Matrix Medical Network on Target to Complete Record Number of Medical Assessments in 2013

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matrix Medical Network, a national leader in prospective medical assessment services for Medicare Advantage (MA) plan members, announced today that the company is well ahead of its 2012 record-setting pace for completing prospective medical assessments. During the first quarter of this year, the company accomplished 60 percent more assessments than in last year's first quarter. Matrix has already completed nearly 100,000 medical assessments within the first four months of this year and is on track to do more than 330,000 assessments before year-end.

The company's strong growth is attributable to its new operational processes that greatly improved productivity and refining its member outreach and engagement strategy. Matrix continues to build its operational capacity and its clinical-support services, and it will be expanding its state-of-art Member Contact and Service Center facility in Clearwater, Fl., to better support the growing number of employees hired to meet the increased demand for its care management services.

Matrix is the industry's pioneer in using a national network of highly trained employee Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to conduct in-person 60-minute-plus prospective assessments in MA members' homes and nursing facilities. As confirmed by the MVP Health Care and Matrix study, the company's prospective health assessments are proven to improve patient outcomes, including fewer hospital admissions, lower cost of claims, and increased satisfaction with health plans.

"Every day our team of NPs is taking care of more than 1,200 Medicare Advantage plan members," said Matrix Chief Medical Officer, Zachary Gerbarg, MD, CPC. "They are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the people they visit. Not only do they complete a very thorough medical assessment, but they listen to people's concerns, provide health and home-environment safety counseling, and share vitally important member health information with the members' physicians."

About Matrix Medical Network

Matrix is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., and provides in-person prospective medical assessment and transition of care services that help medical plan clients manage costs and provide high-quality care. Having pioneered the use of a national network of highly-trained employee Nurse Practitioners to conduct medical assessments in plan member homes or nursing facilities, Matrix is dedicated to improving the quality of health care in the U.S. through offering affordable home-care service options; helping clients efficiently, accurately, and securely collect plan member information; and providing data analytic and risk adjustment solutions that improve clinical outcomes. Matrix is owned by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a leading private equity investment firm. For more information, visit www.MatrixForMe.com.

CONTACT: Matrix Medical Network Media Contact Heather Rodgers: office 480.862.1887; mobile 480.290.1196; or hrodgers@matrixhealth.netSource: Matrix Medical Network