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Matrix Clinical Care Expands In-Home Services with New Testing and Diagnostic Capabilities

Matrix Clinical Care Expands In-Home Services with New Testing and Diagnostic Capabilities

Fully Integrated Lab Provides Tests and Screenings to Expedite Care

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 20, 2021 — Matrix Clinical Care, a Matrix Medical Network® (Matrix) company, today announced an expanded set of in-home testing and diagnostic capabilities to meet increasing demand for in-home healthcare. Through the strategic acquisition of a CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited lab in 2020, Matrix expanded its suite of fully integrated in-home testing solutions. Matrix will partner with payors to extend the diagnostic screening capabilities available to their members, allowing Matrix clinicians to provide better real-time education and care to patients.

For more than 20 years, Matrix has been meeting patients where they live to assess their health, provide care and counsel, and perform preventative tests. Matrix has worked with millions of individuals to assess and manage health risks through a national network of approximately 5,000 clinicians and tests such as A1C and colorectal cancer screenings. Equipping Matrix clinicians with new testing and diagnostic capabilities like Lead testing for pediatric patients and Diabetic Retinopathy Exams will allow them to provide better education and patient care.

“The pandemic taught us many lessons and reinforced the benefits of in-home care and the importance of not delaying preventative health screenings and visits. This, combined with the growing number of Americans living with chronic conditions, led to Matrix expanding our capabilities to help patients where they live,” said Matrix Clinical Care Chief Medical Officer Ryan Heyborne, MD, MBA, FACEP. “We visit more than 3,500 patients in-home every day, many of whom are living with chronic or co-morbid conditions, have anxiety about going to a medical facility, or need preventative care. We look forward to being able to better help them with integrated lab services and expert clinicians.”

Matrix Clinical Labs provides a broad range of extensive testing options to health plans, provider groups, and health systems that support early detection and preventative care, HEDIS[i] and STARs[ii] gap closure, and patient education. Lab solutions and services include: 

  • Customizable testing programs, including at-home test capabilities and point-of-care testing
  • State-of-the-art technology including instruments, data, and analytics
  • Diagnostic capabilities that include clinical chemistry and immunoassays, molecular and genomic assays, hematology, and coagulation
  • Integrated results reporting with real-time access
  • Research and development from leaders with expertise on the development of diagnostic algorithms that drive improved patient outcomes
  • Real-time support through an online portal and live customer excellence center

“I have been a nurse practitioner for more than 23 years and find that many patients are much more comfortable receiving care and talking about their health in their own home. By conducting screenings and tests in-home we have more opportunities to provide valuable patient education and improve patient outcomes. We identify safety concerns, medication errors, new symptoms, undertreated chronic diseases, and social determinants of health. We then provide care based on short- and long-term needs to make an immediate difference in the patient’s quality of life,” said Matrix Clinical Care Clinician Kelly Skovira, DNP. “Having an in-house lab gives us diagnostic experts to call on in real-time and no transfer of patient information outside of Matrix. Additional screening capabilities will lead to better preventative care and diagnoses for many that would have otherwise gone undiagnosed and untreated.”

 

About Matrix Clinical Care

Matrix Medical Network has provided expert care and health services to millions of at-risk individuals where they live and work for more than 20 years. The organization’s network of approximately 5,000 clinicians meets individuals wherever they are to assess their health and safety, identify and close care gaps, and offer life-changing services that activate them to manage their own health.

Matrix Clinical Care provides in-home, on-site, and telehealth comprehensive assessments to evaluate health plan members’ health and risk factors, and identify chronic conditions, quality care gaps, and Social Determinant of Health barriers that may otherwise go unnoticed or undiagnosed. Matrix clinicians help members manage their risk factors, enjoy a better quality of care, and experience better health outcomes. Matrix has performed approximately five million member visits since 2011.

For more information, visit https://matrixmedicalnetwork.com/clinical-care/

*Matrix Medical Network is the registered trademark of Community Care Health Network, LLC.

 

[i] HEDIS stands for Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set. HEDIS is a comprehensive set of standardized performance measures designed to provide purchasers and consumers with the information they need for reliable comparison of health plan performance.

[ii] The Medicare Star Rating System measure the performance of Medicare Advantage and Part D plan by assessing their performance in five categories: staying healthy, managing chronic conditions, plan responsiveness and care, member complaints, and customer service.

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Matrix Medical Network Announces Newly Defined Lines of Business with a Strategic Focus on Bringing Expert Care to Individuals Where They Live and Work

Matrix Medical Network Announces Newly Defined Lines of Business with a Strategic Focus on Bringing Expert Care to Individuals Where They Live and Work

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2021 — Matrix Medical Network® (Matrix) today announced the evolution of its business into four distinct areas of focus to help address the country’s biggest health challenges. For more than 20 years, Matrix has met individuals where they live and work to assess health and safety, identify and close care gaps, and offer life-changing services that empower them to better manage their own health.  With deep roots in clinical assessment and care management services, a network of approximately 5,000 expert clinicians, and a fleet of state-of-the-art Mobile Health Clinics, Matrix was uniquely positioned to rapidly respond to the spread of COVID-19 and remains dedicated to keeping employees safely at work, especially those in America’s essential services industries. Today’s announcement represents a long-term strategic roadmap for Matrix recognizing new and unique health and safety needs in 2021 and beyond.

“COVID-19 caused healthcare companies to rapidly shift gears. The virus also shines a light on the deep-rooted healthcare disparities that leave many patients vulnerable,” said Matrix Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Keith Henthorne. “I am so proud of how the Matrix team was able to both adapt to new realities and sustain the mission we’ve had all along: providing expert care for everyone, everywhere.”

Matrix helps partners reach diverse, vulnerable, and high-risk populations through its team of skilled clinicians providing care via in-home visits, on-site support at medical facilities and workplaces, telehealth visits, and Mobile Health Clinics. Matrix works with partners to customize solutions and incorporate a range of clinical support services, counseling and education, environmental certification, testing and tracing – during the pandemic and beyond – via a mix of on-site and remote settings.

The newly defined business units are Clinical Care, Clinical Solutions, Clinical Trials and Clinical Labs.

  • Clinical Care:
    • Matrix provides in-home, on-site, and telehealth comprehensive assessments to evaluate health plan members’ health and risk factors, and identify chronic conditions, quality care gaps, and Social Determinant of Health barriers that may otherwise go unnoticed or undiagnosed. Matrix clinicians help members manage their risk factors, enjoy a better quality of care, and experience better health outcomes. Matrix has performed approximately five million member visits since 2011.
  • Clinical Solutions:
    • Matrix helps America’s workers stay healthy while maintaining businesses’ productivity and continuity by designing custom workplace health solutions including testing, tracing, and return to work services. In collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, Matrix developed a safety verified certification program to help businesses and organizations assess, address, verify, and monitor workplace safety to help individuals return safely and confidently to work.
  • Clinical Trials:
    • Matrix provides rapid and scalable decentralized trial solutions to reach hard to recruit and retain clinical trial participants across varying geographies and ethnicities, accelerate clinical trials, and maintain stringent quality and compliance. In the past six months Matrix clinicians have conducted more than 6,000 participant visits, partnered with more than 30 trial sites, and supported the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Clinical Labs:
    • In 2020, Matrix expanded its clinical diagnostic testing with a dedicated laboratory that is both certified under the Clinical Laboratory Amendments and accredited by the College of American Pathologists. The clinical diagnostic and testing services improve patient safety and quality of care, bringing needed preventative and diagnostic testing into homes and workplaces.

 

About Matrix Medical Network

Matrix Medical Network has provided expert care and health services to millions of at-risk individuals where they live and work for more than 20 years. The organization’s network of approximately 5,000 clinicians meets individuals wherever they are to assess their health and safety, identify and close care gaps, and offer life-changing services that activate them to manage their own health.

Matrix, in partnership with its expert clinical advisory panel, offers customizable solutions across four distinct lines of business via in-home visits, telehealth, on-site support at medical facilities and businesses, and Mobile Health Clinics:

  • Matrix Clinical Care helps seniors and other at-risk individuals enjoy a better quality of care, experience better health outcomes, and identify chronic conditions that may otherwise go undiagnosed.
  • Matrix Clinical Solutions helps keep workers healthy and businesses run productively by designing custom workplace health solutions and providing testing, tracing, and clinical care solutions. Matrix also offers a safety verified certification program developed in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic.
  • Matrix Clinical Trials provides rapid and scalable decentralized trial solutions to reach broad and diverse trial participant populations and improve the patient experience. Matrix adheres to the highest standards in quality, compliance, and data collection to accelerate trial completion timelines and support trial partners.
  • Matrix Clinical Labs is a CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory that provides state-of-the-art diagnostic services and clinical testing support.

For more information, visit www.matrixmedicalnetwork.com.

*Matrix Medical Network is the registered trademark of Community Care Health Network, LLC.

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Matrix Media Contact:

Elissa Johnsen
EJJ Communications, LLC on behalf of Matrix Medical Network
elissa.johnsen@matrixmedicalnetwork.com
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