AAHomecare signs deal for e-CMN solution

Sunday, February 29, 2004

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The American Association for Homecare signed a nine-year contract with Trac Medical and bConnected last month to provide association members with a sanctioned e-CMN solution.

The partnership incorporates Trac Medical’s existing e-CMN technology, CareCert, with enhanced capabilities and compatibility provided by bConnected.

By streamlining the process and helping to eliminate errors, eCMNs promise to cut the costs of processing a CMN significantly.

“This solution comes at a perfect time for our members who are faced with shrinking reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance companies,” said AAHomecare CEO Kay Cox.

AAHomecare expressed interest two years ago in developing a e-CMN solution. AAHomecare-designated task force, information technology leaders at Apria and Rotech even wrote white paper that would blueprint an e-CMN’s back-end.

Among other things, AAHomecare required that any e-CMN solution it endorsed be scalable to companies of all sizes and compatible with existing software systems.

The license fee for the e-CMN service will be between $36 and $50 per HME location per month and that the transaction fees will be between $1.80 and $3.00 per transaction. Some of this money will be shared with AAHomecare and bConnected Software.