Welcome!

News Feed Item

Caremerge Launches its Care Coordination Platform with 16th Largest Assisted Living Provider BMA Management

The Caremerge Solution Enables Compliance and Accountability with the Accountable Care Act

CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caremerge, LLC announced today that it has launched its Care Coordination Platform with BMA Management, Ltd. – the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois and the 16th largest provider in the country.  The Caremerge Solution facilitates in-depth care coordination for assisted living providers, enabling such organizations to be vigilant with the new standards of care identified by the Managed Care Organizations (MCO), as a result of the Accountable Care Act.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140108/CG42921LOGO)

Until recently, Medicare and Medicaid paid a lump sum to senior living providers without accounting for the level of care or services provided. Under the Accountable Care Act, insurance companies, also known as MCOs (Managed Care Organizations), now mandate that senior living facilities, which include assisted living facilities, account for the quality of care they are providing a patient in order to get reimbursed accordingly.  This care includes monitoring the patient's basic health points, to preventative measures like immunizations and regular condition specific exams.  The new MCO standards mandate that senior living facilities must provide detailed data on a patient's care and wellness to get reimbursed appropriately.  This new level of accountability suggests that those senior living providers who are not providing proactive care will fail based on the new compliance standards.  It also suggests that the MCOs will save money in the long run due to better outcomes as a result of such proactive care measures.

"Our Care Coordination Platform solves three unique problems for senior care providers: It enables a higher level of care coordination by bringing all of the stakeholders together in one application so information is shared and patients have a higher quality of life; it takes the facility's costs down by reducing the amount of time and paperwork it takes to capture and share information; and finally, it also gives them an instant and easy solution to meeting the new MCO requirements (as a result of ACA) for proper reimbursements."

BMA Management, Ltd. has already rolled out the Caremerge solution to its 38 facilities within a month– another first in the industry.

"The Caremerge solution is very exciting to our organization," said Ruta Prasauskas from BMA Management, Ltd.  "Like other providers, we have always been trying to find an EHR to fit into the Assisted Living workflows. Traditional Skilled Nursing EHRs are too complicated (due to code based reimbursements) and do not fit into our model easily. Caremerge's Care Coordination Platform is a perfect solution for the assisted living industry. It helps meet our needs today and is built for the future to share resident information with outside stakeholders, which will help in developing stronger partnerships with MCOs and ACOs. Additionally, the data we will now be able to capture and show to MCOs will take our standards of care to new levels across the board. This will also demonstrate that our services result in better outcomes and that we are a much cheaper alternative to higher acuity patients than a Skilled Nursing facility. Most importantly, this will allow us to provide a higher quality of life for our residents, and also allow us to scale our operations."

For more information on Caremerge, LLC and the Care Coordination Platform, please visit http://www.caremerge.com or contact Stacy Callahan at 917-972-1101, email: [email protected].  

Contact: Astonish Media Group
Stacy Callahan
917-972-1101
[email protected]

SOURCE Caremerge, LLC

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and containers together help companies achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of Dev...
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann returns to 'DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017' as Conference Chair The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. "DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the fantastic results DevOps delivers. So I am excited to help the great t...
WebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, introduced the technologies required for implementing these idea...
Every successful software product evolves from an idea to an enterprise system. Notably, the same way is passed by the product owner's company. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Oleg Lola, CEO of MobiDev, will provide a generalized overview of the evolution of a software product, the product owner, the needs that arise at various stages of this process, and the value brought by a software development partner to the product owner as a response to these needs.
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web co...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive ad...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed ...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Who are you? How do you introduce yourself? Do you use a name, or do you greet a friend by the last four digits of his social security number? Assuming you don’t, why are we content to associate our identity with 10 random digits assigned by our phone company? Identity is an issue that affects everyone, but as individuals we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ben Klang, Founder & President of Mojo Lingo, discussed the impact of technology on identity. Sho...
Technology vendors and analysts are eager to paint a rosy picture of how wonderful IoT is and why your deployment will be great with the use of their products and services. While it is easy to showcase successful IoT solutions, identifying IoT systems that missed the mark or failed can often provide more in the way of key lessons learned. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Peter Vanderminden, Principal Industry Analyst for IoT & Digital Supply Chain to Flatiron Strategies, will focus on how IoT depl...
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at Dell EMC, introduced a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organization...
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now ...
WebRTC is about the data channel as much as about video and audio conferencing. However, basically all commercial WebRTC applications have been built with a focus on audio and video. The handling of “data” has been limited to text chat and file download – all other data sharing seems to end with screensharing. What is holding back a more intensive use of peer-to-peer data? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, WebRTC Applications Team Lead at National ICT Australia, looked at differ...