The good news: people are living longer than ever. The bad news: the infrastructure to help seniors age safely in their desired care setting--the home--is severely lacking.
Colleen Morley on backing her team, coaching family caregivers, treating social determinants, and increasing patient education.
Our team is heading to Las Vegas June 10 for CMSA's Annual Conference and Expo. We're looking forward to meeting you. Prepared Health is revolutionizing post-acute care by streamlining the referral process, simplifying case management, reducing readmission rates, and improving the patient experience.
"We need more people to adopt a never-discharge mindset. The caring never stops for the family or the individual so it shouldn’t stop for the institution."
Jefferson Health — a 14-hospital system with more than $5 billion in revenue — is turning to a social media-inspired technology platform to fill communication gaps with its home health partners.
Three years ago, Northwestern Medicine's hospital in Crystal Lake, Illinois, was paying penalties averaging $300,000 a year to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. One challenge: preventing its bundled payment patients from making a U-turn back into the hospital.
When hospitals select preferred providers, they often rely on skilled nursing facilities or home health agencies that they’ve built relationships with and trust. Providers may be friends or long-time partners. Or, they might bring in lunch or treats for hospital staff. All too often the referral flow is based on doughnuts and not data. But in a value-based care environment, data matters.
If you manage bundled payment programs, there’s a good chance you also manage something else: the financial penalties that come with exceeding parameters set for episodes of care.
Jefferson Health, a 14-hospital system in Philadelphia and New Jersey with $5 billion in revenue, named Prepared Health its digital technology partner.