Partnering to bring CMS approved Chronic Care Management solutions into Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Consulting Lead (TCL) announced today that it has partnered with MCS Holding Company LLC (Medical Consulting Solutions “MCS”) to bring Chronic Care Management solutions into Puerto Rico.
In response to the challenge of caring for an aging US population and for other cohorts with special needs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has enacted a compelling package of financial incentives to help healthcare providers improve outcomes and reduce the cost of care for our neediest populations.
“We sought the opportunity to have this partnership with Medical Consulting Solutions to bring a feasible and holistic alternative to deal with Medicare and Medicaid funding in Puerto Rico,” said Gloria Fernandez, President of TCL.
According to CMS, a Chronic Care Management (CCM) service is considered as a critical component of primary care that contributes to better health and care for individuals.
For instance, by utilizing the appropriate technology to deliver a CMS-compliant Chronic Care Management program, patients with chronic conditions can receive better care beyond the walls of the physician practice resulting in better outcomes and fewer hospital admissions, while physicians receive new sources of income for managing “care-at-a-distance.”
"We contend that by implementing a Chronic Care Management program in Puerto Rico we can aid in improving the health & well-being of the patients, modernize the practice of care, reduce physician attrition, and create new career opportunities for the digital healthcare workforce of tomorrow, by fomenting a Community of Care (CoC),” stated Martin Nealon.
Such a CoC can be facilitated using modern technology with simple-to-use tools that promote patient engagement and chronic disease self-management, while linking patients, family members, physicians, nurses, and other caregivers.
“This collaborative approach to population health is a key to reducing costs across the healthcare system,” added Mr. Nealon.
The Consulting Lead is a certified woman-owned disadvantaged minority management-consulting corporation, based out of San Juan, Puerto Rico. TCL has provided consulting services to government entities (state and municipal levels), universities and not-for-profit organizations in Puerto Rico related to federally Sponsored Program Administration, Research Administration, Project Management, and Strategic Communications.
MCS is a Veteran owned Virginia based IT and healthcare business process services provider, with decades of experience in analyzing and auditing Medicare, Medicaid, managed care and private insurance inpatient, outpatient and physician claim data and medical records.
Serving the health industry for over 10 years, MCS helps healthcare clients harness the power of technology and to redesign business processes to optimize operations, lower costs and improve the overall quality of care.