Partnering with Home Health Agencies – Real-time data analytics is essential

4/11/2018 12:00:00 AM In the Press
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) penalizes hospitals for Medicare readmissions. Hospitals have difficulty tracking and managing patients after discharge. At Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP), we look at millions of records each year from the Home Health Agency Outcome Assessment Information Set (OASIS) to correlate the patient characteristics that led to a transfer or discharge to an acute care hospital (readmission). With CMS incentives increasingly directed at reducing readmission rates, hospitals can maximize their Medicare reimbursement by selecting a post-acute care (PAC) home health care provider that uses actionable, real-time analytics.

Amedisys uses SHP benchmark data in pilot program to lower readmissions, empower patients

2/2/2017 12:00:00 AM Home Health,In the Press
After seeing promising preliminary results, our customer Amedisys is expanding a pilot program that aims to lower overall costs through fewer readmissions. The outcomes from the pilot and future results from the program will be evaluated against Strategic Healthcare Programs' (SHP) benchmark data on 3 metrics: hospital readmission rates, functional status of the patient and shortness of breath.

Shout out to SHP in the latest Home Health Line issue

2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM In the Press
In the latest issue of Home Health Line (1/18/2016), Lynette Godhard, director of clinical operations, chief privacy and organizational integrity officer for Adventist Home Health in Silver Spring, Md., discusses the agency plans for this year.