ABOUT US

Akeso drives better injured worker outcomes through a focus on the patient and a commitment to better partnership with the payor

Akeso is building an occupational medicine clinic group that is fundamentally different. Our investment group understands the complexities of workers’ compensation and sees true value in the benefits of outcomes driven quality care. We identify high performing doctors with likeminded goals of improving patient care, and bring them together under an organization that has the resources and experience to support quality care while reducing the friction that hurts the key constituents in our system: employers, payers, doctors an most importantly, the injured worker.

 

Payers and employers face new challenges in todays market. Occupational medicine has become a chaotic field where one player controls a disproportionate share of the market, and the rest of the industry remains fragmented and inefficient. We see a clear need for a new group that can fill key geographical needs with a reliable solution that drives down costs through an aggressive approach to treating workplace injuries and developing trust between provider and payer with systems that assure clean and accurate bills, guideline compliant treatment plans, and open and direct communications on complex claims. We understand that if we want this system to work better, we must commit to reducing the costs of managing claims and help our partners streamline their operations. 

 

Work comp should be about the patient - understanding what is truly needed to maximize their outcomes and working together to make sure the needed care is delivered in a quality setting by doctors who are motivated to get the injured workers back to work. We are bringing together experts from all sides of workers comp and casualty insurance to build an organization truly different that will remove doctor / insurance conflict and build a new level of trust needed to change how our industry partners to address the needs of injured workers.

Core Principles: Caring for the patient
while partnering with the payor

Care for the
Injured Worker: 

The workers’ comp system is failing injured workers. We are the frontline and have a responsibility to bring the focus back to caring for the injured worker, above all else.

 

We accomplish this by:

  • Recruiting and supporting the best clinical team in the industry
  • Creating a patient support / advocacy team that makes sure the injured worker does not get lost in the system
  • Technology-enabled outcome benchmarking to ensure patients remain on track to the best results

Partnership
with Payor:

Only 50% of the costs of WC goes to patient care. We see this as an opportunity to partner in a different way that reduces total system costs without sacrificing patient care.

 

We accomplish this by:

  • Leveraging innovation related to identification of patient-specific risk factors
  • Reducing system costs with more accurate billing and UR requests
  • Building strong customer service functions dedicated to helping payers manage their claims
  • Streamlining approvals to reduce patient stress and administrative costs

Our Mission: 

 To bring together experts from all sides of workers comp and casualty insurance to build an organization truly different that will remove doctor / insurance conflict and build a new level of trust needed to change how our industry partners to address the needs of injured workers.

How Akeso is changing Occupational Medicine

Patient centered engagement drives better outcomes

Injured workers can get lost in the workers compensation system. Our advocacy and support extends from the caring physician on through the team that makes sure the patient is engaged in the recover and getting what they need with minimal delays or disruption.

Aggressive adoption of technology streamlines workers compensation

Today’s claims operations need better partners in the provider space who can connect seamlessly and reduce delays and waste through better communication. Our Q/A solutions for billing and guideline compliance reduce friction in billing and approval processes and the appropriate care is delivered timely

Case management and care coordination keep all constituents aligned

Complex claims often require outside specialists and ancillary services that can be delivered through multiple vendors. As the primary care partner for the injured worker, we take an active role in making sure the patient doesn’t get lost in the system and is getting what they need to maximize recovery and minimize downtime.

What our clients say...

Akeso's clinics make it easy for our workforce to get to-notch treatment quickly and return to the job without the hassle of multiple visits to multiple locations  

Paul Zaghov

Human Resources Manager

Our expereince with Akeso could not be better. Our workers are happy with the care they receive for injuries on the job and we are happy they get back to the workorce quickly

Kimberly Casey

Office Manager

Our business experiences injuries on a weekly basis-since we switched to the Akeso system, our claims go through much smoother and our employees love the care

Jagdar Shamil

CEO