• ASP.NET Developer

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    Job Title: ASP.NET Developer
    Product Line: HomeCare
    Location: Duluth, MN
    FLSA: Salary, Exempt

    ASP.NET Developers who have what it takes to fit into our team oriented environment are invited to submit a resume.

    Primary Duties:

    • Think Customer First
    • Design enterprise scalable interfaces and functionality
    • Enhance new and existing client user interface
    • Adhere to project specifications and timelines
    • Work cooperatively with various work groups
    • Work independently to understand and apply ever changing technologies

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related discipline
    • Associates Degree – (2 year Technical School) plus 3 years of relevant .NET platform work experience
    • Required applicable knowledge of SQL Server, AJAX, JQuery, and XML
    • Strong problem solving abilities required
    • Advanced written and spoken communication skills
    • Applicable knowledge of current internet technologies
    • SIETE – ability to be responsive, kind, courteous, respectful, professional, listen, and provide answers

    Sansio is an equal opportunity employer.

    Email Your Resume to Sansio

  • Java Developer

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    Job Title: Java Developer
    Product Line: Fire / EMS
    Location: Duluth, MN
    FLSA: Salary, Exempt

    Java Developers who have what it takes to fit into our team oriented environment are invited to submit a resume.

    Primary Duties:

    • Think Customer First
    • Design enterprise scalable interfaces and functionality
    • Enhance new and existing client user interface
    • Adhere to project specifications and timelines
    • Work cooperatively with various work groups
    • Work independently to understand and apply ever changing technologies

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related discipline
    • Associates Degree – minimum (2 year Technical School) plus 3 years of relevant work experience
    • Required applicable knowledge of Java, XML, SQL
    • Knowledge of Oracle is beneficial
    • Strong problem solving abilities required
    • Advanced written and spoken communication skills
    • Applicable knowledge of current internet technologies
    • SIETE – ability to be responsive, kind, courteous, respectful, professional, listen, and provide answers

    Sansio is an equal opportunity employer.

    Email Your Resume to Sansio

  • Solution Center Specialist Position

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    Job Title: Solution Center Specialist
    Location: Duluth, MN
    FLSA: Salary, Exempt

    Sansio is currently accepting resumes for the Solution Center Specialist position from qualified individuals that are dedicated to providing excellent customer service.

    Primary Duties:

    • Think Customer First
    • Provide functionality support to end users
    • Respond to application inquiries via inbound telephone and electronic messaging
    • Respond to inquiries within established time frames and service levels
    • Track and monitor unresolved inquiries to ensure timely resolution

    Qualifications:

    • 4 year degree preferred
    • Associates Degree plus relevant work history at a minimum
    • Applicable knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures within the field of technology
    • Strong problem solving abilities required
    • Advanced written and spoken communication skills
    • SIETE – ability to be responsive, kind, courteous, respectful, professional, listen, and provide answers

    Sansio is an equal opportunity employer.

    Email Your Resume to Sansio

  • Physio-Control Acquires Sansio to Expand Data Solutions Portfolio

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    Physio-Control Acquires Sansio to Expand Data Solutions Portfolio

    Merger represents major step forward in Physio’s integrated data strategy.

    REDMOND, Washington. – January 31, 2014 – Physio-Control, Inc., the world leader in emergency medical response technologies today announced it has entered into a merger agreement with Duluth, Minnesota-based Sansio – a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and home healthcare markets. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

    Physio-Control has been an industry leader in clinical data and quality improvement tools for many years, from the cloud-based LIFENET® System for clinical information collaboration between hospitals and EMS agencies to CODE-STAT™ data review software for post event analysis. Sansio has been a pioneer in the development of cloud-based Software-as-a-Service solutions, such as the HealthEMS ePCR (electronic prehospital care report), that help healthcare providers improve clinical, operational, and financial performance. Since being founded in 1997, adoption of Sansio’s solutions has grown rapidly and today touches millions of patient encounters annually. Together, Physio-Control and Sansio will work closely to merge their product offerings and develop the next generation of integrated data tools that help customers’ improve patient care and overall system performance.

    This merger is a key part of a broader data strategy for Physio-Control. Data acquisition, movement, and analysis have become essential to our customers’ operations and we will soon be able to offer them more integrated data solutions. While our existing data solutions are industry-leading, we believe now is the right time to invest to expand our portfolio and take a much stronger position in this area of our business,” said Brian Webster, president and CEO of Physio-Control. “We envision a future with tighter integration between data systems and medical devices, the seamless movement of data between EMS, hospitals and the home, and system level analytics that will drive improvement in clinical and operational performance for our customers. We have been very impressed with the talent of Sansio’s team as well as their extensive pipeline of new products so we are eager to kick off this partnership.”

    Joining with a world market leader like Physio-Control will give us tremendous ability to expand our healthcare solutions,” said Dale Pearson, CEO of Sansio. “Our data platforms are extremely complementary and Physio-Control’s broad customer base and distribution reach will allow us to focus our attention on bringing our next generation of products to market. Combined, these two industry-leading companies will deliver very powerful solutions for our Home Health and EMS/Fire customers.”

    Sansio has a number of future-ready information management solutions that help healthcare providers improve their operations and their care.

    HomeSolutions.NET is the leading SaaS solution for home healthcare agencies, providing a complete solution from the point of care to the back office. Sansio pioneered Flex Point of Care, whereby homecare agencies can choose between scannable forms, telephony, or mobile device-based, point-of-care data collection methods, automating 100% of visit data entry for all disciplines with one back-office solution. With its web-based back office, users can effectively manage their workflow by utilizing HomeSolutions Dashboards. All information is securely accessible throughout the organization via a web browser, enabling multi-site organizations the ability to easily centralize operational processes.

    HealthEMS is a remote-hosted field data collection, management, and reporting software solution which is proven to help Fire and EMS providers improve patient care and financial performance. From the paramedic in the field, to quality, medical direction, and billing departments, HealthEMS creates a two-way information flow which dramatically improves the accuracy and timeliness of information needed to support billing and clinical decision making. Sansio’s industry leading HealthEMS ePCR provides a complete, accurate, and detailed description of prehospital care and is the foundation for the HealthEMS eChart. Sansio’s Patient Triage solution is a fully integrated feature that allows for patient tracking all the way from computer-aided dispatch (CAD) to the hospital.

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    About Physio-Control
    Physio-Control, Inc. is headquartered in Redmond, Washington. The company operates in over 100 countries and is the world’s leading provider of professional emergency medical response solutions that predict or intervene in life threatening emergencies. To learn more visit www.physio-control.com, or connect with us at:
    www.facebook.com/physiocontrolinc
    www.linkedin.com/company/physio-control-inc-
    @PhysioControl.

    About Sansio
    Sansio is an established provider of SaaS (Software as a Service) information management solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve clinical, operational, financial, and regulatory performance in pre-hospital and post-acute care settings. Its flagship products include HomeSolutions.NET, a comprehensive, market-leading point-of-care and agency management solution for home health agencies, and HealthEMS, a highly integrated patient management and reporting solution for fire and EMS organizations. Sansio also provides responsive, professional services to its global customer base, and its team members are all guided by its S.I.E.T.E. philosophy that Service Is Essential To Everything. Sansio was formerly known as ScanHealth, Inc. and changed its name  to Sansio in January 2007 to reflect its broader service offering. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota.

     

    Media Contacts

    Jennifer Roth
    Physio-Control
    jennifer.m.roth@physio-control.com
    Cell: 206.617.4167

    Kraig Erickson
    Sansio
    kraig.erickson@sansio.com
    Cell: 218.625.7202

  • Desktop Administrator

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    Job Title: Desktop Administrator
    Location: Duluth, MN
    FLSA: Salary, Exempt

    Sansio is currently accepting resumes for the Desktop Administrator position from qualified individuals that are dedicated to providing excellent customer service.

    Primary Duties:

    • Install, configure, upgrade, maintain and support desktop systems
    • Implement, configure, and maintain desktop security system
    • Set user network access rights and permissions and create VPN accounts for users
    • Maintain computers, printers, and other software and hardware peripherals
    • Perform data center and network related tasks as assigned
    • Assist staff with hardware and software issues related to their personal computer
    • Troubleshoot technical issues and escalate complex problems to appropriate support teams for resolutions
    • Perform repairs and replacements of software and hardware peripherals
    • Develop and distribute images for new and existing computers
    • Provide software and hardware training to employees as needed
    • Provide assistance to other Operations team members when requested
    • Plan and execute allotted work within deadlines and maintain records of daily tasks
    • Oversee inventory management of software and hardware components
    • Maintain accurate documentations for system installations, configurations, and upgrades
    • Install antivirus software and oversee software license renewals
    • Audit computers for presence of virus protection. Install new virus software when appropriate
    • Monitor personal computers for unapproved software
    • Assist with software and hardware procurement

    Qualifications:

    • Four year degree with two years of work experience preferred
    • Associates Degree with five or more years of relevant work history
    • Thorough knowledge of Windows server and desktop operating systems up to 7 and 2008 R2, PC and server hardware and configuration including related peripherals
    • Knowledge of mobile device management (MDM) is a plus
    • SIETE – ability to be responsive, kind, courteous, respectful, professional, listen, and provide answers

    Sansio is an equal opportunity employer.

    Email Your Resume to Sansio

  • DNT Features Sansio Wellness Center

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    The Duluth News Tribune published an article featuring Sansio’s Wellness Center and how the facility benefits its employees.

    Duluth tech firm installs wellness center to attract, retain employees.

    Hidden behind an expansive wall that lines the entry is a little-known, 4,000-square-foot wellness center that’s part of the headquarters of Sansio, a software service provider.

    It includes a sport court, Cybex machines, free weights, cardio machines, a multi-camera golf studio, even a personal trainer. Its locker rooms are downright spa-like with private dressing rooms, saunas, towel service and complimentary gym bags.

    We want people to feel good coming here.  We wanted it to be an employee benefit that is well thought of. The primary purpose is to attract and retain employees.  We feel a healthy employee taking part in a wellness program is going to be more productive and potentially save money downstream in health insurance costs.

    - Kevin Noreen, Sansio CFO.

     

  • CMS Proposed Rule for CY 2014 Posted to Federal Register

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    CMS has posted the CY2014 Proposed Rule for Medicare and Medicaid Home Health Programs to the Federal Register.

    Major Provisions in the Proposed Rule:

    1. ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM

    CMS is proposing removal of 170 ICD-9-CM codes in two code categories as factors in calculating Home Health Prospective Payments in the HH PPS Grouper.  The Proposed Rule would also replace ICD-9-CM codes with ICD-10-CM codes to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures in the HH PPS Grouper beginning October 1, 2014.

    2.  30 Day Hospitalization Rates

    CMS is proposing to introduce two new home health quality measures for a.) Rehospitalizations, and b.) Emergency Department Use Without a Hospital Stay.  Both measures would come from claims data and include events within the first 30 days of a patient’s home health services.

    3. 1.5% Average Payment Reduction to Providers

    The proposed payment cut incorporates rate rebasing along with changes in case mix weight calculations resulting in a reduction in payments to home health providers of approximately $290 million in 2014.

    CMS will be considering comments for 60 days, or through August 26, 2013, and the Final Rule is expected November 1, 2013.

    Read the complete CY2014 Proposed Rule here on the Federal Register.

  • CMS Announces PECOS Implementation Delay for Home Health

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    Temporary Delay in Implementing Ordering and Referring Denial Edits

    According to a release from CMS this morning,  due to technical issues, implementation of the Phase 2 ordering and referring denial edits is being delayed.  It will not begin enforcing claims edits on May 1, 2013.

    Here is an excerpt from the CMS Medicare FFS Provider e-News on the Medicare Learning Network®.

    These edits would have checked the following claims for an approved or validly opted-out physician or non-physician who is an eligible specialty type with a valid individual National Provider Identifier (NPI). If either of these were missing or incorrect, claims would deny.

    Medicare Part B claims from laboratories, imaging centers and Durable Medical Equipment, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) that have an ordering or referring physician/non-physician provider; and  Part A Home Health Agency (HHA) claims that require an attending physician provider.

    CMS will advise you of the new implementation date in the near future. In the interim, informational messages will continue to be sent for those claims that would have been denied had the edits been in place.

    Click here for the link to the full CMS Announcement.

  • Sansio Announces iPad Winners in Hospitalization Reduction Challenge

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    Sansio, a leading provider of SaaS-based healthcare solutions, today announced winners of its Avoidable Hospitalization Reduction Challenge for the period ending Q4, 2012.  The Challenge is designed to encourage Sansio’s home care customers to utilize the real-time HomeSolutions Hospitalization Risk Management tools to help predict and avoid hospitalizations.

    Home Health Hospitalization Reduction Tablet

    The drawing took place at the National Association for Home Care and Hospice Annual March on Washington, with NAHC President Val Halamandaris announcing the winning names for the following categories:

    1. Improvement Prize: One iPad was given away in a drawing of participating customers whose ACH rate improved from Q3 to Q4, 2012.

    2. Performance Prize:  One iPad was given away in a drawing of participating customers who have the five lowest ACH rates reported for Q4, 2012.

     LIVE VIDEO OF THE DRAWING BELOW

    About Hospitalization Risk Management

    The HomeSolutions Hospitalization Risk Management tools use an algorithm to automatically calculate a patient’s Hospitalization Risk Score and identify their Hospitalization Risk Level of Low, Medium, and High in real-time, at any point after intake.

    This drives electronic workflow in HomeSolutions and enables the agency to apply strategies proven to reduce avoidable hospitalizations such as patient/caregiver education, front loading visits with preventive interventions, medications management, telehealth, and fall reduction programs.

    More Information

  • CMS Announces PECOS Effective Date of May 1, 2013

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    CMS has provided its required 60 day notice that beginning May 1, 2013, it will begin denying home health claims where services and supplies are ordered/referred by physicians not enrolled in PECOS.  PECOS is the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System where ordering/referring physicians establish their Medicare enrollment record and identify their specialty.

    In the transmittal, CMS points out that Home Health Agency (HHA) services may only be ordered or referred by a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.), or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). Claims for HHA services ordered by any other practitioner specialty will be denied.

    Sansio encourages all of its customers to review their utilization of integrated PECOS enrollment checking functionality which appears in several HomeSolutions.NET areas including Intake/Referral, Physician Info, the patient’s Virtual Chart, PECOS Dashboards and Reports.

    PECOS was originally intended to go into effect in 2010, and Sansio released integrated PECOS checking functionality ahead of this initial deadline.

     Link to MLN Matters Special Edition Article 1305 (SE1305)