Wednesday, August 31, 2011

ATI Seeks Prime Contractors

CMS is accepting applications for the Medicare Demonstration Project called the Community-Based Care Transition Program (CCTP) on six different dates from July to December 2011. Under this program, CMS will provide $500 million in funding to go to hospitals and community-based organizations.

American TeleCare, Inc. (ATI) in Abingdon Virginia is interested in talking to organizations submitting an application for CCTP funding. Their objective is to have organizations add ATI capabilities to organizations submitting CCTP proposals.

In the past year, several different “transition care” strategies have emerged to improve on the process of discharging patients from the hospital to home or other care settings. Most of these care models have connected with the patient while still in the hospital, meeting with them at least once in the home, and maintaining various levels of contact through telephone calls or visits.

None of the care plans, however, appear to include a key component according to ATI. By leveraging video technology with robust clinical algorithms and biometric data, ATI empowers an organization’s existing clinical teams to identify those-at-risk, and intervene remotely to stabilize an exacerbation that might otherwise require a hospitalization. ATI’s clients see an amazing decrease in readmissions (up to 70-85% drop) when managing high-risk patients remotely through video.

So if your organization is getting ready to submit an application for CCTP and want to team up, be sure to talk to J.W Hornsby, ATI Sales Executive at (276)-206-0628 or email For more details on ATI and their accomplishments, go to