Sentara Adopts Authentidate's Inscrybe Healthcare Platform

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Inscrybe Healthcare Platform

Sentara Home Care Services has selected two of the five available Inscrybe Healthcare modules of Authentidate Holding, electronic Plan of Care (ePOC) and electronic Certificate of Medical Necessity (eCMN), to streamline key operations, reduce document processing costs and accomplish its overall goal of achieving greater operational efficiency.

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The Inscrybe Healthcare platform will help facilitate Sentara's transition from its existing paper-driven processes for completing Plan of Care (POC) forms to a more secure, highly efficient online system. Authentidate's service will enable the Sentara Home Care Services team to instantly send POCs to physicians directly from their homecare practice management and billing system. Attending physicians can review and sign POC documents securely over the web or receive fax copies and sign and fax the documentation into the system as an electronic image. Sentara will also use the Inscrybe Healthcare platform to more efficiently manage, transmit, track and process Certificates of Medical Necessity (CMN). All of the modules on Authentidate's platform have been designed to support compliance with existing industry procedures and guidelines.

"We have an extensive staff of professionals in place to meet the growing needs of our large patient base. As healthcare regulations continue to become more complex, we find it is important to offer our staff the necessary tools to achieve compliance as efficiently as possible," said Debbie Abbott, Technical Manager, Sentara Home Care Services. "Authentidate's Inscrybe Healthcare application will enable us to minimize the administrative time needed for our client cases, and enable our field staff to maximize the amount of time devoted to patient care."

"We are pleased that Sentara Home Care Services has selected Inscrybe Healthcare to streamline their document workflow and to integrate Authentidate's platform into their management systems, including Cerner's billing solution. The net result will be faster turnaround of required documentation, improved customer service and a significant reduction in unbilled orders. In addition, Inscrybe Healthcare enables Sentara to enhance their communications with physicians and home care agencies quickly, without having to make a significant upfront investment in new hardware, software and staff training," said Paul Skinner, Vice President of Sales and Client Services for Authentidate.

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