A new, streamlined version of Empower, a practice management solution developed specifically for durable medical equipment, prosthetic and orthotic (DMEPOS) suppliers and O&P practices in the US, is now available via smartphone app, Össur announces.

The fully automated, customizable, web-based solution was developed to streamline key administrative functions and provides real-time validation of patient eligibility, electronic claims submission, and documentation generation from a desktop, laptop or tablet. The app is compatible with both Apple and Android-based smartphones.

Empower features an Inventory Management module that allows inventory of various types, including DME, non-DME and serialized assets, at an unlimited number of designated locations to be checked remotely real time. It also provides paperless dispensing, tracking and replenishment whenever needed through barcode scanning and PAR level notifications. 

Empower also facilitates seamless fulfillment with timely, secure, and trackable DME product shipments directly to patients nationwide, which may be especially important as more clinicians conduct patient visits via telehealth technologies as a result of new practices adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company explains, in a media release.

“Even before COVID-19, managing administrative issues was diverting clinicians from their primary purpose of helping patients live a life without limitations. The coronavirus pandemic further amplified the need for practices to demonstrate greater operational flexibility, agility, and efficiency, particularly as the overall operating environment continues changing. Empower from Össur is available to help healthcare professionals stay focused on their clinical priorities, particularly as compliance and timely reimbursement become even more critical in this daunting ‘new normal’ environment.”

Mark Tymchenko, Vice President, Americas Bracing & Supports for Össur

Empower by Össur is fully HIPAA compliant and compatible with H-7 data sharing standards. It also earned HITRUST-CSF certification for its secure cloud-based file storage system.

[Source: Össur]

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