The U.S. population is aging, an increasing number of patients suffer from more than one chronic condition, and Medicare spending on post-acute care is up. Depending on your market, it can be a competitive time to be in the post-acute care business. As part of the Prepared Health community, you now have access to all of the sub-acute providers in your region that are on the network. Here’s how to expand your network and become a preferred provider:
With the burgeoning aging population in America, the number of people living with chronic and complex medical conditions continues to rise. A higher disease burden translates to an in increase in hospitalizations as these seniors are at greater risk of developing acute illnesses. But what happens after the hospital stay?
Every year in the U.S, hundreds of thousands of people die fromterminal illnesses like cancer and advanced heart disease. Unfortunately, the vast majority of this demographic doesn’t enter hospice care until their final days, if they ever do at all. In order to understand why this is so, a cursory glance at what hospice care entails is necessary.