Title: KinexCONNECT Overview
Dialogue: "Game changer. Revolutionary. The KinexCONNECT is a tablet-powered knee CPM device that uses technology and data to turn traditional rehab on its head. The KinexCONNECT is a cutting-edge therapy tool from the leader in CPM. It revolutionizes patient compliance and it can help you control costs as you face bundled payments. Now you can prescribe a customized, video-based, home exercise program that can reduce traditional PT by 5-8 sessions or $550 to $900 per case. Movement is the key to faster, better outcomes for total knee replacement patients. Regardless of the setting, patients need to move after surgery to avoid complications. CPM is the cheapest, safest, and most effective way to restore range of motion after surgery. As bundled payments shift more responsibility for outcomes and costs to providers you must achieve similar or better outcomes at lower costs. But with traditional rehab protocols, your payments will stay flat or even decrease. How can you achieve the same or better outcomes while reducing costly services? You can do both with KinexCONNECT. KinexCONNECT pairs conventional knee CPM with an Android tablet. The tablet controls the machine and collects, stores, and reports utilization data. It can help improve compliance, maintain outcomes, and decrease costs for total knee replacement patients. The user-friendly tablet features large buttons and intuitive commands that control the CPM with ease. Older patients will find it easier to use than a traditional remote control model. In the comfort of their own homes patients master diagnosis-specific, custom exercises. The built-in app includes preloaded instructional videos, daily progress tracking, built-in motivational tools. The result? Significant compliance improvements, reduced PT visits, and reduced costs. Meanwhile, Kinex becomes an extension of your practice. Important contact information is at patient's fingertips. While our Kinex technicians monitor individual patient progress in real time. We can even connect the tablet via voice-over IP allowing the patient to directly contact Kinex right from the tablet. Patients who struggle with therapy will receive timely interventions to help them get back on track. Using powerful data, we know when to intervene before it's too late. During the therapy period customized reporting also helps you monitor the progress of individual patients. You can receive automated progress notes and a variety of reports, graphs, and charts with data you want. And our preloaded outcome tools let us collect and report data not only to you but to hospitals, private insurance companies, and Medicare. After CPM therapy is complete, The KinexCONNECT lets us handle all the necessary Paperwork, right on the app. Reducing errors and improving the revenue cycle. KinexCONNECT is cutting-edge, data-driven, home-based care. Prescribing KinexCONNECT for your total knee replacement patients leads to improved utilization, similar or better outcomes, and reduced costs. KinexCONNECT changes the game. How can we help you fit KinexCONNECT into your total knee replacement treatment protocol?
What is KinexCONNECT?
KinexCONNECT is a total knee replacement rehabilitation or TKR rehabilitation system that uses real-time data to improve patient compliance, maintain clinical outcomes and decrease costs for total knee replacements. The KinexCONNECT pairs a traditional CPM machine with an Android tablet. The tablet controls the machine while it collects, stores and reports utilization and outcome data.
Our next-generation knee rehab system helps physicians stay connected with patients, allowing them to be discharged faster. Physicians will be more confident in their ability to meet or exceed pay-for-performance requirements under the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model.
KinexCONNECT offers the same or better outcomes as traditional PT. Pre-loaded custom instructional videos, illustrations and motivational tools improve patient accountability. Daily physician monitoring and interaction with the tablet helps eliminate unnecessary ER admissions.
Consistency and Convenience
The CJR model requires physicians to provide less costly, better-coordinated care. KinexCONNECT offers convenient, in-home care with daily electronic monitoring. It removes human error and discretion from the compliance equation.
Data & Cost Savings
Using data and interactive functionality, KinexCONNECT can dramatically reduce spending in the costly post-acute space. KinexConnect helps providers meet or exceed CJR benchmarks.
Benefits to Providers, Physicians, and Patients
Rehab Status Dashboard
CPM Control Screen
Comparable Results With Reduced Costs
Provider organizational leaders and high-volume orthopedic surgeons are keenly focused on mitigating episodic costs, while maintaining or improving clinical quality and improving patient satisfaction. Alternatives to traditional post-surgical rehabilitative care, like the KinexCONNECT (KCK), can help deliver on these goals.
For providers, payers, and systems engaged in value-based care contracts, investing in additional tools or resources may be cost-prohibitive. The KCK requires no upfront provider investment. After providers order the KCK, Kinex specialists process the paperwork digitally and collaborate with payers on pre-authorization. Once device approval is received and the patient is discharged, a Kinex technician delivers the KCK to the patient’s home. This individual configures, fits, and educates the patient about the KCK.
Throughout recovery, Kinex staff act as an extension of the provider practice or health system, monitoring patient progress, regimen compliance, and, when necessary, trigger timely intervention and support. After four to six weeks, a Kinex technician returns to collect the device from the recovering patient, who demonstrates clinically expected flexion and mobility. Removed from the administrative details of coordination and billing, payers and providers realize satisfied, healing, patients and reduced episodic costs.
The KCK immediately reduces the need for traditional PT (either home or outpatient), which results in a savings of $1,000 – $1,200 per case (net of KCK cost).
Following a TKA or TKR procedure, Insurance Providers can improve member satisfaction by allowing patients to rehab at home with KinexCONNECT(KCK). Using the KCK, the patient can achieve an equivalent outcome to outpatient physical therapy in the safety and comfort of their own home. Rehabilitation satisfaction improves when the patient is not required to negotiate the challenges of travel or schedule but can still achieve a high-level outcome. Furthermore, remote rehab with the KCK helps to minimize patient risk and exposure to COVID 19 in a busy PT clinic.
With length-of-stay declining, and more and more TKR’s being performed in an ASC setting, it is critical that patient activity is followed immediately after surgery to ensure a quality outcome. The KinexCONNECT(KCK) tracks the patient progress and provides daily interaction with the goal of avoiding complications and readmissions. The Kinex team has proudly identified and flagged DVT’s, pain control issues, bowel movement complications, and patient non-compliance before readmission was necessary.
KinexCONNECT rehabilitation platform provides a customized template for each referring physician. Physicians receive alerts on potential complications for DVT’s, pain control issues, bowel obstruction, as well as compliance to the rehab protocol. Surgeons receive real-time progress notes at the frequency of their choice to ensure a successful outcome
The KinexCONNECT rehabilitation platform sends alerts to the doctor or a designated employee when his/her patient is having a complication. The doctor, PA, or nurse can reach out to the patient to identify the problem and determine the best solution before a costly readmission occurs.
KinexCONNECT is a telerehabilitation platform that allows patients to safely rehab at home following a TKA or TKR procedure. Patients can achieve an equivalent outcome to traditional physical therapy at a much lower cost
Orthopedic surgeons and hospital leaders list improving patient satisfaction as a key short-term strategic objective. Telerehabilitation and connected devices like the KinexCONNECT promote standardized recovery protocols and reduce unnecessary care variation.
Additionally, surgeons report noting reactions of “surprise and delight” in patients who are presented with innovative solutions designed to help them recover more comfortably and efficiently. Being able to rehabilitate at home, regardless of pandemic concerns, creates significant improvement in patient satisfaction.
A 2020 Marwood Group report reveals that:
» 50-87% of respondents expect that having access to patient progress data would help reduce cost of care.
» 73-95% of respondents expect real-time reported outcomes would assist in prescribing recovery regimens.
The KCK improves overall patient satisfaction via convenient, high-touch customer service, and remote rehabilitation exercise video instruction. Additionally, patients recognize the KCK as a leading-edge technology solution. The surgeon and the health system may accrue “halo effect” benefits by being perceived as innovative and patient-centric.
The KinexCONNECT(KCK) collects, stores, and reports on utilization data to improve compliance, measure outcomes, and decrease overall episodic costs.
» Customized reporting helps providers monitor patient recovery. Preloaded outcome tools allow Kinex to collect and report data to providers, hospitals, private insurance companies, governmental payers, etc.
» When patients are not compliant or complication warning signs arise, the KCK monitoring, communication, and notification processes enable clinical interventions that reduce complications, including readmissions. Kinex staff provide a first point of contact to re-engage patients, reduce burden on clinical teams, and escalate as appropriate.
Full recovery from a Total Knee Replacement procedure takes a few months. The KinexCONNECT rehabilitation platform(KCK) helps to speed recovery by restoring normal range of motion, improving strength and functional mobility, and monitoring the patient to ensure a successful outcome. We believe that a connected, at-home recovery experience, without the typical travel challenges, is a more enjoyable one.
The KinexCONNECT is the newest form of telerehabilitation which has proven to achieve high-level outcomes at a much lower cost than traditional physical therapy. Patients can safely rehab at home and avoid being around a large volume of people at a physical therapy clinic.
The KinexCONNECT provides daily monitoring of each patient to ensure a successful outcome. If any issues arise, the doctor’s office is notified so that someone from the office can reach out to the patient and determine the right course of action.
The KinexCONNECT is a rehabilitation device that allows a patient to comfortably and successfully rehab in the home setting. The patient can avoid driving in bad weather, avoid potential COVID exposure, and feel confident that they will get an equivalent outcome to outpatient physical therapy.
The KinexCONNECT(KCK) offers patients the convenience of rehabilitation at home, improved connectivity with the surgeon, and equivalent outcomes to outpatient therapy. The KCK allows for 24/7 access to recovery technology, so individuals can engage in rehabilitation at a pace that is comfortable for them. Get the care you need with fewer challenges and costs associated with repeat clinic visits.