inVentiv Medical Management Receives Two More Accreditations in Population Health Management
iMM Helps Providers Enter New Era of Value-Based Care by Providing Comprehensive, Quality Services that Improve Outcomes
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — inVentiv Health Medical Management (iMM) announced today that it has become part of a select group of companies receiving three accreditations in Population Health Management (PHM) from a national organization setting quality standards for U.S. healthcare. PHM has become a centerpiece in improving patient outcomes under the Affordable Care Act.
iMM received the three accreditations from URAC, the nation’s largest accrediting body for PHM. Under the federal Affordable Care Act providers are rewarded for the value of the care they deliver to patients rather than the volume of care. Providers must deliver improved outcomes at lower costs. PHM helps deliver evidence-based, coordinated care across the healthcare continuum, from promoting wellness to managing complex chronic diseases.
“As providers sprint to meet the federal requirements under the Affordable Care Act, they can turn to us as their single source for management of population health,” said Marc Palmer, CEO of iMM. “For employers, human resources professionals and claims administrators, it is far easier to manage a single provider that they can count on for the highest quality services, rather than multiple providers.”
iMM now holds accreditation in Health Utilization Management, Case Management and Disease Management services from URAC:
- Health Utilization Management: The first accreditation from URAC, received in 2012, was for the independent, clinical evaluation of the appropriateness, medical need and efficient use of healthcare services according to evidence-based guidelines and individual health plan benefits.
- Case Management: One of the two most recent accreditations, effective July 1, recognizes the quality of iMM’s collaborative care process between a consumer, care providers and clinical case managers toward the goal of promoting cost-effective outcomes and a return to health.
- Disease Management: The second of the most recent accreditations, this one recognizes the high quality of iMM’s delivery and coordination of health interventions over the long term by nurses who help consumers reduce the financial, emotional and physical burdens of chronic disease.
“By applying for and receiving Case Management and Disease Management accreditation, inVentiv Medical Management has demonstrated a commitment to quality healthcare,” said URAC Chief Operating Officer William Vandervennet. “Quality healthcare is crucial to our nation’s welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body.”
iMM employs an in-house medical team of physicians and nurses, as well as dieticians and social workers, to manage care. These experts tap a proprietary database, the inFinit? Platform, which enables predictive modeling to inform the coordinated care of individual patients. iMM delivers services appropriate to the individual, while eliminating gaps in care, promoting cost effectiveness and creating a seamless experience for consumers.
iMM programs that combine the three accredited services have already shown measurable success in improving outcomes for patients suffering from some of the most complex, costly diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease.
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC’s standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the healthcare system, and provide a mark of distinction for healthcare organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.
About inVentiv Medical Management
inVentiv Medical Management, an inVentiv Health company, is a leading national provider of physician-directed, nurse-supported, technology-enabled, population health management solutions to third party administrators, self-funded and fully insured plans, employer groups, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and health plans. With a mission of improving healthcare quality, costs and outcomes, enabled by the fully integrated inFinit? Platform inVentiv Medical Management delivers seamless clinical interventions and cost management that support consumers, providers and payers. inVentiv Medical Management is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Please visit http://www.inVentivMM.com for more information.
About inVentiv Health
inVentiv Health, Inc. is a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. inVentiv offers convergent services that deliver extraordinary outcomes to clients whose goal is improving human life. In 40 countries around the world, inVentiv’s 13,000 employees help clients rapidly transform promising ideas into commercial reality. inVentiv clients include more than 550 pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies, as well as companies that now see health as part of their mission. inVentiv Health, Inc. is privately owned by inVentiv Group Holdings, Inc., an organization sponsored by affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Liberty Lane Partners and members of the inVentiv management team. For more information, visit http://www.inVentivHealth.com.
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