VNAA and CLA Announce Health Care Strategic Alliance
Minneapolis — December 13, 2016 — CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), a leading national professional services firm renowned for work to support home health, hospice, and community-based care organizations, and the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), a nonprofit organization representing mission-driven home-based care organizations, today announced a strategic alliance to offer financial leadership, education, and guidance for the home-based care industry.
VNAA seeks to transform home-based care by advancing quality, value, and innovation. VNAA establishes best practices for quality improvement in home-based care, offers clinical procedures for home health and hospice providers, and demonstrates the value of care provided in the home through case studies and quantitative projects. In 2015, VNAA launched the Center for Value Based Transformation (CVBT) to guide and assist home-based care providers in the transition to new, value-based care delivery and payment models such as risk-based and bundled payment models.
CLA provides tailored guidance that supports the evolving needs of the health care industry specifically and brings a powerful combination of financial, operational, and strategic expertise. As active members in the health care field, CLA is tuned into emerging topics, such as health reform, changes in reimbursement, new regulatory requirements, and technological advances. VNAA and its members will benefit from CLA’s original research, data analytics, and techniques developed specifically for home health agencies, hospices, and community-based providers.
VNAA’s strategic alliance with CLA will further expand the CVBT resources to provide professional guidance to executive, financial, and clinical executives in agencies across the country. VNAA member agencies will gain open access to on-line educational tools and resources and discounts to in-person seminars jointly produced by CLA and VNAA. Programs developed under this alliance will support agency transformation toward value-based health care delivery and payment models including performance improvement, operational management, clinical program design, and financial models for success.
“The vision of CLA’s health care practice is to be thought leaders impacting the future of health care,” said Mike Slavik, chief industry officer of CLA’s health care practice. “We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with VNAA and support its mission of transforming home-based care for providers and populations in the community.”
“VNAA sought a strong collaborator to expand financial leadership and educational offerings at this critical time in health care delivery transformation,” said Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO, VNAA. “CliftonLarsonAllen demonstrated the recognized expertise and experience to support agency leaders as they navigate value-based payment systems. This new alliance will offer tools and resources to help ensure continued growth and success in home-based care.”
The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) is the innovative national organization advancing quality and value in home-based care. VNAA seeks to transform home-based care for providers and populations in the community. Our services include advocacy, education and collaboration. We also provide members with products, resources and the support they need to accomplish their organization's goals. To learn more about VNAA, visit vnaa.org.
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