ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wellcentive, the industry leader in end-to-end population health management, today unveiled a solution package specifically designed to help healthcare organizations successfully participate with the federal government's Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. Wellcentive's DSRIP solution enables these organizations to proactively manage and improve the performance measures on which DSRIP reimbursement is based.
Established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), DSRIP is a new Medicaid funding (incentive) program that allows states with high uninsured and Medicaid populations to begin improving the quality of and access to care. State governments can utilize DSRIP funding to encourage providers to innovate and align Medicaid care delivery with the broader goals of healthcare reform: higher quality care, improved clinical outcomes and lower costs.
Wellcentive's solution is currently helping healthcare organizations in New York and Texas meet DSRIP requirements for delivering and measuring quality care.
"We've had the privilege of working with early DSRIP participants, and that collaboration has enabled us to define the solutions and services required to meet the unique needs of the DSRIP program," said Tom Zajac, CEO of Wellcentive. "To be successful with DSRIP, providers need to do more than just report on outcomes; they need tools to both track and improve care management and utilization. Our healthcare organizations have realized year-over-year improvements in the metrics used for DSRIP, and we look forward to helping other DSRIP organizations succeed as well."
"Wellcentive got our solution up and running and our staff trained in record time so that we could start tackling the reporting required for transformation of care delivery," said Sherry Wachtel, Executive Director of Clinical Research and Innovation at CHRISTUS Spohn Health System. "We are very pleased with the level of service Wellcentive has delivered and the way its solution is enabling better care delivery."
Wellcentive enables providers to identify and engage at-risk patients, coordinate care across the continuum, close gaps in care and track how well they are managing Medicaid beneficiaries—from the individual patient all the way up to the community level. The company's DSRIP solution includes high-impact services designated to help DSRIP organizations succeed, such as targeted data interface development, data quality services and proactive outcomes reporting.
"Whether our customers are just starting with PHM through DSRIP or simply adding DSRIP to their growing number of multi-payer programs, Wellcentive is well equipped to partner with them on their long-term population health management journey," continued Zajac. "Our solution establishes an infrastructure for joining risk-sharing initiatives that include and expand upon the measure sets required by DSRIP. The federal government and private payers alike are moving the industry toward value-based care. Leveraging technology to analyze data and drive an effective workflow is essential to success in this new environment."
Built from the ground up to help customers improve clinical, financial and human outcomes, Wellcentive's population health management technology is cloud-based, scalable, and customized to meet the needs of providers, health organizations and payers. Wellcentive's technology, insight and services help care teams measure and report performance and implement actionable workflow to drive value-based reimbursement and the transition from volume to value. Wellcentive has gained recognition as a leader in population health management in reports recently released by IDC Health, KLAS and Chilmark. Wellcentive aggregates data from more than 3,000 interfaces, and its solutions improve outcomes for over 30 million lives. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.
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