BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today House Leaders announced the launch of a Bipartisan Health Care Innovation Caucus, led by US Representatives Mike Kelly (R-PA), Ron Kind (D-WI), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Ami Bera, MD (D-CA). The bipartisan caucus will explore ideas on developing value-based care models and innovative payment solutions to advance the quality of care. Call9, a Silicon Valley-founded, Brooklyn-based startup that delivers bedside emergency care to patients in nursing homes welcomes and applauds this development. As the healthcare system continues to transition to value based care models, and reward quality over quantity, this Caucus will be vital in strengthening federal policies that improve patient outcomes and lower costs.
"As the leader of an innovative value-based care company, I'm excited for the Health Care Innovation Caucus to guide our healthcare system towards doing what is right for every patient," said Timothy C. Peck, MD, Cofounder and CEO of Call9. "At Call9, we are developing solutions that deliver better emergency healthcare. Our innovative technology-enabled model saves the healthcare system millions, while improving patient care. Solutions like Call9 must be embraced if we're to bend the cost curve in healthcare."
"Call9's model interweaves technology and data with first responders that are by the patient's bedside. Over the last two years, the model has drastically reduced emergency room visits in the nursing homes we partner with. We look forward to working with the Caucus Members to bring these innovations to more patients."
Call9 provides Emergency Medicine without brick and mortar limitations. Call9 humanizes telemedicine by connecting on-site multidisciplinary clinical care specialists to remote physicians, delivering care to patients at their bedside in nursing homes and rehabs. The company's embedded care model approach is a replacement of 911 and subsequent hospitalizations and readmissions, lowering healthcare costs, while improving care outcomes.