Clinics will offer a one-stop shop for diabetes education, treatment, and management
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Intercede Health, a privately held medical management company founded in 1996, announces plans to open comprehensive diabetes care clinics in the greater Houston area.
Current statistics show that over 18.8 million people in the US have a diagnosis of diabetes, and an estimated additional 7 million people have undiagnosed diabetes. “Everyone realizes that diabetes is one of the real health crises of modern times,” says Intercede Health Chief Medical Officer Joseph Jordan. “Our goal is to provide comprehensive diabetes care—physician care, education, nutrition and diet counseling, lab services, and eye exams—in a way that is convenient and cost-effective for patients in order to increase compliance with care plans and improve patient outcomes.”
Intercede Health currently develops and manages hospitalist programs, provides medical management consulting and physician advisor services for health plans, hospitals and accountable care organizations, and operates outpatient specialty clinics designed to prevent avoidable admissions and readmissions in high-risk patient populations. The company’s existing outpatient clinics—called Transitional Care Centers—treat complicated, complex diabetics as well as patients with COPD, heart failure, coronary artery disease and other chronic conditions in high-risk populations like Medicare and Special Needs Plans. The planned diabetic clinics expand the scope of patient services to a broader population (including commercial and employer plan populations) while focusing exclusively on diabetes and diabetes-associated conditions.
“We have a history of bringing innovative medical management strategies to market,” says Intercede Health President and CEO Gray Miller. “Diabetic clinics represent the next logical step in our company strategy to improve care delivery options for targeted patient populations.”
Intercede plans to launch the new clinics beginning in the first quarter of 2012. Physicians and healthcare professionals interested in working with Intercede Health should contact Richard Ashby at 214-403-0262 or [email protected].
About Intercede Health
Intercede Health (IH) provides physicians, hospitals and health plans with innovative tools and services designed to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care. Intercede Health offers Hospitalist services, Accountable Care Organization support, Transitional Care Center and post-discharge programs, inpatient utilization review and Order Optimizer software. Visit www.intercedehealth.com for more information.
Amy Kaszak, 832-476-3915
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