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Home Health Playing Larger Role in Post Acute Care Transitions

Posted by Ken Accardi on Feb 7, 2014 7:38:00 PM

I read a great article on the Healthcare Intelligence Network website www.hin.com that shares a look at the realities of Post-Acute Partnerships that are reducing readmissions. The data comes from the Healthcare Intelligence Network's fourth comprehensive Reducing Hospital Readmissions Benchmark Survey:

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Here are a few highlights:

  • More than half of respondents claimed that developing post-acute partnerships with home health organizations is one of the three top ways healthcare professionals are seeking to reduce readmissions
  • Two-thirds (67%) of respondents cited Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) as their preferred post acute partner
  • Half (50%) said they were partnering with hospice organizations
  • Forty-two percent (42%) of those partnering with home health agencies are referring high-risk individuals most likely to be readmitted
There are other interesting nuggets in the article, entitled "3 Key Post-Acute Partnerships that Reduce Readmissions." 
In subsequent blog articles, we'll look for more data from the reducing hospital readmissions benchmark survey.
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