MCDH To Boost Medicare Revenue by Making Home Health Department Part Of New Division Within Mendocino Coast Health Care District

FORT BRAGG, Calif. — July 3, 2012 — By housing its Home Health Department in a newly created and separate division within the Mendocino Coast Health Care District, MCDH is expected to increase Medicare cost reimbursement by approximately $100,000 per year.

According to MCDH CEO Raymond Hino, the reorganization, approved in March by the district’s board of directors, divides the Mendocino Coast Healthcare District into two separate divisions: the Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Division, and the Home Health and Hospice Division.

“This reorganization allows us to increase revenue without changing our services in any way,” says Hino. “The name is changed but our excellent Home Health Department staff remains the same.” Reflecting the reorganization, on July 1 the department’s name became Mendocino Coast Home Health (MCHH).

MCHH has been providing quality home care to patients on the Mendocino Coast and the surrounding area since 1986.  Professional care is provided in the comfort of the patient’s home through services that can include quality nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapies, medical social services and home health aide care.  Professional staff members are trained in many specialties including cancer, cardiac, diabetes, respiratory, newborn, pediatric, orthopedic, rehabilitation and wound/ostomy care.

About Mendocino Coast District Hospital: Mendocino Coast District Hospital is a 25-bed acute care facility licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and accredited by The Joint Commission.  MCDH provides emergency, inpatient and outpatient services, and healthcare education to prevent, manage and treat chronic and acute conditions. The hospital is located on the California coast, approximately 160 miles north of San Francisco.