BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstCare Health Plans (FirstCare) in Austin, Texas has chosen Palladian Health and MCG Health to deliver improved clinical outcomes to its members with spine pain, with the additional benefit of streamlined operational processes.
Palladian, a leading provider of quality integrated programs for spine care, and MCG, part of the Hearst Health Network, recently announced a strategic partnership. The partnership creates a seamless experience for health plans, like FirstCare, and providers as existing technologies are leveraged to deliver medical necessity criteria.
Integrating with MCG's Cite CareWebQI via Cite AutoAuth API, Palladian receives case details and performs real-time medical necessity reviews on behalf of MCG's health plan clients.
"We are pleased to have been selected by FirstCare and to work with Dr. Valadez and FirstCare's leadership team, as well as with our partners at MCG on this and other implementations," said Mike Giaquinto, Palladian's CEO. "We believe that our technology and proprietary algorithms for spine care, integrated with MCG's solutions, can add significant value to payers nationwide."
"We took great care in searching for the right partner for our spine pain management program and the Palladian/MCG combination provides the perfect fit," said FirstCare Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Adolfo Valadez.
Jon Shreve, MCG's President and CEO said, "We believe that this demonstrates the strength of our Cite AutoAuth technology and we are pleased that FirstCare is able to leverage that technology to route their workflow to Palladian for spine cases."
About FirstCare Health Plans
FirstCare's mission is to provide access to high-quality, affordable health care through strong partnerships in the communities they serve. Since 1985, they have been serving health care needs of members across North, West, and Central Texas. For more information, visit www.FirstCare.com.
About MCG Health
MCG, part of the Hearst Health network, helps healthcare organizations implement informed care strategies that proactively and efficiently move patients toward health. MCG's assessment of the latest research and scholarly articles, along with their own data analysis, gives users the vetted information they need. For more information, visit www.mcg.com.
About Palladian Health
Palladian provides payers with quality, integrated health programs focused on improving both clinical and economic results for the management of spine and musculoskeletal health conditions. For more information, visit www.palladianhealth.com
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