Here’s How Northwestern Medicine Earned $700,000 in Bundled Payment Reimbursements

Posted on May 7, 2019 2:36:14 PM by Monica Ginsburg in bundled payments, in Hospital

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. 

Continue Reading →

How to Use Data to Become a Preferred Provider

Posted on May 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM by Liesl Petersen in Post-Acute, in bundled payments, in Hospital, in Business of Post-Acute

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.

Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Improve Bundled Payment Care Management

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM by Erin Karam in Hospitals, in Case Management, in BPCI

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.

Continue Reading →

Philadelphia Business Journal: Jefferson, Prepared Health Form Digital Health Partnership to Track Post-Acute Care

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 9:57:29 AM by Prepared Health in News

Jefferson Health, a 14-hospital system in Philadelphia and New Jersey with $5 billion in revenue, named Prepared Health its digital technology partner. 

Continue Reading →

David Bean Joins Prepared Health as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, a New Position for the Company

Posted on Apr 21, 2019 12:00:00 PM by Prepared Health in Our People

Healthcare industry veteran will accelerate national sales, forge new industry partnerships

Continue Reading →

Jefferson Health Announces Partnership with Prepared Health to Coordinate Care Transitions from Hospital to Home

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 6:40:04 AM by Prepared Health in News, in Press Release, in Hospital

Collaboration supports Jefferson Health CEO Stephen K. Klasko’s vision of transforming Philadelphia and New Jersey regions into “model of innovation” for the rest of the country

Continue Reading →

Earn Preferred Provider Status: 6 Tips

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 5:00:00 PM by Denise Paykos, BSN, APN in Post-Acute, in Home, in Business of Post-Acute

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:

Continue Reading →

Join Prepared Health at CMSA Chicago and Post-Event Happy Hour

Posted on Apr 3, 2019 9:14:02 AM by Prepared Health in Events, in Case Management

We'll be at CMSA Chicago's 26th Annual Conference on April 11th to discuss coordinating care, streamlining referrals and connecting care teams. We're looking forward to meeting you.

And please join us for Happy Hour following the conference:

Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Suites

10 Drury Lane, Oak Brook Terrace

April 11, 5-7 pm 

Enjoy complimentary food and drinks while networking with peers and industry leaders.  RSVP today at:

About Prepared Health:  Our digital platform is revolutionizing post-acute care by streamlining the referral process, simplifying case management, reducing readmission rates, and improving the patient experience. The enTouch network helps hospital case managers, post-acute providers, home health agencies and family caregivers stay connected in real-time.

Continue Reading →

Join Prepared Health at ACMA National in Seattle

Posted on Apr 3, 2019 9:13:32 AM by Prepared Health in Events, in Case Management

Our team is heading to Seattle April 13-17 for the 2019 ACMA National Conference. We're looking forward to meeting you. Prepared Health's digital platform, enTouch, is revolutionizing post-acute care by streamlining the referral process, simplifying case management, reducing readmission rates, and improving the patient experience. enTouch allows everyone from hospital case managers to home health and family caregivers to stay connected in real-time.

Continue Reading →

How to Manage Bundled Payments? Build a Better Post-Acute Care Network

Posted on Mar 12, 2019 4:15:40 PM by Tim Coulter in Case Management

Hospitals historically have had little responsibility for the post-acute care that follows a patient's hospital stay. In fact, 93 percent of healthcare organizations don’t have a fully coordinated care plan as patients move between inpatient, post-acute and home settings, according to a New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst report. Here's why that needs to change.

Continue Reading →