Indianapolis, IN – American Senior Communities (ASC), the largest senior care provider in Indiana, has partnered with the leading digital health software company, CAREASCEND, to streamline enterprise-wide the Medical Director administrative role. The smartphone-based solution formalizes the tracking of all tasks medical directors perform and addresses critical compliance risks inherent in the medical director relationship.
The CAREASCEND App, by digitally capturing medical director tasks, will also address the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s requirements to report medical director work logs under the Payroll-Based Journal rules and work to achieve compliance at all times in financial transactions.
“Financial transactions with physicians are one of – if not the highest – risk area for health care providers. In order to maintain compliance, health care providers not only have to enter into transactions with physicians that are at Fair Market Value and address community need, but they also have to ensure going forward that the physicians are meeting the terms of the contract,” said Bharath Bynagari, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of CAREASCEND. “This includes completing assigned duties, meeting the minimum number of hours if specified, submitting time sheets by their due dates and not exceeding the contractual caps for payment.”
Besides facilitating compliance in financial transactions, CAREASCEND also fosters teamwork and collaboration with a community’s leadership, a crucial piece to delivering the highest quality of care. CAREASCEND application platform’s unique tools facilitate the success of skilled nursing communities’ key leaders, including Chief Compliance Officers, Medical Directors, Administrators and Chief Medical Officers.
Steve Van Camp, Chief Executive Officer at ASC, said, “We are committed to incorporating new technology and innovative programs throughout our company, especially when it can enhance the care of the residents we are so honored to serve. Partnering with CAREASCEND and equipping our physician leaders with this technology is an exciting step towards this commitment.”
CAREASCEND provides the tools and resources to document Medical Directors’ efforts and to see the impact they are creating on a daily basis in skilled nursing facilities. The application has also received guidance and validation from AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, the premium physician and practitioner organization in the post-acute setting.
About American Senior Communities
American Senior Communities has proudly served Hoosiers since the year 2000 in over 100 locations throughout Indiana. Lifestyle and care options include Garden Homes, Assisted Living, Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing Care, Long Term Care, Hospice, Respite and other services to support families needing care of seniors. For more information about ASC, visit ASCCare.com.