Interlink Group’s Web-Based System Help Hospitals, Health Agencies Track Indigent Care
The Interlink Group, an information technology service provider, has developed a Web-based platform to help safety net providers and community health agencies monitor indigent care and improve reimbursement for that care. HealthTrack is designed to act as a central data repository to which hospitals can report the services they provide to uninsured and underinsured patients. Providers and community health agencies can then use the data to track overall volume and types of services provided, in order to identify gaps in care delivery and ensure eligibility for state and federal benefits programs. HealthTrack is an expansion of software that Interlink developed for the Denver Health and Hospital Authority, a major Colorado provider of indigent care. The application paid for itself within six months by helping DHHA improve reimbursement for indigent care, according to Greg Veltri, CIO of the health system. A grant from the Community Access Program will fund the system's deployment in Colorado's El Paso County this spring, and Interlink is working with various agencies to fund the introduction of the program in counties throughout Colorado and neighboring states (Interlink Group release, 3/26).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.