In-home COPD management program cuts 30-day acute-care readmissions
Jun 29, 2022
Thirty-day readmission rates were 12% for post-acute COPD participants in an at-home pulmonary rehab program, and 22% for those without the intervention, a new study finds.
10 years in, hospitals still pressured to reduce readmissions
Oct 29, 2021
Hospitals are facing unrelenting pressure to find post-acute care partners that can help manage readmissions, a decade into a program designed to improve patient care and save the Medicare system money.
Consulate COO: Here’s why I’m ‘OK with’ embracing home health as a full partner
Jul 28, 2021
The new chief operations officer of one of the nation’s largest nursing home chains is ready to throw the doors open to home health providers, citing collaboration as the best way to succeed and drive...
How hospital readmissions fell by 61% and clinical outcomes improved using value-based care
Mar 25, 2021
Implementing value-based care partnerships has led to significant improvements in resident clinical outcomes, hospital readmissions and reduced costs for long-term care providers who detailed their successes...
Discharge redesign: Training program translates to staff buy-in, lower rehospitalization rates
Feb 17, 2021
A program shown to improve resident discharge in nursing homes and cut readmissions works best when it is implemented gradually, according to a new study.
Curve Health announces $6M in seed funding, new CEO
Nov 04, 2020
Curve Health, creator of a platform combining telemedicine, smart billing, health information exchange,and predictive analytics for long-term care, has wrapped a $6 million seed-funding round led by Lightspeed...
Federal COPD program decreases 30-day hospital readmission but may increase mortality
Sep 13, 2020
A federal program meant to reduce 30-day readmissions among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease did just that — but mortality rates have increased since the intervention was implemented.
Best care transitions and readmission rates tied to post-discharge care support for 90 days
Mar 04, 2020
Clinician support for up to 90 days after a care transition lowers the odds of hospital readmission and leads to better medication continuity.
Readmissions? How to avoid admission at all
Oct 05, 2018
Skilled nursing facilities would be wise to keep its patients in their homes and out of the hospital completely. That’s why it was intriguing to hear of a new model for Medicare beneficiaries who reside...
Skilled care operators feeling the pinch. Or should we say, pinches?
Jul 02, 2018
“This is going to be the wave of the future.” If you happen to be a long-term care operator looking for words to live by, the above sentence is a pretty good choice.