Post-acute care is a vital component of a patient’s healthcare journey. Between 2008 and 2013, the number of Medicare patients transitioning from hospitals into post-acute care increased by nearly 5 percent. The importance of post-acute providers, who are responsible for helping patients safely return to their normal lives after a hospital stay, increases as healthcare continues its shift from payment-centered to patient-centered care. We took a closer look at some of the biggest trends impacting post-acute care today, and what these changes mean for providers in this.
In healthcare, the highest utilizers— comprised of just the top 1% of patients—represent nearly one-quarter of all healthcare spending, according to a 2012 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality study. With healthcare spending at an all-time high, everyone can agree that reducing these costs is a must. But, these “frequent fliers” or super-utilizers, often fly under the radar, making it difficult to identify, intervene and coordinate their care, all of which are steps necessary for improvement.
You or someone in your family most likely has experienced dealing with too many healthcare providers at once; whether it's a child getting injured while on the road for an away soccer game; trying to manage going to the right ER while you're in an ambulance with EKG leads being placed on you; or just regularly dealing with a patchwork of multiple specialty healthcare providers in addition to a primary care physician.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their ACO performance results for both MSSP and Pioneer programs on August 25. These trailblazing provider organizations are bravely taking responsibility for the quality, cost and care of elderly and disabled Americans insured by Medicare.
Welcome back to our Four Questions Blog Series! PatientPing sat down with Ann Marks of Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization to learn more about how her team is using PatientPing to further their care coordination efforts. DVACO is comprised of more than 670 primary care physicians and over 107,000 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.
We’re back with another installation of our Four Questions Blog Series. We sat down with Shay Raleigh of Great Lakes OSC to learn more about how the GLOSC team is using PatientPing to further their coordination efforts. Great Lakes OSC is comprised of 64 primary care physicians and 198 specialists in Michigan. Their mission is to drive superior patient experience and healthy outcomes through the delivery of effective and efficient care. In 2017, Great Lakes OSC will be joining Aledade's primary care physician-led NextGen ACO, which is aimed at delivering high quality patient care through better care coordination.
Welcome back to our Four Questions Blog Series! We sat down with Adrianne Seiler, MD, to chat about how Pioneer Valley Accountable Care is using PatientPing to help facilitate better care coordination. PVAC, located in western Massachusetts, participates in Medicare’s Next Generation Accountable Care Model (NGACO), a population-based payment initiative that aims to improve quality of care among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries through care coordination and disease management.
Health care interoperability is defined as the “ability for different information technology systems and software applications to communicate, exchange data, and use the information that has been exchanged.”[i]
At PatientPing, interoperability is at the core of what we do. Our mission is to help transform our country's health care system by empowering providers to more seamlessly coordinate care with one another. We do this by providing real-time notifications to providers when their patients receive care anywhere.
Welcome to the PatientPing blog! We are kicking things off with a blog series called Four Questions, in which we conduct mini-interviews with our user champions to show how they’re using the tool to achieve better interoperability and patient care coordination. We sat down with Gene Farber, COO of Reliance ACO in Michigan, to see how they are using PatientPing to help manage their patient population.