SOURCE: Proven Healthcare Solutions

Proven Healthcare Solutions

April 04, 2011 06:00 ET

Fontanetta to Present at Milliman Care Guidelines® Client Forum

LIVINGSTON, NJ--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) - John Fontanetta, MD, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer of Proven Healthcare Solutions, will present "Getting the Level of Care Right The First Time - How to Get Physician Buy In" at the 2011 Milliman Care Guidelines® Client Forum in Palm Springs, Calif., April 3-6, 2011.

Dr. Fontanetta's presentation will focus on the clinical, operational and financial benefits that today's emergency departments can achieve through the use of observation medicine combined with innovative, real-time admission review screening for medical necessity.

"With emergency departments across the country projected to see ever-increasing patient volumes, combined with hospital closures and a multitude of federal and state compliance programs such as RAC, ZPIC, MIC, MAC and OIG seeking to reclaim payments, the financial viability of many of today's hospitals is in question. Hospitals must aggressively seek solutions and these must start at their front door -- the Emergency Department," said Dr. Fontanetta. "By implementing a real-time solution that efficiently and cost effectively addresses medical necessity reviews 24x7x365, today's hospitals can increase compliance while fortifying their bottom line."

Dr. Fontanetta is a practicing emergency physician and a regional leader in health information technology and observation unit design for emergency departments.

About Proven Healthcare Solutions
Proven Healthcare Solutions (PHS) provides real-time admission review for medical necessity at the point of service, whether it is in the Emergency Department or key hospital outpatient areas. For more information, visit www.provenhcs.com.

About Milliman Care Guidelines LLC
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