Amedisys has been steadily expanding their breadth of care into markets across the continuum. Part of the company’s strategy of adding personal care services to improve care involves enhancing overall capabilities through new technologies. In 2016 Amedisys announced it would partner with Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) to help achieve this goal.
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.
The partnership between NHIA and SHP supports the association’s longstanding Data Initiative effort created to collect and report patient outcomes data in a standardized manner and to provide the industry with the tools needed to establish national benchmarks for home infusion quality. Utilizing its web-based, automated, real-time data solution for home infusion pharmacies, SHP will work with NHIA to collect, aggregate, and report data from any eligible provider that can be used to establish future national standards for the field.
Republished with permission from Decision Health. Article originally published on Home Health Line October 16, 2016. Whether they’re discussing QAPI, 5-star ratings or rehospitalization rates in general, more and more agencies are showcasing their quality of care when they market to referral sources, a new HHL survey shows.
Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) has released a new first-in-class comprehensive Hospice Scorecard Report suite. As hospice providers and their referral sources continue their focus on quality and with the upcoming public reporting of hospice scores, the need for real-time data increases. SHP’s Scorecard suite will enhance hospice customers’ capability to measure, manage and report on quality metrics.
Home Health Care News publishes: How Home Health Can Win the Readmissions Numbers Game, using SHP's data & insights gained from recent webinar presented by SHP.
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.
"We developed the new Scorecard Report Suite so that our customers can make better business decisions and improve their performance more quickly," said Rob Paulsson, President of SHP.
Republished with permission from Decision Health. Article originally published on Home Health Line January 11, 2016. The list of quality measures for home health CMS may ultimately use to help determine payments to agencies just grew six measures longer.
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.
By configuring our product in the new ICD-10 coding environment, we hope that our customers can continue to deliver the best clinical outcomes and get properly reimbursed for their hard work.
Home Health Line publishes article using SHP's new survey results from 15,000 surveys and over 1,000 providers.
Home Health Line publishes article using SHP preliminary CAHPS® Hospice data.
Home Health Line publishes article using SHP's Hospice HIS data
The interface will soon provide a similar seamless transmission of patient information used by SHP to survey families about their satisfaction with the hospice and bereavement services they received.