December 8, 2011, Vista, Ca - Instant Care, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a twelve-month pilot program by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The pilot is scheduled to begin January 1, 2012.
The program is designed to provide 24-hour, seven day per week, Tele-medical triage care and emergency response services to a test group of the State’s Medicare recipient population. The Tele-medical services provided via the Instant Care triage system will serve as a powerful and cost effective method for providing recipients with non-urgent medical needs immediate access to unlimited personalized Tele-medical care from the comfort of their own home.
With medical costs skyrocketing, the SCDHHS has identified the Instant Care console as a viable solution to help Medicare participants who have exhibited a propensity to over-utilize costly and potentially counter-productive ER facilities for non-urgent needs. The pilot program will be overseen by the University of South Carolina along with the SCDHHS. It is believed that approximately 40% of non-urgent ER visits will be avoided or re-directed to the appropriate level of healthcare. This move will provide the recipients faster, more effective care, while saving the State of South Carolina millions of dollars in healthcare expenses.
For more information regarding this pilot program as well as other Instant Care programs please feel free to contact us at 877-424-4050.