Weekly News Scan: Clinicient acquires Intermountain ROMS, The keys to alternative payment model success

This week in the news, we look at our recent Intermountain ROMS acquisition news, the keys to alternative payment model success and a new pilot program from UnitedHealthcare looking to increase patient access to PT. We hope you enjoy!

Clinicient to acquire Intermountain Healthcare ROMS, PT Products, June 26, 2019: Did you hear the news? This week Clinicient announced its intent to acquire Intermountain Healthcare ROMS, a best-in-class physical therapy outcomes registry and leader in rehab focused quality improvement. Introducing the ROMS platform to the Clinicient family of products and services will enable therapy providers to automatically provision, score and report patient-reported outcomes through a patient’s mobile device, ensuring therapists are rewarded for the high-value care they provide. Read the press release here and learn more in the PT Products article.

What makes an alternative payment model successful, RevCycle Intelligence, June 24, 2019: Developing and adopting alternative payment models (APMs) is no longer the name of the game – now it’s all about identifying successful APMs. Among the keys to APM success? Flexibility, leadership engagement and regional benchmarking, all three of which have been shown to lower medical costs, improve care quality and increase provider and patient satisfaction. Learn more in this article from RevCycle Intelligence.  

UnitedHealthcare announces new pilot program to increase access to physical therapist services, PT in Motion, June 24, 2019: As a result of collaboration with the APTA, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) announced a pilot program this week waiving the cost of copays and deductibles for three PT sessions for patients with new onset low back pain (LBP). This pilot program will impact five states (Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and New York) with more to join the program in 2020 and 2021. The pilot, which goes into effect July 1, 2019, could impact as many as 1 million UHC enrollees. For more information, check out this PT in Motion article.

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Taylor Goldsmith

Content Marketing Program Manager

Taylor Goldsmith is the Content Marketing Program Manager at Clinicient where she manages the blog, social media strategy, supports lead generation activities and more. She provides insightful direction to a variety of other daily Clinicient activities and brings to her team knowledge of core and emerging marketing strategies. Taylor earned a Public Relations degree from the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. In her spare time, she likes to travel, explore the Portland food scene, and cheer on the Oregon Ducks.

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