Integra commits to further investments to support HME community
Integra Partners is expanding its support for the HME community as the latest company to join AAHomecare at the Diamond Corporate Partner level, as well as through an investment in in the industry-led DMEscripts e-prescribing platform.
Since its founding in 2005, Integra Partners has been recognized as a thought leader on durable medical equipment and prosthetic and orthotic services. With headquarters in New York City and a second location in Michigan, Integra Partners has an unparalleled nationwide network. With 60 Payer Lines of Business, Integra Partners’ DMEPOS solutions extend to over 18 million covered lives across Commercial, Medicare, Medicaid, ACOs, at-risk medical groups, and self-insured lines of business. Integra Partners is a wholly owned subsidiary of Point32Health.
“Integra is committed to helping HME providers succeed and increase their capacity to serve patients who depend on high quality medical equipment and services,” said Scott Prater, Director of Network Expansion at Integra.
“Joining AAHomecare will allow us to become more engaged in advocating for HME public policy priorities and work with leaders in our industry to ensure access to care,” Michael Dorrie, Vice President of Network Expansion and Partnerships at Integra, added. “Strengthening the HME sector is critical to meeting the healthcare needs of the growing cohort of seniors and individuals with significant medical challenges with cost-effective and clinically proven solutions. Integra is already working directly with payers and providers in our network to improve claims and reimbursement processes and improve coordination of care. “Being a part of AAHomecare will allow us to better serve these valued network partners while also supporting advocacy work that benefits our entire industry” added Dorrie.
“Integra is excited to share that we have joined the board of DMEscripts through a strategic investment in the company,” continued Dom Paniccia, Integra CEO. “We recognize the importance of electronic prescribing for the future of the HME industry and our participation positions us to play an active role in the future of this innovative technology.”
“Integra’s involvement as a Corporate Partner will bolster our work to make sure that payers and policymakers understand the value of homecare,” noted Tom Ryan, AAHomecare president and CEO. “Integra’s commitment brings more resources to our advocacy on Medicare reimbursement and our outreach to state Medicaid authorities and other major payers, and the company’s experience working across a broad spectrum of providers, payers, and clinicians will be invaluable in our efforts to keep moving this industry forward.”
“DMEscripts is driven by its partnership group’s considerable experience and commitment to leveraging technology to improve the quality of care for the millions of individuals who depend on DME,” said Dan Starck, Apria’s chief executive officer and chairperson of the DMEscripts board of directors. “Drawing on the Integra team’s strategic mindset and proven digital healthcare expertise will help us deliver an even more robust e-prescribing solution. We’ve got a strong partnership group, and it’s just become stronger.”
The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) represents durable medical equipment providers, manufacturers, and other stakeholders in the homecare community that serve the medical needs of millions of Americans who require oxygen/respiratory systems, wheelchairs, medical supplies , and other medical equipment and services in their homes. Connect at aahomecare.org.
DMEscripts is a healthcare technology e-prescribing company, based in Indianapolis, IN, which provides a proprietary platform for prescribers to electronically transmit DME orders to any participating DME provider. Additional information available at dmescripts.com.
Integra Partners is the nation’s leading, longest-tenured DMEPOS benefit management company, with a mission to support better healthcare for patients through better management of a historically complex benefit. See accessintegra.com to learn more.