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Home / News & IndustryManaged Care Insight and Analysis
Updated: Sept. 9, 2008
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 said.

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 company said.

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 said.

Address: BioSignia Inc., 1822 East NC Highway 54, Suite 350, Durham, NC 27713; (919) 933-2021, www.biosignia.com.


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