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the only organization in the country offering healthcare providers a full suite of revenue-cycle management services, will showcase its full array of products and services at the annual meeting of the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) June 6-9 in Los Angeles.
Among the products physicians who visit booth #223 will be able to see are Office Ally’s real-time clinical messaging and case management tools, which have been shown to improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare costs and improve HEDIS compliance.
Through their clinical messaging service, providers are notified in real time and at point of care of the recommended procedures that will improve patient outcomes. Studies have shown that such real-time messaging significantly improves quality of care and allows for better results of disease management, resulting in fewer hospitalizations and a reduction in serious medical errors. Clinical messaging has also been shown to increase compliance with HEDIS and NCQA scores (and thus improve “Star Ratings”) through its ability to accurately capture all of the needed HEDIS preventative care measures.
Office Ally’s case management tool, CaseConnect, allows for direct interaction between the provider’s office and a health plan’s case manager. Through CaseConnect the health plan can contact the physician office prior to a member’s appointment and request procedures. In addition, CaseConnect provides the electronic two-way transfer of documents between the physician and the health plan while allowing the case manager to communicate in real time with the provider’s office while the patient is present.
“Viewed together, our clinical messaging and case management products provide substantial benefits to the patient, the physician and the healthcare system as a whole,” says Brian O’Neill, president and CEO of Office Ally. “And, like all of our products, these tools are simple to implement and complement nicely the other practice-management tools we offer.”
The annual meeting of CAPG will be held June 6-9 at the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles. Keynote speakers will include President Bill Clinton; Susan Dentzer, senior policy advisor for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Health Futures President and Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
The California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) is the nation’s largest professional association representing physician groups practicing in the managed care model. Its more than 150 member groups employ and/or contract with physicians who in turn provide healthcare services to approximately 13 million Californians. More than 50 percent of California’s healthcare is delivered by physicians employed by/or contracted with CAPG members. CAPG supports its members through public advocacy, educational services and collaboration with other stakeholders in California healthcare.
Founded in 2000, Office Ally currently works with more than 300,000 providers and 5,600 insurance carriers in all 50 states. It also houses eligibility for nearly 400 IPAs and small health plans. Its complete suite of interactive ASP Internet-based solutions includes a patient health registry – Patient Ally™, electronic health records – EHR 24/7™, practice management – Practice Mate™, clearinghouse and case-connect tool. All of Office Ally’s products and services are offered at minimal or no cost to providers, with customer and technical support available 24/7. Further information may be obtained at .