PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandata Technologies, LLC, a leading national provider of information technology solutions to the home care industry announces a new Electronic Visit Verification technology using GPS enabled devices. Sandata's new Santrax® Mobile Visit Verification (Santrax® MVV) is designed to connect home care agencies with their mobile workforces. Santrax® MVV uses cellular technology and global positioning systems technology to pinpoint the location of each caregiver via their mobile device. Delivered on multiple mobile technology platforms, Santrax® MVV provides oversight of field personnel through interactive dashboards that track employee movements via the internet. Supervisors access an online map web page through the Santrax web application. Employees will use a GPS enabled device loaded with the Santrax® MVV application to broadcast their position to the internet, validate visits and communicate with supervisors and other caregivers. The solution will allow administrators have real time access to employees' locations and availability, as well as track visit status.
Santrax® MVV is a component of Sandata's proprietary "Assured Coverage" program which combines multiple technologies to ensure maximum automation of the visit verification process. The Assured Coverage program also includes Santrax® Telephony which utilizes telephonic visit verification via a land line and Santrax® Fixed Visit Verification which uses patented technology to verify visits when neither land line nor cell phone service is available. These technologies allow home care administrators to feel confident that visit verification is occurring at the point-of-care, helping to guard against allegations of fraud and abuse, while improving care plan compliance.
Having a solution that addresses all phone availability situations is critical to the success of combating home care fraud as:
- More than one of every four American homes rely exclusively on wireless service;
- 57 million adults live in households with only wireless phones;
- Adults living in or near poverty are more likely than higher income adults to be living in households with only wireless phones;
- Land line only homes dropped from 34.4% in 2005 to 12.9 % in the first half of 2010; and
- Approximately 1.9% of households have no telephone service representing nearly 4 million adults(1).
According to Jeff Silverman, Sandata's Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, "Sandata's new Santrax® Mobile Visit Verification device is an important component of our Assured Coverage Program which focuses on maximizing compliance around Electronic Visit Verification. MVV will help our Home Care agency customers increase connectivity and communication with their field work forces and provide another valuable technology to enable our customers to automate time and attendance for their field work force. Sandata will continue to develop innovative solutions to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers."
Visit us at the National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) show at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, NV October 2nd through October 4th at booth 626, or at www.Sandata.com for more information.
About Sandata Technologies, LLC
Sandata provides a complete package of information technology solutions, which includes scheduling, time and attendance, billing, payroll, compliance and clinical applications, for the home care industry. Sandata's suite of products includes Santrax® Telephony, the market leading time and attendance product, Santrax® Agency Management and Santrax® Payor Management, web-based software solutions with features including: voice biometrics to perform speaker verification, and a jurisdictional view dashboard solution for states and other payors, municipalities and the home care agency market.
Sandata's solutions enable home care agencies, whether Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial or Private Duty, government or managed care payors as well as any organization with a remote workforce to realize administrative cost savings, streamlined operational procedures, and significantly reduced paperwork burdens. Sandata has over 2,500 customers in all 50 states using its products in more than 500,000 homes and processes over 150 million telephone calls annually. Four data centers are strategically located across the country with state-of-the-art redundancy and disaster recovery capabilities.
For additional information about Sandata, please visit: www.sandata.com.
(1) Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January – June 2010, Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, December 2010.
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