From left to right: Prepared Health CEO Ashish V. Shah led a panel at the recent Home Health Care News Summit with David Baiada, CEO, BAYADA Home Health Care; Rajesh Aggarwal, senior vice president, Jefferson Strategic Ventures & Innovation, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health; and Joe Kiernan, chief strategy officer, Ocean Healthcare.
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.
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.
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: