Reduce NEMT Costs, Improve Care
While a lot of attention is being paid to the use of Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT) as a way to improve access to care for seniors and individuals with disabilities, it’s still very expensive and very difficult to coordinate for care facilities. As rural hospitals and other medical facilities continue to close, the distances traveled increase and NEMT can quickly become a cost a logistical challenge that hinders your ability to care for your residents.
Point-of-care portable ultrasound provides a cost-effective alternative to medical transportation that results in high patient satisfaction and increased access to care.
By contracting with New Frontier, your care facility gains access to high-quality diagnostic care from skilled technicians performing procedures on-site or at a clinic space close to your facility.
With our portable ultrasounds and skilled technicians, New Frontier Mobile Diagnostics works with your resident’s physician to diagnose the following types of conditions:
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Thyroid or glandular problems
- Vascular flow and occlusions
- Heart disease
- Biopsy and needle guidance
- Wound care
Contact New Frontier Mobile Diagnostics, today, to see how we can improve care for your residents while reducing your medical costs.
How do I work with New Frontier Mobile Diagnostics?
Great question, and we’re glad you asked!
NFMD tries to make it easy for our facility partners to provide residents care when they need it, where they need it. Our main goal is to improve access to care for your residents, and we want to do everything we can to be the “Easy” button for diagnostic care.
There are two ways care facilities can work with New Frontier, but it’s important to note that a Primary Care Physician or an appropriately skilled Nurse Practitioner MUST prescribe the diagnostic procedure. New Frontier Mobile Diagnostics is not allowed to perform procedures without prior authorization and a physicians prescription for the procedure.
First, we offer a Per Diem option, where your facility can “lease” the services of NFMD’s trained personnel and equipment on a half- or full-day basis. This provides you with the ability to schedule procedures for your residents, have NFMD perform the procedures, and you can gain the reimbursement.
Next, NFMD offers an On Call option, where we establish working hours and a room in the facility, and NFMD will have a technician and equipment on site within an agreed response time (typically 2-4 hours, depending on workload and time of day). In this case, NFMD charges facilities on a per test basis, with a monthly minimum required to maintain the schedule.
As an alternative, NFMD can provide a Full Service option, where you supply the patients and prescribed procedures, and we provide all the rest, including scheduling, billing, and reimbursement for the medical procedures. In this case, NFMD may wish to license space from you for performing procedures, providing your facility with extra income.
It is anticipated that the Full Service option will become available mid-2020. as NFMD is in the process of gaining “in-network” status with a number of insurance providers in the area, including applying with CMS to be a Medicare Part B provider as an Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility. These actions will allow New Frontier to work with physicians more directly, having NFMD schedule the procedures, provide a specialist-led interpretation of results, and bill for the technical and professional components, accordingly.
On CallSpecialists and Equipment On Call
NFMD "On Call" with agreed hours
You supply a room and patients
NFMD bills Facility per Fee Schedule, Facility collects reimbursement
Per DiemLease Specialists and Equipment
NFMD personnel "On Site" for agreed hours
You supply a room and patients
NFMD bills Facility per diem rate, Facility collects reimbursement
Full ServiceNFMD Performs and Bills Procedures
NFMD leases space from your facility
You supply a room, NFMD supplies patients
NFMD collects reimbursement, pays Facility for leased space