Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions and Costs with Post-Acute Care

Nearly 1/3 of the total $2 trillion spent on health care in the United States is made up of hospitalizations. In most cases the hospitalizations are necessary and appropriate, however the data shows us that many are costly, potentially harmful, and often avoidable. The end result: a negative impact on quality, cost, patient experience, and overall outcomes.

Successfully transitioning patients out of post-acute care can be an imposing ordeal, but it is crucial for reducing avoidable hospital readmissions. A successful patient transition can be achieved through the integration of services, including care management, as well as the use of data analytics, selection of high-performing providers for post-acute care, transitions coaching, a care management team with a single point of contact for the patient, and a technology platform that encourages communication and cooperation among the patient, caregiver, and providers. With this combination, people, processes, and technology can collaborate so patients are able to heal in a supportive, cost-effective, home-based setting.

Download the whitepaper as we explore this process and the gaps in care across the post-acute continuum. You will learn how an integrated approach helped clients achieve:

  • 16-22% reduction in readmissions/1000
  • 16-23% reduction in SNF utilization days/1000
  • 15-31%% reduction in IRF utilization days/1000
  • Net savings of $9-$13 PMPM