Brightree, a provider cloud-based management and billing software solutions for the post-acute care industry, announced Tuesday it has expanded the breadth of its electronic visit verification capabilities for home health and hospice organizations.
By adding an interface to CellTrak Technologies, which provides integrated mobile solutions for the home health care, hospice and private duty markets, Brightree is now enabling organizations operating in these sectors to track their care aides via a smartphone application in efforts to document more efficiently and accurately.
Specifically, the Brightree interface with CellTrak arms home care providers with an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) solution that allows aides and personal care workers to enhance workflow—from scheduling and aiding care plans to staff alerts and reporting—directing the information to document agains the patient’s care plan within Brightree Home Health or Brightree Hospice solutions.
In addition, the new interface automatically verifies where calls originate through GPS tracking, generating real-time alerts for scheduling and managing staff with exceptions, including late or missing visits, Brightree stated in a release.
“We are excited to be part of the expanding portfolio of an integrated solution that Brightree is providing to the home care community across the U.S.,” stated CellTrak CEO Michael K. Wons. “The new partnership will provide home care organization with a unique tool that will help them overcome cost and compliance challenges, while making their day-to-day tasks more streamlined.”
The interface is compatible with a variety of mobile operating systems including Apple iOS, Android and Blackberry and supports all wireless carriers and networks.
“Home care organizations are facing a challenging market environment in which the volume of patients, paperwork and regulatory requirements are increasing, but margins and reimbursements for providing care are decreasing,” stated Chris Watson, chief strategy officer at Brightree.
Later this year, the interface will be generally available to home care providers, Brightree said.
“We are committed to a robust interoperability strategy that includes interfaces with third-party solution providers like CellTrak, but also works on behalf of the entire post-acute care community to facilitate the exchange of important patient data and documents to provide a more cost-effective, high quality outcome for the patient,” added Watson.
Written by Jason Oliva