Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 03, 2013
As a leading geriatric house call practice in the Delaware Valley region, Dr. Christine Pluta and the Schuylkill Medical Associates team is proud to announce its partnership with Integrity First Consulting (i1C).
“One of the components that sets SMA apart from its house call competitors, is our risk management program,” says SMA director Dr. Pluta. “We utilize Integrity First Consulting in everything from our home office security to our HIPAA training.”
In today’s environment, a respectable risk management component is a must.
“SMA is a proactive program, and the company’s risk management program is critical to that mindset. This program is structured to detect and prevent activities contrary to SMA policy and the law. It also shows SMA’s commitment to doing the right thing,” says i1C consultant, Catherine Sullivan. “All of these activities help to build a culture of trust and open communication between Dr. Pluta, her colleagues and most importantly, her patients.”
“In today’s regulatory landscape, it is critical that house call practices have active and engaged compliance programs,” says Sullivan. “Being mobile opens house call physicians up to additional privacy and security risks, and payer audits continue to increase.”
Homebound patients will benefit from Schuylkill Medical Associates if it is a hardship for them to get to their primary doctor due to medical issues. SMA physicians provide chronic disease management, pain management, preventative care, end of life care, and ongoing communication with families and nursing.
More information for families and potential new patients seeking in-home health care can be found at http://www.smahousecalls.com.
About Schuylkill Medical Associates:
Schuylkill Medical Associates, LLC has been providing physician-only house calls for the past year to elderly and homebound patients in the Philadelphia and South Jersey region. Under the direction of Dr. Christine Pluta, DO, and her team of physicians, this practice has a vested interest in helping patients receive quality medical care in the comfort and safety of their home. To see what Schuylkill Medical Associates, LLC can do for you, visit http://www.smahousecalls.com.