A key element of discharge planning - the selection of the next site of care - is more important and more complex than ever before, due in large part to the advent of the BPCI program and the episodic approach to care. Once the realm of laminated checklists, frayed brochures and quick conversations, hospitals are now finding technology to be a powerful tool to assist them in the selection of an appropriate next site of care.
Remedy Partners’ 2017 National Innovation Collaborative:
The Year’s Largest Gathering of Professionals Dedicated to Bundled Payments
Remedy Partners November 13, 2017
This year’s largest gathering of bundled payment operators will convene at Remedy Partners’ Fourth Annual National Innovation Collaborative in Atlanta, GA on November 16 -17. The conference, open to Remedy Partners’ clients and collaborators, is expected to garner more than 350 attendees. It will balance presentations from industry thought leaders with those of professionals working in bundled payment programs on a daily basis.
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Remedy Partners Announces that One Hundred Percent of its Hospital Partners Achieve Positive Net Payment Reconciliation Amount (NPRA) in Bundled Payment Initiative
Medicare’s voluntary BPCI program’s financial results reveal positive NPRA for 100 percent of Remedy Partners’ engaged hospitals and 81 percent of its partner clients
Sheetal Shah, Director of Interoperability at
Sheetal is responsible for projects related to partner integration and data exchange. Prior to Remedy Partners, she spent five years at the US Department of Health and Human Services with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Her experience in health IT includes two years in Ethiopia leading the implementation of an administrative and clinical IT system at a university health center. She has an MPH degree in Health Policy from George Washington University and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.
The two orthopaedic faculty presenting at Remedy’s October 2015 Innovation Collaborative are successful participants in BPCI’s total joint replacement (TJR) bundle. Rob Krushell MD, from New England Orthopedic Surgeons and Medical Director for Hip and Knee Replacement at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA has been working in bundled payments since 2011, first with a commercial health plan and then as a BPCI participant. Jeff Malumed MD, Chair of Orthopaedics at Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park, PA, and President of Premier Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Associates, has participated in the BPCI program as an Episode Initiator with Remedy Partners as Convener since July 2015.
SNF Readmission and Mortality Risk Versus Discharges to Home
Co-Authored by Steve Wiggins, Brittain Brantley, Mary Dittrich, MD, Marina Burke, NP, Win Whitcomb, MD
Evidence is growing that patients fare comparatively well when choosing to go home after a hospitalization, versus being admitted to a post acute facility. Patients discharged to
their homes have readmission and mortality risk that is equivalent and possibly lower than patients with similar conditions who are discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) or other post acute facilities. Remedy’s own research, as well as studies published by the American Heart Association and the American Journal of Medicine, provides encouraging evidence to support discharges to home for challenging patients.