US CareNet is following the money trail. The national senior care services provider is expecting unprecedented growth in care management so it launched a new division, NavCare.
"Chronic care and transitional care management are the wave of the future in healthcare and we anticipate and are preparing for exponential growth in the coming year," says Jon Wilder, chief operations officer for NavCare and US CareNet in a press release. "Much of our time has been spent educating about chronic care management, its cost saving benefits, as well as its benefits to patients. Keeping patients out of the hospital and helping them manage their chronic conditions is vital and we have been able to show healthcare providers how easy it can be for them through the use of our services."
NavCare will provide chronic care (CCM) and transitional care management (TCM) services to patients as an extension of their healthcare provider's practice. The Care Center will use licensed supervised clinicians to help patients mange chronic illnesses to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.
NavCare has more than 50,000 Medicare patients so far through agreements with practice groups and healthcare organizations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, South Carolina and Texas. More agreements are planned to expand services further.
US CareNet provides services to post-acute healthcare and senior living services. The company also owns Health at Home and Care Partners @ Home, which provide home health and private duty services.