A Unique Transitional Care Program Designed Specifically to Reduce Readmissions
Four Seasons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 270-bed facility, has launched a Personal Concierge™ program to continue to support patients with their recuperation as they transition to home-based care. The goal of the Four Seasons Concierge Care program is to enhance patient recuperation, improve post-discharge health, and reduce the number of readmissions. Read More
Hospitalizations account for almost one-third of the total health care spending in the United States. A substantial portion of those hospitalizations are readmissions, which is why the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) was created by CMS. HRRP requires CMS to reduce payments to IPPS hospitals with excess readmissions, effective for discharges beginning on October 1, 2012. In 2016 alone, CMS withheld more than $500 million in payments under its readmission reduction program. It’s clear that it has never been more important for providers to emphasize compliance to reduce readmissions. Read More
WellCare of Nebraska, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), announced the launch of its unique Baby’s First text messaging program for new mothers that provides immediate access to baby and postpartum health and wellness information. According to a recent survey by Google, new and expecting parents perform twice as many Internet searches as non-parents. Due to this demand for information, this platform now provides resources directly to users when they need it most. Read More
Modern healthcare is shifting towards value-based reimbursement, and with that comes a focus on patient experience. Patient-centered care has become predominant in the past decade and is a focus for many providers. In fact, over 50% of healthcare officials have said that patient experience is either their top priority or amongst their top five priorities. To accomplish these goals, the healthcare industry has sought out creative and innovative tools for enhancement of the patient experience.