PatientPing Expands Care Coordination Offering to Help Organizations Succeed Under BPCI Advanced
BOSTON, Nov. 1 , 2018 /PRNewswire/ — PatientPing, a health technology company that connects providers to seamlessly coordinate patient care, today announced enhancements to its product suite to help healthcare organizations throughout the nation improve outcomes under bundled payment arrangements. This product, which will “tag” patients in real time who belong to bundled programs, can help organizations improve quality of care and reduce episode expenditures under the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) initiative, which was launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) on Oct. 1, as well as other bundled payment models such as the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model.
“Post-acute care costs after discharge often take hospitals who enter these payment models by surprise,” said Jay Desai, founder and CEO of PatientPing. “Our solution activates the acute and post-acute network for hospitals that are taking on financial risks for these episodes and helps them reduce avoidable utilization. This is a win-win for the health system and for patients, since it enables continuity of care post-discharge and leads to lower episodic cost for health systems and for payers.”
How PatientPing Improves Outcomes Under Bundled Payment Programs
Using a pre-defined and customizable set of criteria, PatientPing “tags” patients belonging to a bundled-payment cohort in real time. For instance, hospitals participating in BPCI Advanced for patients who have received coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery will receive notifications through PatientPing, enabling visibility into the continuum of care.