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Dallas, Texas – As focus in collegiate athletics shifts to the care and treatment of student-athletes, Central Michigan University has risen to the top of the list in that critical area. Last year, CMU set out to positively impact the quality of care they are providing to their student-athletes by implementing Vivature’s cutting-edge program. “Since joining Vivature, CMU has grown to be one of the most compliant partners we work with in terms of their medical documentation and the care provided to their student athletes,” said Lance Wilson, Executive Vice-President at Vivature.
Wilson pointed out that CMU is a good example of why the Vivature program is a great partner to collegiate athletic care programs. “Our innovative program generates for CMU a perpetual revenue stream generated by compliant documentation,” said Wilson. “That revenue stream has now provided new ways to re-invest in the care of the student-athlete at a critical time when the student-athlete wellness and overall experience is under the most scrutiny.”
“This new revenue stream is transformational for the athletic department,” said Vivature CEO Muzzy Bass. “Overall, it has become more critical that the sports medicine area be further compliant with federal guidelines, and Vivature helps by electronically tracking the medical treatments they are providing while protecting the interests of the entire university.”
Vivature’s state-of-the-art program simply requires sports medicine departments to document the treatments they are conducting, something that should be automatic in caring for student-athletes, but currently is not. Their NExTT software then takes the data, and automatically generates claims for the medical treatments in the same way medical clinics and physical therapy offices do. “Our partnership with Vivature and the NExTT software has been an extremely positive experience for our Sports Medicine Department at Central Michigan University “added Central Michigan’s Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, Brian Wiese, MS, AT, ATC. “It has drastically changed our department’s injury documentation in an EMR that improves our communication and health care management.”
Vivature’s program – now adopted by hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide ranging from larger power five schools like Penn State and Purdue to small schools like East Mississippi College (Netflix famed Last Chance U school) – is most effective when implemented and managed by strong leadership in both the executive area, and in sports medicine with a common intent – the care and treatment of student-athletes is the top priority of the department.
“It is inspiring how devoted they are to their athlete’s entire healthcare, and it has really paid off for them” said Vivature’s Wilson. “By streamlining their documentation they’ve shown that embracing the technology in service of their students is literally at their fingertips. This is all due to the elite leadership of Director of Athletics, Michael Alford, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, Brian Wiese, Former Medical Director, Dr. Mathew Jackson, Medical Director, Dr. Noshir Amaria and the entire athletic department at Central Michigan University.”
In today’s era, having the ability to accurately track injuries, professionally document the care provided and then use established CPT codes to recoup the costs of care services is key to any Sports Medicine Department. Said CMU’s former Medical Director and Head Team Physician, Dr. Matthew Jackson, DO., “This EMR platform enables a high-quality system of care. It also aids to shed light on how much incredible work goes into the day-to-day operations of a University’s Sports Medicine Department.”
The partnership has been so beneficial that the two groups have recently agreed to a three (3) year contract renewal. This renewal decision provides stability in the Central Michigan University Sports Medicine Department by having consistency in systems and processes for documentation in an EMR. Processes that have now become second nature to all athletic trainers working in CMU’s Sports Medicine Department. It also guarantees continued revenue stream for the next three years as the Central Michigan University Sports Medicine Department documents the best available care to its student athlete population.
Central Michigan University has also decided to expand its partnership with Vivature, by selecting OrchestrateHR, Vivature’s parent company, as their secondary insurer. This has provided Central Michigan University the opportunity to have its first zero dollar deductible policy in close to 5 years. “Deciding to utilize OrchestrateHR, not only proved to be a smart financial decision with an affordable zero-dollar deductible policy but a logistical one as well”, states Brian Wiese, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine. “It has streamlined our referral process and decreased the amount of administrative time spent by myself or our insurance coordinator to determine payment of bills by secondary or by the University.” Bass from Vivature stated “OrchestrateHR has more than 7,000 corporate clients across the country. CMU will now have their medical claims filed the same way the largest companies in the country file claims and thereby set a new standard for the rest of the universities to strive towards. This new level of professionalism and knowledge within their insurance program will point them to open doors that they did not know were always open for them.”
About Vivature – Vivature is a Dallas, Texas based firm was recently named one of the “Top 25 Emerging Sports Technology Firms” in the country, and now has more than 400 collegiate partners. Vivature uses a $20+ million enterprise-level single database, and their NExTT 360 software to make college and university sports medicine departments compliant with all federal and state medical regulations by properly recording student-athlete injuries and treatments being conducted as required by law, as well as providing the NExTT 360 solution by recording and improving student-athlete care in the areas of Nutrition, Counseling, Academic Counseling and Strength & Conditioning (KONGiQ).
About Central Michigan University – Located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, is a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC), and supports 16 men’s and women’s intercollegiate programs. The 20,000 student campus has a long history in athletic success and believes that National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I membership and all of its intercollegiate athletics programs play an integral part in the educational mission of the university. This belief reflects the importance of operating an intercollegiate athletics program that fully comports with the university’s pursuit of excellence in intercollegiate athletics within the framework of an academic community committed to the university’s educational objectives
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