MCM Implements TCS Healthcare Technologies’ Care Management Software Solution

MCM Solutions for Better Health Implements TCS Healthcare Technologies’ Care Management Software Solution

Acuity Advanced Care® platform will support MCM’s 500 Clients

Chicago, IL and Auburn, CA / PRWeb / August 23 , 2010 – MCM Solutions for Better Health (Medical Cost Management), a national leader in providing population health management services, has successfully implemented the Acuity Advanced Care® (ACUITY) platform to support its wide-range of clients including self-funded plans, Taft-Hartley Trusts, association plans, and claims payers. ACUITY is a comprehensive and integrated care management software system for Utilization Management, Case Management, Disease Management, and Prevention/Wellness services and is offered by TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS).

Michael J. O’Connor, President and Founder of MCM states “One of the best business decisions I’ve made in 25 years is to partner with TCS. TCS has provided the people, processes, and technology platform to take MCM’s suite of services to the next level. We have witnessed increased productivity, improved patient outcomes and greatly enhanced data reporting and import/export capabilities. This is a big win for MCM and our clients.”

“Although we thought the ACUITY software would be a great fit for our business, we were pleasantly surprised that TCS staff had such deep expertise in clinical operations and data integration,” notes Kathleen Kalber, RN, CPUM, CCM, Senior Vice President Clinical Operations. She elaborates, “They were instrumental in implementing process workflow improvements, efficient system configuration, and the conversion of historical data. The end product was a seamless coordination between MCM clinical, supervisory and administrative staff.”

“The key benefit the ACUITY platform provides MCM is a single comprehensive member clinical record,” adds Ms. Kalber. “MCM’s system truly integrates Risk Identification, Utilization Management, Case Management, Specialty Case Management, Chronic Condition Management and Wellness in one comprehensive member clinical record. For example, our care manager can see that a patient is currently in an acute setting, and start the discharge assessment, while at the same time the Wellness and Prevention Health Coaches can begin to plan their engagement and education strategy for the patient.”

“The efficiencies gained in our data import and export operations have been immediately apparent,” comments Amy Gasbarro, MHA, Vice President, Operations. “MCM has the ability to easily identify and export any data element in the system. We have significantly improved our ability to quickly meet the increasing data demands of today’s marketplace by decreasing programming time and increasing the flexibility and automation of recurring client data transfers. The flexibility of ACUITY will allow us the opportunity to continue to grow to meet the ever changing demands of both the health care marketplace and our clients.”

Rob Pock, TCS CEO and Founder, notes, “From my perspective, it is very rewarding to see how ACUITY can positively impact a client like MCM. In addition to our dynamic technology platform, we deploy our experienced staff who can solve problems and coordinate the implementation project. Client satisfaction remains a key value of TCS and we share best practices with our clients throughout the engagement.”

For more information about TCS Healthcare Technologies, please contact John Sekerak at (530) 886-1700 ext. 211 or jsekerak@tcshealthcare.com. For more information about MCM, please contact Brian Vervynck at (800) 367-9938 x213 or bvervynck@medicalcost.com.

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About MCM Solutions for Better Health (MCM) is a pioneer in medical management. MCM was founded in 1986 to meet the care management needs of self-funded plans, Taft-Hartley Trusts, associations, and claims payers. Today, MCM provides its partners “Solutions for Better Health” that address the challenges of rising health coast with sophisticated risk identification, population health management across the entire continuum of care, and the promotion of better health. MCM serves over 500 health plans representing over
one-half million members on a nationwide basis.

About TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS) (www.tcshealthcare.com) is a leading provider of software and clinical solutions that support and improve population health management strategies for health plans, insurers, providers, third party administrators, medical management companies, and others. TCS applications support a wide range of care management transactions including comprehensive and integrated care management system for Utilization Management (UM), Case Management (CM), Disease Management (DM), and Prevention/Wellness (PW) services.