KCI, Highmark forge performance-based deal

Thursday, December 20, 2018

SAN ANTONIO – KCI, a provider of advanced wound management, and Highmark, an insurer, have entered into an agreement for the KCI iOn Progress Remote Therapy Monitoring Program. Used in conjunction with the Activ.A.C. Therapy System, the program provides monitoring, engagement and adherence, according to a press release. The agreement is the first of its kind for negative pressure wound therapy and creates a performance-based payment structure to reduce total wound care costs, according to a press release. “Our aim is to create value across the continuum of wound care and iOn Progress Remote Therapy Monitoring allows us to pursue that by better understanding each patient’s wound care journey,” said R. Andrew Eckert, president and CEO of KCI. “This unique insight allows us to engage patients and their caregivers like no other and better assist them through the healing process, which leads to better therapy adherence and ultimately, better outcomes and reduced costs.”