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NaphCare Secures a Long Term Contract to Provide Medical Support Services at the Federal Correctional Complex in Forrest City, Arkansas
BIRMINGHAM, AL — NaphCare, Inc., an independent partner to correctional facilities nationwide for innovative healthcare management and technology solutions, was recently selected by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to support the medical needs for inmates housed at the Federal Correctional Complex located in Forrest City, Arkansas (FCC Forrest City).
NaphCare has been providing health related services at the facility since 2012, and was re-awarded a comprehensive contract with the BOP that took effect on July 25, 2018.
The arrangement calls for NaphCare to maintain full responsibility to oversee all off-site care when an inmate’s health requires a hospital or doctor visit outside of the institution. This centers around using proven cost-saving strategies common in the private sector, including negotiating discounted rates at area hospitals, ensuring that only approved and medically necessary care is administered, and reviewing every medical claim for accurate billing and coding. In addition, the prison receives a full array of services that include network development and contracting, appointment scheduling, and a web-based medical records system to better manage inmate healthcare and costs. FCC Forrest City is one of 30 prisons nationwide where NaphCare provides similar health services.
FCC Forrest City is the first Federal Prison in the State of Arkansas. The complex is located about 50 miles west of Memphis, TN, and houses 1,900 male offenders committed by US District Courts. It consists of two prisons: a low security facility with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp, and a medium security institution.
“Since 2012, NaphCare has an excellent track record in improving the health of offenders at FCC Forrest City. Our experience in delivering quality care in a challenging prison environment is second-to-none, and we are looking forward to continuing our partnership with the BOP for the long term,” said Yolanda Walker, NaphCare’s Senior Vice President of Federal Prisons.
NaphCare exists to improve the lives of our patients by administering competent, caring healthcare solutions in an environment of respect and professionalism. We want to lead the correctional healthcare industry forward through the continuous development of our proactive, preventative approach to care delivery. To discover more of how NaphCare provides cost-efficient solutions, visit naphcare.com.
Release Date: 12/13/2018