Posts Tagged ‘preventable readmissions’

Infographic: Optimizing Post-Acute Care

October 17th, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

Seventy-five percent of hospital readmissions are preventable—more than $17 billion annually is wasted due to readmissions within 30 days, according to a new infographic by CareCentrix.

The infographic lists four keys to success in improving post-acute care and reducing readmissions.

Medicare’s proposed payment rates and quality programs for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for 2017 and beyond solidify post-acute care’s (PAC) partnership in the transformation of healthcare delivery. Subsequent to the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act), forward-thinking PAC organizations realized the need to rethink patient care—not just in their own facilities but as patients move from hospital to SNF, home health or rehabilitation facility.

Post-Acute Care Trends: Cross-Setting Collaborations to Align Clinical Standards and Provider Demands examines a collaboration between the first URAC-accredited clinically integrated network in the country and one of its partnering PAC providers to map out and enhance a patient’s journey through the network continuum—drilling down to improve the quality of the transition from acute to post-acute care.

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Infographic: How Case Managers Help Patients Navigate the Healthcare Maze

October 8th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Case managers can help patients understand their health status, care and treatment options and the importance of such treatments.

Furthermore, 44 percent of board-certified case managers say helping patients navigate the healthcare system is an important role. This infographic also provides a look at the healthcare experience with and without a case manager, including how chronic disease care and preventable readmissions are affected.

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