Private-duty home care providers across the country are celebrating the recent announcement that Medicare Advantage plans will cover non-skilled home care services starting next year. The change will be available to the 21 million seniors who have opted in to the Medicare Advantage plans and is an important step in helping the rapidly growing senior population age safely in their own homes.
As rehabilitation, home health, and private care organizations expand their footprints and focus on service delivery, enterprise level visibility, control, and workflow flexibility become critical. These seemingly competing needs have led to many of these organizations turning towards centralized models for intake. When such a model is implemented, referrals from a single region, or from the entire country, can be managed and distributed by a singular office — essentially a hub for all referrals sent to your health system and affiliates. As is quickly becoming evident, managing transitions in this way produces a multitude of benefits:
PreparedHealth expands advisory board with care transitions expert, Mary Naylor, to accelerate impact of enTouch and DINA
Radford Green, on the Sedgebrook Campus in Lincolnshire, is now on enTouch! Check out their profile to add them as a trusted partner or read more below about their facility and the geographies they serve.
Home care - unskilled personal care or private duty - is fast becoming one of the most needed long-term healthcare services in the US. Our elderly population is growing quickly and will likely double by 2060, putting seniors at close to a quarter of the population. While not a surprise, there will also likely be a reduced availability of family caregivers to help manage and provide care for their aging loved ones. More people are now dependent on professional caregiving to maintain a normal and healthy standard of living. To understand just how important this is, it’s necessary to know what home care entails and how it’s beneficial to the wellbeing of seniors.
Skilled nursing facilities across the country are feeling the pressure to stand out amongst a crowded marketplace while also driving results for upstream partners.
Join Travis Woyner, Director of Outcomes at PreparedHealth, as he reviews how SNFs are currently using the enTouch platform and the benefits they're seeing.
The Data Gap: Sharing Information
As healthcare providers strive to navigate patients safely across the care continuum, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and other post-acute care providers need effective processes for sharing information and tracking data regarding care transitions, patient statuses, and clinical outcomes. This need is especially heightened in an era of bundled payments and value-based purchasing where delivery of high quality and cost-efficient care is of utmost importance.
enTouch is expanding quickly across the country and we're excited to see the growth happening in our own city. Check out the article that ChicagoInno posted about our roll out in Chicago and what's next for enTouch.
Our CEO, Ashish V. Shah, got the opportunity to join Chicago Founders TV on their Opening Acts segment. Watch to hear more about our story and what drives us.
The care a patient receives after leaving the four walls of a hospital can be just as crucial to the success of the patient's recovery - leaving the health system at risk to rely on their partners to lower readmissions. On Becker's Health IT and CIO Review, our COO, Tim Coulter, breaks down how hospitals can make informed decisions to boost their preferred post-acute network, ultimately improving finances with increasing cost savings through the bundled payment model and reducing readmission penalties.