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Centralize Discharge Calls Continue to Produce Results

In October we reported that Orange Regional Medical Center awarded Nexus Health Resources two quality awards for assisting in reducing hospital readmission by more than 50%. Our partnership has remained strong and growing and we continue to refine our methodology and approach through the use of transitional care software platform, NexusConnexions. The combined effort between…
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Study Validates Significant Impact of Post Discharge Phone Calls on Readmissions

A recently released study in the current issue of Journal for Health Care Quality validates the impact that post discharge follow up phone calls from a centralized call center can have on hospital readmissions. The joint study between Ohio University, Texas A&M and the National Science Foundation analyzed hospital visits from 74,754 patient admissions. These…
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SNF Payment Exposure for Discharged Residents

Beginning in FY 2019, skilled nursing provider’s Medicare Part A rates will be reduced by 2% to fund SNF VBP “incentive” payments. The SNF‐PPS payments from 10/1/2018 ‐ 9/30/2019 will be adjusted based on the skilled nursing provider’s readmission performance for stays starting from January 1st of this year to 12/31/2017. As the first quarter…
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