WYNNEWOOD, Pa., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedScope (www.medscope.org), the leading provider of medical alert systems, has announced that the use of its Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) have grown significantly as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
In making today's announcement, Raymond Smith, MedScope President said, "While the success of the Affordable Care Act is hotly debated by politicians, it is clear to us in the area in which we at MedScope operate – Personal Emergency Response Systems – that the provisions of the ACA designed to keep our nation's seniors safe are working."
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, one in every three adults ages 65 or older falls, and 2 million are treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries. Over the last decade, more than 200,000 American elders have died from falls.
"We have seen significant increased participation in our PERS programs from health plan leaders such as United Healthcare, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Molina and Amerigroup which have recognized that PERS are an effective way to comply with the ACA to protect our seniors and reduce preventable hospital readmissions. Not only do our PERS address the hospital readmission challenge, they assist health plans to meet the five quality criteria of the Star program on which they are rated," Mr. Smith concluded.
MedScope offers a wide array of PERS devices and services to meet a multitude of needs and makes it easy for a health plan to implement a program. For a single, per month per patient monitoring fee, MedScope provides all of its equipment free of charge. There are no upfront costs or binding agreements. MedScope offers complimentary use of its web-based Partner Portal for health plans to manage their program.
For more information on MedScope's PERS programs, contact Jerry Smith, National Director of Sales/Marketing at phone: 800-645-2060 x711 or email: [email protected].
As a privately-held company, MedScope (www.medscope.org) is an industry-leading medical alert provider offering a range of plans with a variety of features designed to meet a multitude of needs. MedScope currently provides medical alert devices to home care organizations, hospitals, and health systems that are looking to offer additional, value-added products and services to their aged and disabled clients.
Melissa M. Krantz
Krantz and Company