CareCentrix, Fallon extend contract
HARTFORD, Conn. – CareCentrix and Fallon Community Health Plan have extended a contract that gives Fallon’s membership continued access to diagnostic testing and therapy adherence programs for sleep-related disorders like obstructive sleep apnea. Since 2009, Fallon and CareCentrix subsidiary Sleep Management Solutions have helped more than 11,000 patients receive testing and therapy in the comfort of their own homes. “In-home sleep tests, coordinated by SMS, typically represent an over 50% cost-savings as compared to a hospital or physician-run sleep clinic,” stated Thomas Gaffney, CareCentrix’s chief customer officer, in a press release. The SMS program helps members get started on the right sleep therapy and then supports their progress by remotely monitoring data from their devices to ensure the therapy is working and to intervene when they’re experiencing difficultly. “Working with SMS has enabled us to offer our members with sleep disorders more choices, so that they can receive the quality, cost-effective care they need in the comfort of their home,” stated Patrick Hughes, Fallon’s president and CEO. CareCentrix and Fallon Health have extended their contract for three years.