Smartlink Mobile Launches Educational Microsite to Help Physicians Capture New Reimbursements from Medicare

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Smartlink also launches Chronic Care Management (CCM) solution in partnership with Infina Connect to help physicians meet electronic requirements of CCM program

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We are excited to be launching additional functionality to our Pocket HealthNet communication platform which offers a quick and cost-effective solution for physicians interested in providing CCM services.

Smartlink Mobile Systems, the leading innovator in mobile patient engagement technology, announced today that its new microsite for physicians interested in participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Chronic Care Management (CCM) program is now live. The site offers program education and tools to help start the enrollment process.

The CCM program pays providers a monthly fee for historically un-reimbursed services: non-face-to-face patient care. The program can potentially increase revenue for participating physicians by having qualified healthcare professionals spend at least 20 minutes per month monitoring patients diagnosed with two or more chronic conditions. The program is expected to significantly improve the quality of life for patients struggling to self-manage their chronic conditions between episodes and to reduce high hospital readmission rates.

To participate in the program, providers need specific electronic capabilities, most of which are not covered by a certified EHR alone. Smartlink and its sister company, Infina Connect, together provide a solution that covers the additional technology requirements as well as tools to manage the program, including:

  • Auditable time tracking to reduce the risk of failing a RAC audit;
  • Per patient time management to optimize available CCM revenue;
  • Electronic sharing (no fax) of care plans with all providers caring for the patient;
  • Electronic sharing (no fax) of summary care record for transitions of care, including referrals;
  • Asynchronous patient communication via text messaging to monitor chronic conditions.

“We are excited to be launching additional functionality to our Pocket HealthNet communication platform which offers a quick and cost-effective solution for physicians interested in providing CCM services. ” said Smartlink CEO and founder Siu Tong.

For further clarity on patient eligibility and provider requirements, visit http://ccm.smartlinkmobile.com/.

About Smartlink Mobile Systems

Smartlink Mobile Systems is a mobile healthcare solutions company changing the way providers and patients collaborate across the continuum of care. By delivering simple and convenient bi-directional communication, Smartlink enables patients to be more engaged in the medical services they need. For clinics, Smartlink’s unique mobile patient engagement solution improves efficiency, quality of care, patient adherence and revenue streams. For more information visit http://www.SmartLinkMobile.com.

About Infina Connect

Infina Connect is a digital health company delivering improved financial and clinical outcomes. Currently used by more than 5,000 providers in 1,500 locations, Infina’s cloud based solutions for referral coordination and automated prior authorization of prescription drugs are delivering increased transparency, better-informed decisions and real results. Visit http://www.infinaconnect.com.

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