|Physicians Use BioSignia Tool To Obtain P4P Certification
Through a recent partnership between BioSignia and
Bridges to Excellence (BTE), physicians can use BioSignia’s Know
Your Number (KYN) to increase patient quality care and obtain
certification for pay-for-performance programs.
KYN is a disease-specific risk assessment (DRA) tool
that can predict an individual’s risk of developing chronic
preventable diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, BioSignia
By using KYN, physicians can demonstrate they have
implemented comprehensive solutions in their practice and delivered
patient-centered care, the company said.
The KYN program allows physicians to become certified in
all three levels for BTE pay-for-performance programs at no cost, the
The KYN tool is multifunctional because it serves as a
tool for physicians to become certified and increase quality care and
it also predicts and documents patient outcomes.
Through KYN, BioSignia documents the actual risk
reductions of a patient while identifying and predicting the onset of
disease. It can measure a physician’s performance by looking at
how well the patient is doing, which provides an excellent
documentation tool for the patient, the company said.
BioSignia has also been designated by BTE as an approved
data aggregator where it interfaces with physicians via electronic data
and then sends the information to a performance assessment organization
for performance measurement.
Based on the National Committee for Quality Assurance
Diabetes Physician Recognition Program, eligible physicians can receive
up to $200 per qualified diabetic patient per year through the BTE
Diabetes Care Link by using KYN. Eligible physicians can also qualify
for BTE’s Cardiac Care Link and receive up to $200 per year for
each qualified cardiac patient through the KYN program, the company
Address: BioSignia Inc., 1822 East NC Highway 54, Suite 350, Durham, NC 27713; (919) 933-2021, www.biosignia.com.