Home health care has become an increasingly viable option for individuals seeking post acute care in their own homes, and the selection of home care as the next site of care when appropriate can contribute to success in a bundled payment program. Because there are nuances to the use of home health services in a bundled payment program, Remedy Partners convened two events to address the intersection of the BPCI program and home health services in Florida: the first-ever Home Health Town Hall and a BPCI & HH Symposium.
The Home Health Town Hall was co-hosted in Clearwater by OrthoCare FL and Remedy’s local field team. It provided home health agencies with an overview of the bundled payment program, an introduction to Remedy’s orthopedic home health guidelines and workflow processes within this program. The Town Hall also covered the development of performance networks and reporting metrics, all with the goal of better serving patients by providing better outcomes and lowering readmissions.
The Bundled Payment for Care Improvement and Home Health Symposium held in Bradenton, FL was hosted by TeamHealth, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and Remedy Partners. Attendees included physicians, therapists (PT, OT, ST), nurses, case managers, and administrators from acute hospitals, area nursing homes, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and home health agencies.
Andrew Faber, MD, Facility Medical Director for TeamHealth Hospital Medicine, Bud Langham, PT, MBA, COS-C, Chief Clinical Officer for Encompass Home Health & Hospice and Luann Tribus, PT, MBA, Director of Rehabilitation for Remedy Partners were the featured speakers.
Luann Tribus said “we're excited to gather frontline clinicians and administrators to explore the opportunities for home care within BPCI programs. Home Health is a large part of efficiently and safely transitioning patients to the quiet and comfort of their own homes to continue their recovery. Remedy's first Home Health Town Hall and the BPCI and Home Health Symposium are a crucial step in further incorporating home health into bundled programs in Florida.”