ATLANTA, Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HealPros, LLC announced as part of its ongoing effort to expand its mobile diabetic retinopathy triage program across the country that it has entered into a long-term agreement with RetGPO, LLC (Retinal Group Purchasing Organization) of Miami, FL.
"The collaboration with RetGPO will allow HealPros to rapidly expand across the country in 2015, with RetGPO providing HealPros with retinal specialists in each new state that we'll be moving into," said Milan Popovich, Senior Vice President with HealPros. "HealPros utilizes retinal specialists to interpret the eye examinations that our Technologists are obtaining from patients/members in the seven states in which we are currently operational. HealPros has been asked by numerous health insurance payers to expand our foot-print in order to provide this unique mobile telemedicine model into all states in which these insurers have covered lives, and RetGPO will be collaborating with HealPros to insure that we have the retinal specialists available when, and where we need them".
According to Doug Halperin, CEO for RetGPO, "We have heard so many ideas on how to solve the problem of ensuring that Diabetic patients are screened for Retinopathy, yet none have had real lasting success. With HealPros mobile telemedicine, we believe that we found an innovative and successful way for health care payers to reach tens of thousands of diabetic members and our retinal specialist physicians across the country look forward to providing the professional reading services to support this efficient care delivery model."
About HealPros, LLC
HealPros has developed a mobile telemedicine triage service to provide diabetic retinopathy eye examinations on behalf of health care payers across the country. HealPros renders examinations in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), YMCAs, primary care practice locations, in addition to providing home examinations for the segment of the population that may have transportation or mobility challenges. HealPros assists health plans in increasing HEDIS and Star scores, while helping to identify disease in the early stages when advanced treatments can often help to save the eye-sight of the patient/member.
About RetGPO, LLC
RetGPO is an organization representing Retina Specialists across the US in an effort to optimize patient care and practice efficiency. Working with vendors across healthcare, RetGPO looks to find new partners to build member practices, find economies of scale, and most importantly enhance patient treatment. With constant feedback from our members, RetGPO is focused on providing whatever resources are necessary to help build a positive future for patients. We contract with medical drug manufacturers, distributors, equipment manufacturers, etc. to provide our members with a wide array of value added services.
Milan Popovich, HealPros, LLC
(248) 760-5500, (248) 760-5500
Doug Halperin, RetGPO, LLC
(561) 504-3955, (561) 504-3955