Infographic: The Broken Healthcare Referral System

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Across the healthcare industry, it is generally agreed that in-network care coordination is important. However, with 19.7 million clinically inappropriate network referrals occurring each year, contradictions in referral behavior remain a concern, according to a new infographic by Evariant.

The infographic pinpoints shortcomings of the current healthcare referral system and highlights opportunities to solve these obstacles.

The release of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ care coordination toolkit provides further evidence that care coordination is an integral part of the current healthcare delivery landscape. Whether part of the primary care office, emergency department or health plan, care coordinators are having a positive impact on both the clinical and financial outcomes for healthcare organizations.

2019 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Coordination is a comprehensive analysis by the Healthcare Intelligence Network of care coordination settings, strategies, targeted populations, supporting technologies, results and ROI, based on responses from over 75 healthcare organizations to the May 2019 Care Coordination survey.

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