For Senior Care
Providing quality care to a growing senior population presents challenges of scale, cost, and logistics for many senior care facility operators. CMS has announced the implementation of Value Based Purchasing in response to the inefficiencies of preventable hospital readmissions. These medically unnecessary events cost Medicare billions of dollars, and represent increased risk and liability for SNF operators.
Medical transport, by EMS or other means, is a disruptive experience for residents, family members, staff, and places undue burden on hospital emergency departments when those transports could have been avoided by timely intervention of licensed physicians at the resident’s bedside. While all skilled nursing facilities have protocols to evaluate a change of condition, many are without physician support during non-standard hours. This places the operator in the precarious position to accept the liability of failing to transport, or transporting far more often than is wise, or medically necessary.
Visio Health offers telemedicine solutions to the readmission problem by bringing the physician into the resident’s room to make the call. Through our relationship with readmission management groups, physician networks, and technology vendors, Visio Health can address the problem in a way that improves the quality of care, while saving you money.