QIRT (Quality In Real Time), provider of home health and hospice coding, consulting, billing and education services, announced today the acquisition of Woodrow Healthcare Consulting, LLC (WHC). WHC specializes in providing consulting services in operations, clinical excellence, quality assurance, revenue accuracy, outcomes management, sales and marketing, strategic planning, business development and coding and OASIS reviews for home care and hospice agencies.
The acquisition will couple two of the leading home care and hospice leaders in the industry. WHC will expand QIRT's Education Division to include online and on-site education, provided by an acclaimed entity in this area – Stefanie Woodrow. In addition, WHC's qualified consulting, auditing and coding experts will join QIRT's growing Quality, Education, and Clinical Consulting Divisions.
"Stefanie Woodrow and QIRT share missions of prioritizing education. A valued colleague on the cutting edge of home care and hospice, Stefanie has been providing much needed education to agencies and staff across the United States, and tirelessly seeks out new opportunities for staff enrichment. QIRT will combine resources with Stefanie and provide additional services to home care and hospice agencies in this era of health care reform so that agencies continue to prosper, preparing the next generation of agency caregivers with the requisite knowledge. I am thrilled to welcome these talented employees to QIRT, and we will continue to provide the highest level of quality service to our customers," said Laura Page-Greifinger, QIRT CEO and President.
Stefanie Woodrow, President/CEO of Woodrow Healthcare Consulting, had this to say: "I first met the Quality in Real Time executive team in 2012, shortly after launching Woodrow Healthcare Consulting. Both teams realized quickly that we shared the same vision, mission and overall purpose. Our goals were aligned and there were clear synergies among our companies. Laura has made a great impression on our industry; to join with her team is an honor. The same great quality will continue to be delivered to our customers and to our employees. Together our resources will not only expand our footprint, but also allow us to have a greater impact on education within the industry."
In January 2015, QIRT diversified its offerings by adding Financial and Education Divisions to what had previously been mainly a quality compliance business. At the same time, QIRT acquired LPG & Associates, a clinical consulting company, to become a full service homecare provider. The acquisition of WHC is further expanding QIRT's Clinical Consulting, Quality and Education Divisions. With the addition of WHC, QIRT will now have an office and staff located in Birmingham, Alabama and will retain current offices in Floral Park, NY, Battle Creek, MI, and Troy, MI. Earlier this summer, QIRT also acquired A.D. Maxim, further expanding QIRT's Clinical Consulting, Quality, and Education Divisions.
Source : qirt.com