Clinicient Announces Support for New UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage and AARP Reimbursement Requirements
Nation’s Largest Private Payer Will Require Functional Limitation Reporting (FLR) Codes Beginning August 1, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Clinicient Inc., a leader in outpatient rehabilitation business solutions, announced today readiness for UnitedHealthcare’s new reimbursement requirements for Medicare Advantage and AARP-branded Medicare Complete Plans. Clinicient’s proactive approach to changing payer requirements ensures its customers are well-equipped to meet new requirements and continue to receive fair and appropriate compensation for outstanding patient care as healthcare transitions from fee-for-service to outcomes-based reimbursement.
Clinicient continues to support its customers with the only collaborative solution that combines integrated clinical management technology based on proven business processes, with experienced professional services and revenue cycle management expertise. Combined, these strategic offerings deliver data-driven decision support, which allows customers to meet the needs of payers as healthcare reform begins to take effect.
“Functional limitation reporting (FLR) adds to the growing list of documentation demands placed on therapy practices – including the MPPR and PQRS. If the FLR is not handled effectively, tracking and calculating this can be a time-consuming burden on therapists and lead to reporting gaps that may halt payment and put a practice at risk for lost revenue, or even audit. As when Medicare implemented this last year, Clinicient stays in front of these new payer requirements and alleviates risks for therapy practices by providing an easy and automated process to track and report functional limitations. This helps us serve patients and focus on clinical care with confidence in the face of healthcare reform.” states Mike Studer, physical therapist and practice owner of Northwest Rehabilitation Associates in Salem, Oregon.
“For nearly a decade, our customers have turned to Clinicient to help identify ways their businesses can succeed beyond the skilled care they provide,” said Rick Jung, Clinicient chief executive officer. “As the largest private payer begins to ask for more reporting from contracted rehabilitation practices, we anticipate that other private payers will soon follow suit. We are pleased to support our customers by helping secure compensation in shorter time enabling healthier businesses moving forward.”
In the United States, the outpatient rehabilitation industry is made up of approximately 24,000 practices with nearly $25 billion in annual reimbursable billings. With minimal billing and business experience or training, practice owners rely on Clinicient to help manage their practices more efficiently and profitably.
Clinicient helps outpatient rehabilitation therapy businesses manage change with a combination of cloud-based EMR, practice management and revenue cycle management solutions that optimize the entire care cycle from patient to payment. With nearly $1Billion in payments under management, Clinicient’s solution maximizes payment while enabling therapists to deliver superior clinical outcomes that enhance the value of therapy to patient population health management. Clinicient is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more information call (877) 312-6494 or visit http://www.clinicient.com or follow Clinicient on Twitter @Clinicient.
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