that are powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use. Our platform provides accurate, up-to-date information that is easily accessible to care team members in the human services and post-acute care (which is comprised of skilled nursing, home care, hospice, palliative and senior living) and payer markets. We make the complex simple and personalized so our clients can concentrate on what they do best: provide services and treatment that support whole-person care.

By leveraging the powerful Netsmart network, care providers can seamlessly and securely integrate information across communities, collaborate on the most effective treatments and improve outcomes for those in their care. Our streamlined systems and personalized workflows put relevant information at the fingertips of users when and where they need it.

For more than 50 years, Netsmart has been committed to providing a common platform to integrate care. SIMPLE. PERSONAL. POWERFUL. Our more than 2,700 associates work hand-in-hand with our 680,000+ users at our clients across the U.S. to develop and deploy technology that automates and coordinates everything from clinical to financial to administrative. Learn more about how Netsmart is changing the face of healthcare today. Visit www.ntst.com, call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on our CareThreads BlogLinkedIn and Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit us on YouTube. Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDayMatters® Foundation, which was established for behavioral health, care at home, senior living and social services organizations to learn from each other and share their causes and stories.