As patients are increasingly being discharged to their homes rather than to traditional post-acute care settings, home health care is becoming essential to the successful transition of patients out of the hospital. This indicates a need for better communication and coordination between visits and across settings to enable safer, more effective care. That need has only grown since the pandemic.
Reducing preventable readmissions is a necessity
The Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) model was designed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to give Medicare-certified home health organizations incentives to deliver high-quality and efficient care. It reinforces that the patient experience is central to the success of home health organizations.
With the value-based purchasing model, organizations must demonstrate continuous performance improvements relative to the cost of care to avoid penalties and maintain a threshold of excellence. Preventable readmissions can negatively impact this threshold, which is why reducing them is necessary for organizations to achieve success and a healthy bottom line.
Preventable readmissions are costly
Engagement is vital to business success and smart engagement strategies can impact patient satisfaction scores — and your bottom line. Without engagement, organizations can experience increased readmissions, which are costly. The good news is that many readmissions are preventable with the right technology.