Assent MCM Partners with Maritime Medical Management

By MarEx 2014-07-07 10:31:00

Assent Medical Cost Management is pleased to announce a partnership with Maritime Medical Management, in order to better serve its Maritime Industry clients with the added benefits of case management. Maritime Medical Management delivers a full line of case management, telephonic and onsite case management, rehabilitation case management, and cost containment services for P&I Clubs, Ship Owners, Cruise Lines, and Vessels owners.

“With our partner Maritime Medical Management, we can now offer a full service shop that can achieve the highest savings in cost containment for the maritime payer. Our goal is to bring our expertise to assist an industry that according to the Maritime Industry Foundation's Maritime Knowledge Center, reflects over 1.2 million people employed in the maritime industry”, said David Lubowitz, JD/MBA Managing Director of Assent, “ as well as over 40,000 ships being owned by companies in the United States alone”.

The addition of case management offered by Maritime Medical Management is to coordinate the timely and medically necessary services for outpatient care, inpatient admissions, appropriate length of stay, prevention of unnecessary extended inpatient admissions and appropriate discharge planning. Adding Maritime Medical Management to Assent’s services will benefit the Maritime Industry crew members by maximizing quality of care in a cost effective manner.

Maritime Medical Management is led by Teresa A. Smith, R.N., B.S.N. Director, who has served the maritime industry for over 15 years as an advocate for injured crew members, maximizing quality of care, serving as an ombudsman for crewmembers and payors alike, as well serving as a resource for the treating medical team. Ms Smith serves as a linchpin for leadership, management and advocacy within the maritime industry.

Assent Medical Cost Management is a leading cost containment company, specializing in bill review and negotiations to control medical cost to the maritime industry. With legal and medical experts – no bill goes without scrutiny, review and negotiations. Assent has developed a proprietary database (Assent MAX) that includes the hospital’s cost to charge ratios. This approach is a strategic arbitration tool when settling medical claims. The Cost-Up approach allows Assent to use the Cost to charge ratio is based on the hospitals’ most recent cost of providing medical services which are reported to the federal government. Rather than pursuing discounts based on billed charges, Assent is utilizing hospitals’ own cost data to reach a fair, equitable, and transparent resolution. All medical bills are analyzed by a medical physician over $25,000 which provides the best of financial, business practice and medical expertise.

Assent Medical Cost Management and Maritime Medical Management together are committed to building an integrated medical solution which will provide managed care and cost control services for the Maritime Industry's high cost of injury/illness claims. The strength of both companies will serve as a win-win for the Maritime industry as a whole, reported Sandy Hamilton, MSW Senior Business Development Executive for Assent.

Assent Medical Cost Management contact Sandy Hamilton, MSW @ 877 882 8289 ext 572 or shamilton@assentmcm.com .

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.