SOURCE: Patient Access Solutions Inc.

December 01, 2008 06:00 ET

Americare Contracts for Phase 1 Patient Access Solutions' D-PAS Program to Handle Nursing Paperwork

HAUPPAUGE, NY--(Marketwire - December 1, 2008) - Patient Access Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: PASO), a leading provider of healthcare/financial processing solutions for the healthcare, home care, nursing and dental industries, and The Americare Companies, one of New York's largest Home Healthcare agencies, today announced that they have signed an agreement to institute Patient Access Solutions' D-PAS digital solution for Americare's licensed home care services agency, Americare Inc.

Phase 1 of this agreement between the two companies will use PASHealth digital pen technology and robust form capture to interface nursing and patient notes with Americare's internal system. Phase 1 will consist of the deployment of D-PAS digital pens along with the design and implementation of over fifteen custom nursing information forms. Nurses and Home Aides will be able to process paperwork in their usual work flow, while being able to digitally transfer the information back to the Americare main office using Patient Access Solutions' D-PAS program. Upon completion and success of Phase 1, the goal is to roll out the D-PAS Digital pen program to the other divisions of Americare. Those divisions consist of: Americare CSS -- Americare Certified Special Services, Inc. -- A Certified Home Health Agency providing quality home care in the Metro New York area for the mentally ill and developmentally challenged, as well as for general patients from newborns to seniors. Amerikids, Inc. -- A licensed Early Intervention Program that provides diagnostic and therapeutic services for children from birth to age three who are at risk for normal development, or who demonstrate developmental delays. Americare Therapy Services -- A rehabilitation services company, providing seasoned home health care professionals -- including physical and occupational therapists, PT and OT assistants, and speech-language pathologists -- for patients from early childhood through advanced geriatric.

According to Bruce Weitzberg, CEO and President of Patient Access Solutions, "We look forward to integrating the D-PAS technology with Americare's proprietary software system to help improve the efficiency and reporting needs of the home care industry and payer communities. The advantages of streamlining the paper process while improving productivity in the home care industry are obvious, and we are pleased with this agreement."

Elly Kleinman, President and CEO of Americare, said, "We look forward to working with PASHealth in our continuous efforts to provide our staff with the best possible solutions available."

About Americare (www.americareny.com)

Americare is one of New York's largest home health agencies and provides quality home care for general patients, from newborns to senior citizens. Outstanding results and a commitment to uncompromising individual care has earned Americare the distinction of being one of the first companies families turn to when their loved one is in need.

Americare works hard to make sure your loved one's needs are met across the spectrum of contingencies. Americare services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, managed care and other insurance plans.

Americare's caring and fully-credentialed staff work closely with any referral source to develop a plan of care designed to respond to any issue or concern that may arise, obtain approval for home visits, and ensure the level of dedicated service that has made us the leader in home care throughout New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley.

Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. What's more, registered nurses are always on-call to take referrals or address any questions or concerns you may have.

About Patient Access Solutions Inc. (www.pashealth.com)

Patient Access Solutions Inc. (PASHealth) is a Healthcare Solutions company which has created a formidable array of technology, resources and allies to enable it to become an agent of radical change in what has traditionally been a slowly evolving healthcare environment.

The PASHealth Web Portal System and terminal based solutions offer electronic medical eligibility, electronic referrals, and service authorizations, electronic claims processing, drug formularies, electronic prescriptions, electronic medical records and patient data, automating the labor intensive and expensive manual process currently used by many facilities and healthcare providers. Our D-PAS product utilizes digital pen & paper technology to capture handwritten information from the doctor or office personnel, transfer it into a digital form into the PAS web portal and utilize the data to initiate workflows in a secure environment. A patient's medical history and patient records are used to initiate necessary workflows within the web portal, securely and much more efficiently, empowering the healthcare business process. In addition, the Web Portal System offers a complete suite of self pay receivable management solutions for the healthcare facilities.

Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the companies, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among other things, the following: general economic and business conditions; competition; unexpected changes in technologies and technological advances; ability to commercialize and manufacture products; results of experimental studies; research and development activities; changes in, or failure to comply with, governmental regulations; and the ability to obtain adequate financing in the future. This information is qualified in its entirety by cautionary statements and risk factors disclosure contained in certain of Patient Access Solutions Inc. Securities and Exchange Commission filings available at http://www.sec.gov.

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