Become an iPartner
Step 1: inquiry
Both the candidate organization and Senior Independence will mutually consider one another and determine eligibility in the iPartner program. The following are Senior Independence's criteria standards for candidate organizations who are considering participating in the iPartner program.
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Step 2: intention
Both Senior Independence and your organization sign a confidentiality agreement to allow for appropriate information sharing, planning and due diligence activities.
Senior Independence staff will meet with candidate organizations by phone or in person to review the iPartner program and terms. After this meeting, Senior Independence will share the iPartner agreement with the candidate organization.
iPartner Web Access: Once you have signed the confidentiality agreement, your organization has access to our iPartner website. As you progress through the steps of becoming an iPartner, your web page expands to include the tools you will need for each phase.
Step 3: input
Once the criteria are met and the confidentiality agreement is in place, the candidate organization works with Senor Independence to conduct the following assessments and analyses: - Internal Needs Analysis: This analysis will assist your organization in determining sufficient campus support for home health and hospice. - External Market Questionnaire: Assists in determining sufficient community receptivity for home health and hospice. - Human Resources Analysis: This information will be used in developing your organization’s five-year pro forma for home and community based services. - Information Systems Assessment: This assessment will determine what, if any, additional support your organization may need in accommodating clinical and billing systems.
These completed assessments and analyses will assist in the development of your individualized five-year pro forma providing your organization with investment guidelines.
Materials are available as a PDF or Word document so that your organization can easily download and upload analyses and assessments from your iPartner website.
Step 4: investment
The iPartner candidate pays an assessment fee per market per service (home care and hospice) for market feasibility and pro forma development.
We will work with you in developing a startup operations plan and a five-year pro forma, including investment guidelines.
Your five-year pro forma with investment guidelines and your market feasibility study will be available on your website as it is completed. Web access eliminates any delay in receiving your documents, and allows immediate feedback and discussion between your organization and Senior Independence.
Step 5: integration
The candidate will seek necessary approvals and financing from its organization. Senior Independence can provide support in educational materials, financial presentations and exhibits to assist your organization in developing board presentations.
Support is available on your website and will include: Power Point presentations, educational materials and other board communication support.
Step 6: implementation
- Both parties sign the contract and the iPartner pays the implementation fee(s).
- Senior Independence works with the iPartner on an implementation plan.
- Senior Independence assists with Medicare certification for home health and/or hospice.
- iPartner has complete access to Senior Independence brand logos, collateral materials and marketing programs.
- Once the iPartner has begun operations, management services begin.
- Ongoing management and licensing fee.
Web access now includes: - Manuals for all contracted services. - Senior Independence collateral materials and logos. - Training for clinical managers and sales personnel. - Calendar and message board with significant dates and information related to training schedules, re-certifications, etc.