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DCI was Proud to Sponsor the Works of Heart Award at the ORA NW Conference

October 29, 2019 12:33 pm

This October, we were honored to take part in the Oregon Resource Association (ORA) NW Conference on Disability Services.  As a co-sponsor of the event, we helped bring together professionals in the field to learn about industry trends, technological advancements and test out new product innovations. We partnered with ORA for their regional conference on disability services because of shared... View Article

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The Custom Approach to a New Direct Care Software

October 17, 2019 10:30 am

The 21st Century Cures Act deadline is quickly approaching. According to the new regulations, all Medicaid agencies and care services must integrate some form of electronic visit verification (EVV) into their organizational processes. What this means is that home visits will be verified electronically and in real time. The deadline for implementation is January 1, 2020. However, some states have... View Article

How Agencies Can Take Care of Their Caregivers

October 1, 2019 8:50 am

The mental and physical well-being of your caregivers has a huge impact on your company and the individuals they serve. Not only does burnout negatively affect the health of hard working caregivers, but it’s also a main cause of turnover in this field—up to 60% in most agencies! As a home or community healthcare organization, one of your top priorities... View Article

How DCI Can Help Your Home and Community Health Agency

September 15, 2019 9:33 am

At DCI — Direct Care Innovations — we are just that! We want to bring the very best cutting-edge technology to your agency and completely invigorate the experience there with innovation. The bottom line is a better outcome for your staff and the individuals that you serve. It is our goal to alleviate the stresses of the administrative tasks of... View Article

Transitioning Your Care Agency to a New Software Platform

September 4, 2019 9:43 am

Switching from one data management system to another may seem like a daunting but necessary task for agencies. Although the process of switching to a new software platform is a large undertaking, our goal is to not only get your agency setup, but also to make the process as efficient and seamless as possible.  Here at Direct Care Innovations, we... View Article

DCI Software, EVV Compliance, and a Better ROI for Your Agency

August 15, 2019 9:37 am

As we enter the second half of 2019, we wanted to share a few of our top articles that help demonstrate how DCI Software streamlines your care agency and its services. Easily see how DCI can make your agency EVV compliant without making it a one-size fits all approach. Learn how our software benefits your daily operations while also setting... View Article

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The Benefits of DCI as Your EVV Vendor

August 1, 2019 1:32 pm

Direct Care Innovations is a software company providing innovative solutions for the Home and Community Care industry. DCI provides a platform that meets all government requirements for electronic visit verification and also provides the additional services an agency needs to operate efficiently and profitably. DCI was founded in 2014 by a core team of dedicated professionals who saw a need... View Article

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Your EVV Vendor Options by State and What that Means for Agencies

July 23, 2019 7:33 am

When it comes to EVV vendor options, there are 5 options that all fall under either an “Open”, “Closed”, or “Hybrid” model. These options exist to cater to different state requirements and agencies that utilize electronic visit verification. Below, we’ve broken down what the 3 main categories mean for the 5 options that are currently present.  Closed EVV Model In... View Article

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Proactive Training Compliance for Caregivers

July 16, 2019 7:32 am

Training and certification of caregivers are essential to ensure that the best possible care is being provided to their clients. Providers and agency owners need to have a proactive approach to training to ensure that they are providing the best care and also being compliant with state, federal and insurance criteria. Direct Care Innovations (DCI) creates business management platforms for... View Article

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How to Decide When to Start Your EVV Implementation

July 9, 2019 7:30 am

The 21st Century Cures Act mandates that all states implement EVV for all Medicaid personal care services and home health services that require an in-home visit by a provider. All impacted agencies must implement an EVV system by January 1st, 2020. With the date quickly approaching, it’s important to know when you should begin your EVV implementation process.  We look... View Article

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