Carespan Contract for Disability Assessments for U.S. Veterans
VANCOUVER, BC, December 7, 2021 /CNW/ - CareSpan Health, Inc. (TSXV: CSPN) ("Company" or "CareSpan"), the provider of the "Clinic-in-the-Cloud" platform addressing the primary care shortage and improving the delivery of chronic, urgent and mental health care is pleased to announce that American Advanced Practice Network ("American-APN"), a CareSpan professional corporation, has been awarded a contract to conduct disability assessments for veterans in multiple states and locations across the United States (the "Contract"). American-APN, has approximately 80 practitioners in the United States using the CareSpan "Clinic-in-the-Cloud"™ solution to deliver primary, chronic, and urgent care to underserved geographies in the United States.
As of November 2021, the Company has begun to conduct such disability assessments pursuant to the Contract, and the first group of American-APN nurse practitioners ("NPs") have been approved to conduct patient examinations. The NPs will deliver high-quality, empathetic, and efficient examinations as they help reduce the large volume of exams. Pursuant to the Contract, the Company expects to conduct approximately 20,000 assessments annually, billing a minimum of US$200 per assessment.
"This Contract is an example of how CareSpan enables Nurse Practitioners to address care delivery gaps across the United States," noted Melissa Magstadt, CEO of American-APN. "Initiatives like this allow NPs to grow their practices without sacrificing the quality of care and help CareSpan American-APN grow its NP network by attracting new NPs to join."
Rembert de Villa, CareSpan's CEO commented, "With nearly 80 clinicians in our network, this contract demonstrates how CareSpan has achieved sufficient reach to start attracting the attention of organizations such as government agencies, insurance companies, and other payors requiring healthcare services for their members. For this veterans' medical assessments contract, CareSpan expects about a third of its current NPs in the network to be approved and trained to support this engagement as examination volumes grow over the next several months in our assigned locations."
About CareSpan Health
CareSpan is a healthcare technology company that has developed and deployed a unique, proprietary integrated digital care platform, the CareSpan Clinic-in-the Cloud™, that creates unfettered access to care for the underserved. With a patient-centric approach focused on improving health outcomes, CareSpan uses sophisticated digital tools and capabilities to improve patient outcomes in primary care, chronic care, urgent care, and mental health.
In addition to the integrated digital care platform, CareSpan has built and deployed a business support infrastructure for its professional network partners, American-Advanced Practice Network and American-MedPsych Network. American-Advanced Practice Network harnesses the clinical capabilities of Nurse Practitioners to address the shortage in primary and chronic care in the country. American-MedPsych brings together providers to tackle shortages in mental health, as well as primary care.
Clinic-in-the-Cloud is a trademark of CareSpan USA Inc., a subsidiary of CareSpan Health, Inc.
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