Wound Care Telemedicine Pilot Program
MIRAMAR, Fla. (March 23, 2021) – Vohra Wound Physicians, the nation’s largest and most trusted wound care specialty️ practice, recently announced it is expanding a successful wound care pilot program with one of the country’s largest health insurers.
In the Texas pilot program, completed in partnership with one of the country’s largest Medicaid and Medicare Advantage insurers, Vohra Wound Physicians showed dramatic cost savings for patients under its care. The pilot program was conducted during COVID as part of the company’s new Vohra@Home program. Patients with Stage 3 or Stage 4 pressure ulcers were seen regularly via telemedicine by one of Vohra’s skilled physicians. During the pilot, the large insurer reported:
Total annual cost of wound related care reduced 37%
Total annual cost of wound related clinical services reduced 71%
Total annual cost of wound related inpatient services reduced 45%
The pilot program was ended early given the substantial improvement in outcomes and cost savings. Both parties are committed to expanding the program quickly given the positive results and very high member satisfaction.
“The United Health Care pilot program is yet another proof point showing that Vohra’s care model is superior to alternatives,” said Dr. Japa Volchok, Vice President of Operations at Vohra. “Whether treating at the bedside, or via telemedicine given COVID restrictions in this case, Vohra improves clinical outcomes at substantially lower costs. We look forward to expanding this program across the entire state.”
Past research studies of patients under Vohra’s care have shown similar results. A previous Lewin Group Study on Vohra Wound Outcomes by the Ostomy Wound Management Journal found Vohra saved Medicare $19,000 on average per patient, reduced healing times by 21 days, and decreased infection and amputation rates by 86%.
“We are thrilled with the results of the pilot program and we are eager to expand our services with UHC,” said John Sory, President of Vohra. “Our relentless focus on patient-centered, convenient, cost-effective care is essential to our company’s success, the success of our partners, and the health and well-being of our patients. The pilot program is a great example of why our care model works so well.”
In addition to its bedside wound physician services and Vohra@Home telemedicine program, the company has certified thousands of nurses through its Vohra Wound Certified Nurse (VWCN™) educational program, and recognized hundreds of skilled nursing facilities as a Center of Excellence in Wound Management.
Insurers interested in exploring a partnership with Vohra are encouraged to visit www.VohraWoundCare.com for more information.
About Vohra Wound Physicians
Vohra Wound Physicians is the nation’s most trusted wound care solution. Founded in 2000, the company works with nearly 3,000 skilled nursing facilities, educates thousands of medical professionals each year, and uses proven, proprietary technologies to provide superior wound care to patients at healthcare facilities and in their homes.
Vohra delivers comprehensive wound care in more than one million visits annually through bedside and telemedicine clinical services, wound dressings, education and wound care certification, and predictive, augmented intelligence driven decision tools. Supported by proprietary technologies and extensive, ongoing physician training, Vohra delivers results including a 21-day improvement in healing time and an 88% reduction in wound-related hospitalizations. For more information, visit VohraWoundCare.com or call 305-866-7123.