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FluidEdge Consulting Enhances Access to Healthcare for Veterans

With over 8 million veterans now receiving healthcare and hundreds of thousands more expected to enroll as the wars wind down, FluidEdge anticipates its Government Programs services will be in great demand in the years to come.
 
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"FluidEdge can assist in the implementation and tracking of Patient Aligned Care Teams," says Col (Ret) Paul T. Williamson, VP of Government Programs at FluidEdge.

    MALVERN, PA, December 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In response to growing concerns expressed by our nation's veterans over access to healthcare, FluidEdge Consulting has been discussing with Veterans Health Administration leaders how to enhance their services and streamline processes.

"FluidEdge offers a variety of services designed to assess and realign healthcare processes across the care continuum in order to improve access, coordination and delivery of services," says Patrick Lynskey, Director of Government Programs at FluidEdge. www.fluidedgeconsulting.com

Founded in 2007, FluidEdge has become a leader in healthcare management and consulting. Through a strong health network, FluidEdge has access to a large number of resources enabling staff to maintain proficiency in working with many Core Claims Processing Systems, Provider Data Management Systems, and Care/Medical Management Systems.

FluidEdge's Government Programs and staff are also known for providing specialized clinical, operational, and financial consulting services for Government health delivery organizations.

"Our services result in greater access to care, streamlined processes, increased revenues and reduced delivery costs. We excel in blending broad military and veteran healthcare knowledge with deep clinical, operational, and financial expertise to revitalize performance and deliver value," says Col (Ret) Paul T. Williamson, Vice President of Government Programs at FluidEdge.

With over 8 million veterans now receiving healthcare services through the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and hundreds of thousands more expected to enroll as the wars wind down, FluidEdge anticipates its Government Programs services will be in great demand in the years to come.

"Many veterans already feel lost in the system and thousands of disability claims are still waiting to be processed, so there is a significant need for our expertise when it comes to better managing healthcare processes," Williamson says, adding, "Although the Veterans Health Administration prides itself on trying to provide timely access to high quality care, we anticipate problems will arise from demographic shifts due to the influx of these new veterans. This situation most likely will worsen the access to care issue. And while the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may soon provide an alternative for veterans, many are hesitant to sign up for it due to uncertainties. The ACA provides many unknowns for VAMCs nationwide!"

Recognizing the problems ahead, the VHA has undertaken an initiative to enhance healthcare delivery. Through the creation of Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) managed by primary care providers, the VHA hopes to improve access, coordination, communication, and continuity of care.

"FluidEdge can assist in the implementation and tracking of Patient Aligned Care Teams" Williamson says. "In addition, FluidEdge can help with verifying that the PACTs have been put in place and then audit their productivity." www.fluidedgeconsulting.com.

FluidEdge also offers invaluable informatics, analytics, and population medicine services. "The veterans system is swamped with data but information poor. You have to know what data and metrics to look for, and how to measure progress and improvement. That is where FluidEdge Consulting can help," Lynskey explains.

As part of their population medicine services, FluidEdge can assist medical centers in identifying healthcare needs that are specific to their local veteran's population so they can prepare ahead and better accommodate patients when the time comes.

Additionally, FluidEdge can help Government healthcare organizations with planning and implementing their enterprise-wide ICD-9 to ICD-10 Transitions. With the October 1, 2014 compliance date looming, much needs to be done between now and then.

To learn more about FluidEdge and how to obtain the services mention above, visit: http://www.fluidedgeconsulting.com.

About FluidEdge Consulting

Founded in 2007, FluidEdge has become a leader in the Health Care management and IT consulting market, delivering innovative customer solutions with a highly experienced senior team. FluidEdge has been successful at solving complex concerns for the ever-evolving Health Care industry.

In 2012, Inc. Magazine ranked FluidEdge No. 376 on its 31st annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. In addition to this great honor, FluidEdge was named No. 16 of the Philadelphia 100 award, a merit-based program recognizing companies that are considered as the fastest-growing, privately held corporation, proprietorship, or partnership.



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