Research has demonstrated enhanced technology can improve communication between patients, families and care providers, improve motivation, and has the potential to effect better outcomes and higher levels of patient satisfaction.
EM/HM Integration, Improved Communication Drops Hospital Readmission Rates by 55 Percent
Envision Physician Services
October 24, 2019
Integrating emergency medicine (EM) and hospital medicine (HM) services promotes collaboration and engagement between disciplines. Within an integrated EM/HM model, EM clinicians and hospitalists share accountability for streamlining admissions processes and achieving lower average length of stay, reduced readmissions and improved patient experience.
At one Central California hospital, readmission rates exceeded the CMS Quality benchmark stipulated by the Affordable Care Act, resulting in a near 1.5 million dollar potential revenue loss from Medicare reimbursements in 2017. This facility sought the help of Envision Physician Services to address the source of these excessive readmission rates and create a solution to avoid Medicare penalties.
With Envision’s integrated EM/HM care model, the hospital reduced its 30-day readmission rate from 11.69 percent to 5.21 percent, ultimately avoiding 1.5 million dollars in revenue loss from Medicare reimbursements and creating a more patient-centric care model.
Charge Capture: Is it the Weak Link in Your Revenue Cycle?
October 21, 2019
The lack of a robust charge-capture program can have a significant impact on your bottom line. Many organizations neglect to focus on this aspect of the coding and billing process because claims are being submitted and paid. But overlooking missed, incorrect, and inconsistent charges is akin to leaving money on the table.
Read this whitepaper to determine the obstacles to successful charge capture, assess the strength of your charge capture program, and learn best practices for appropriately capturing all the charges for the services you’ve provided.
ED Optimization: Avoid Unnecessary Utilization, Reduce Costs, and Transform Patient Care
October 21, 2019
Annual emergency department (ED) visits in the US reached 145.6 million in 2016, a 20 percent increase in just ten years. By addressing utilization rates and optimizing workflows, emergency departments can increase throughput, improve efficiency, and avoid preventable visits and admissions—ultimately saving on care costs and increasing revenue while providing better quality care.
Learn how providers across the country are reducing ED utilization up to 81 percent by:
Coordinating with behavioral health programs to reduce ED utilization by behavioral health patients
Redirecting low-acuity 911 calls to more appropriate providers
Collaborating care for patients with SUD and tracking opioid misuse