What is Skilled Nursing Management?
Skilled Nursing Care is for those who need ongoing long-term nursing care or for those who need short-term concentrated rehabilitation while recovering from surgery or an illness. Often times, these patients require re-hospitalization and must be sent back to the hospital for additional care. CMS has instituted a Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program that measures 30-Day Readmissions rates to determine prospective payments for skilled nursing facilities. With this in mind, facilities are looking for effective ways to reduce readmissions, and telehealth has been shown to help achieve these results.
Transition from the hospital to home is complicated, and for those who go to a SNF, we are adding another set of doctors and nurses with new instructions. Good communication between the SNF clinicians, the patient's community doctors and the patient and caregiver are key.
InTouch Skilled Nursing Management Solution
Our skilled nursing management telehealth solution provides a combination of medical devices for two-way communication and access to documentation through electronic health records, along with a proven clinical workflow to create continuity of care for patients and providers. By leveraging the InTouch Health Network, hospitals and health systems can easily connect their providers to skilled nursing facilities throughout their geography, to ensure access to specialists and routine care are delivered in a timely and effective fashion.
Results / Benefits
Telehealth has been shown to be a cost-effective practice based on savings gained from reduced readmissions. InTouch Customers have experienced between five and 10 percent reduction in readmissions in less than one year after implementing telehealth services.
- Better Continuity
- Faster Care
- Less Disruption
- Reduced Costs Of Care
- Fewer Readmissions
- High Patient Satisfaction
- Better ED Throughput
- Gap Coverage
- More Timely Intervention
- Improved Continuity Of Care
- Fewer Transfers Back To Acute Care
- Access To Specialists When Needed
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