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Risk Management Education from Ankota and IronRisk Strategies, LLC

Posted by Will Hicklen

May 10, 2012 2:02:00 PM

May 10, 2012 Baltimore, Maryland - Ankota, Inc. and IronRisk Strategies, LLC partner to provide risk management education to Ankota customers.

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“Rapid changes have already introduced new risks to post-acute care providers, and many of them are confused over what to do about it,” says Ankota CEO Will Hicklen. “We already help customers mitigate certain operational and compliance risks through automation and it’s clear that we have an opportunity to help educate them further by connecting them with subject matter experts like IronRisk Strategies, LLC,” adds Hicklen.

Like Ankota, IronRisk serves many types of post acute care providers, including Home Health, Physical Therapy, Infusion, HME/DME delivery, and more. As hospitals seek to better manage Care Transitions and to reduce avoidable readmissions, it’s essential that they operate as reliably and transparently as possible.

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Under the partnership, IronRisk will provide educational content in the form of articles, white papers, and video content that will rapidly become a valuable resource for Ankota’s clients. Customers will be able to learn about topics ranging from cyber-security and breaches of patient information to the consequences of employee-owned vehicles, the differences between subcontracted relationships and referrals, the complexities around professional liability insurance, and everything in between.

As more care is delivered outside of hospital settings, the prospect for growth in post-acute care is tremendous. However, post acute services must be more tightly integrated with hospital-based and primary care, driving the need for greater care coordination and accountability. “Providers assume that it’s business as usual and they just have to worry about billing accurately to get paid—and they’re wrong,” says IronRisk President, Lock Curtis, “we see this partnership as an opportunity to execute on our mission of Educating, Empowering and Inspiring  Ankota’s customers  so that they can understand the unique risks they face and what they can do about them.”

Most insurance brokers are concerned with their next sale and do little to teach their clients about the risks they face or what they can do to better manage them. “It’s clear that we have an opportunity to help our customers better understand and mitigate business risk, whether it’s through better automation, strategic planning  or by connecting them with the experts in the field of risk management who fully understand their business,” explains Hicklen.

Program updates will be posted to the Ankota Healthcare Delivery Management Blog as new content is made available. Visit related blog article by clicking here  

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