Stratice Expands National Network by Electronically Connecting HME/DME Providers and Physicians
CARMEL, Ind. – Stratice Healthcare, a leading healthcare IT company that provides electronic ordering technology solutions that connects providers of home and durable medical equipment and supplies (HME/DME) with medical offices and hospital systems, today announced an agreement with CMB Solutions – a national provider of patient support and contact services for the home medical equipment industry.
The collaboration leverages eDMEplus™, Stratice’s e-ordering application that is embedded within physicians’ existing electronic workflow. With this agreement, Stratice and CMB Solutions can now offer HME/DME providers enhanced connectivity to ensure HME/DME orders are more efficiently and reliably renewed that helps ensure patients continuity and quality of care. This electronic connectivity replaces an otherwise inefficient and largely paper-based ordering process that currently requires multiple phone calls, duplicative faxes and time-consuming data entry of paper-based orders.
“We continue to be impressed with the Stratice team and their business model of electronically connecting HME/DME providers with the medical community. CMB Solutions is more than pleased to integrate the eDMEplus application providing our national footprint of customers a more direct electronic connection to their referring physicians. Our collaboration is just the type of disruptive software service the industry is demanding to improve workflow, reduce overhead and operating costs, and improve physician access,” said Asif Kidwai, PhD, chief executive officer for CMB Solutions.
News of this latest collaboration follows on the heels of a string of recent successes for Stratice including the company’s national rollout of eDMEplus to a widespread base of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. The company’s embedded EHR application supports its rapidly growing national network of HME/DME providers who service the patients’ full spectrum of payer coverages including Medicare, Medicaid and commercial health plans.
“We are pleased to partner with CMB Solutions. Clearly, with the most recent round of Competitive Bid rate cuts, CMB customers are anxious to reduce unnecessary operating expense typically associated with chasing detailed written orders for patients. Now, with Stratice’s interface with CMB, an HME/DME provider will have an efficient and electronic connection to thousands of medical practices which will afford healthcare practitioners a more compliant, efficient and intuitive ordering process for patients’ medical equipment and supply needs,” stated John Brady, chief executive officer of Stratice Healthcare.
“CMB Solutions has a long-standing mission of providing patient-centric, industry-leading contact and support services which deliver better compliance, workflow efficiency and significant ROI for the HME/DME provider. Now, with Stratice’s electronic connectivity to physicians across the nation, CMB’s users can rely on complete and clean, electronically signed orders and CMNs meeting payer guidelines and providing even more timely and hassle-free replenishment delivery to their patients,” continued Kidwai.
CMB Solutions is expected to complete its integration of eDMEplus in late August.
“Stratice continues to build market momentum through its free network enrollment process and rapid on-boarding of local, regional and now national HME/DME providers. This expanding network of credential HME/DME providers provides physicians and their patients a reliable, broad fulfillment network regardless of patient location, specific HME/DME product need and particular payer coverage. With CMB Solutions’ expanding suite of patient contact and support services as an added service offering for Stratice’s network, our respective platforms will further advance electronic connectivity between care providers on a national scale and the opportunity for Stratice to expand its e-ordering solutions to address other critical, underserved areas of patient care,” remarked Jason Farmer, president of Stratice. “With such dramatic cuts in reimbursement rates within the HME/DME sector, the industry must quickly evolve to adopt more electronic means of driving operational efficiencies. Stratice’s electronic ordering and patient care solutions are clearly a market necessity and in high demand given multiple industry dynamics,” added Farmer.
About Stratice Healthcare
Stratice Healthcare is a health information technology company electronically connecting the medical community to a growing national network including medical equipment suppliers. Stratice’s software application, eDMEplus™, provides an efficient, intuitive and compliant electronic ordering solution that replaces an existing manual, paper-based process that is inefficient and without standards. Stratice’s approach to eHealth allows for interoperability and the coordination of patient care and improving outcomes, saving unnecessary healthcare expenditure and eliminating unreimbursed care provider time. For more information about Stratice, visit www.straticehealthcare.com
About CMB Solutions Inc.
CMB Solutions’ contact services provide automated integrations with its cloud‐based system that allow providers an efficient platform with real‐time proven compliance even for same‐day order processing due to seamless interoperability with manufacturers, multiple billing software, and fulfillment services. This means a huge savings for the HME who will no longer have to toggle between billing system, compliance system, patient contact system and fulfillment system to process orders. With client branded compliance, quality assurance, upselling, and replenishment surveys for all product lines, the ROI is significant for the HME. Surveys are done via a domestic call center, email, truly interactive voice-response system, texting, and a single-sign on patient portal. To learn more on CMB Solutions, visit http://www.cmbsolutionsinc.com/.