SOURCE: PointCare


September 10, 2013 08:31 ET

PointCarePA 2.0 Launches, Giving Health Care Providers Ability to Screen & Track Enrollment of Uninsured Americans

90-Second, Mobile-Friendly Tool Allows Hospitals & Clinics to Screen ACA-Qualified Americans for All Public, Private, and Exchange Health Coverage Options

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2013) - PointCare, a health coverage software firm located in Silicon Valley, has announced the launch of PointCarePA 2.0, a customizable, web-based screening and enrollment automation tool that gives the uninsured instant access to every state's public, private, and Exchange coverage options.

With insurance enrollments key to the success of the Affordable Care Act, PointCarePA 2.0 organizes the fragmented health coverage system through providing real-time eligibility, coverage, and application information for several thousand programs. This innovative tool enables providers to create more consistent, accurate, and patient-friendly health coverage screening procedures throughout any type of facility -- hospitals, community health centers, or doctors' offices.

The tool has two unique capabilities:

1) Screening: Provider staff can engage in a conversation with patients by asking PointCarePA 2.0's five simple questions, determine a patient's potential eligibility for coverage, and instantly produce a comprehensive list of program information, pricing, possible subsidy amounts and applications links.

2) Enrollment Automation: Using the list of coverage options produced through the screening, the enrollment automation feature enables providers to more quickly initiate the enrollment process, maintain documents, and provide the needed follow-up steps for enrollment completion.

Another critical feature of the product is its portability, which gives providers the opportunity to expand their screening outreach and lessens the amount of paper being filed. PointCarePA 2.0 works on any laptop, tablet, or mobile-device that connects to the internet. Coverage results can be instantly emailed with the click of a button to patients from PointCarePA's own server, which lowers the need to involve the providers' IS teams. If connected to portable print terminal, 2.0's coverage results and application information can be printed from any location.

As providers question how to be best prepared for the upcoming ACA changes, PointCarePA 2.0 offers a solution by giving staff the ability to screen patients for Health Information Exchange (HIE) options come October 1st when each state is set to sell plans for 2014.

"For hospital admissions teams and clinic outreach staff tasked with the enormous job of enrolling the millions of newly-eligible Americans due to the Affordable Care Act, PointCarePA 2.0 is a real problem solver," said Everett Lebherz, Vice President of Business Development. "We have seen both hospital systems and clinics admission professionals fully embrace its functionality and the results to date have been very positive."

PointCarePA 2.0 is offered as a low-cost, monthly subscription based on the amount of usage and includes training and quarterly reporting. Reports are sent on a quarterly basis by analyzing the anonymous-HIPAA compliant data that is collected each time a patient is screened.

Founded in 2012, PointCare is a patient advocacy-based software company dedicated to helping hospitals, community health centers, doctors, and third party vendors educate their uninsured patients about health coverage options at point-of-care. PointCare's mission is to strengthen the dignity of self-pay patients through the effective, empathetic, and compassionate communication of health coverage options from the hospital, health center, and doctor's office to the patient.

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