Since its inception, IntraNerve Neuroscience (INN) has organically built our client list of physicians and healthcare facility partners based on ethical business conduct. INN and its officers, managers, employees, and contractors all strictly adhere to the INN Code of Ethical Business Conduct, Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law), False Claims Act (FCA), the Civil Monetary Penalties Law (CMPL), and the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS).
INN is not owned, directly or indirectly, by any physician in a position to refer patients to a healthcare facility or to other physicians. INN does not pay any compensation to any physician practicing at a healthcare facility or a physician in a position to refer to a healthcare facility, which payment may be construed or inferred to be compensation for referrals.
Additionally, we have comprehensive and compliant medical billing policy, protocols and follow all guidelines set forth by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Learn more at Office of Inspector General (Fraud/Abuse Laws).
IntraNerve Neuroscience is focused on performance improvement and dedicated to improving IONM and Neurotelemetry EEG care.
Because of this, we conduct Performance Improvement Audits on our patients and have quarterly meetings with each of our healthcare partners to go over the information we have collected. Criteria selected for the Performance Improvement process is reviewed, discussed, and agreed upon by IntraNerve Neuroscience leadership at least once annually. The focus for our facilities is on clinical operations with two Joint Commission standards in mind:
Following our Joint Commission accreditation in Ambulatory Care (Telehealth) in March 2010, INN implemented a Performance Improvement and Quality Assurance program, performing monthly case audits across the country. INN is dedicated to continually improving IONM patient care through our focus on performance improvement within the Clinical Operations of the company. We publish our QA reports quarterly and work regularly with our healthcare facility partners on ways to continuously improve our delivery of services.
INN maintains a comprehensive Information Management and Security program, constantly adapting to changes in technology while managing security risks as a national Telehealth provider. INN complies with OCR (Office for Civil Rights), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) regulations in regards to the management and handling of electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) by taking the necessary steps to ensure that all patient data created, received, transmitted, processed, and stored remains secure and confidential.
IntraNerve Neuroscience (INN) has been accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) in Ambulatory Care, Telehealth since 2010. We are proud to have been of the first national companies in neurodiagnostics to earn this high level of achievement.
The Joint Commission (TJC), a non-profit organization, validates healthcare organization’s performance, like providing a report card to the public. By having this golden standard, patients can have confidence in the healthcare organization’s quality and safety of care. TJC Accreditation requires participating healthcare organizations to have continuously updated plans, training, education, policies and procedures, objective performance measures and continuous improvement processes.
The Joint Commission addresses healthcare organization’s performance in specific areas and specifies requirements to ensure the best patient care is provided.
The areas that INN is evaluated on are: