A comprehensive Care Management plan ensures efficient, cost-effective care management across your entire acute and post-acute system by delivering the right care, at the right time, in the right venue, and at the right cost.
Gone are the days of reactive transition planning–without the safest, lowest and least restrictive level of care for the patient at top of mind. Care management practices must evolve once more. This translates to understanding the major cost drivers, as well as real-time reporting and monitoring for appropriate utilization and patient placement along the continuum of care. With our Care Management consulting services, healthcare executives can prepare their organizations, their leadership, and their care management models and staff for the New Day.
How many patients do you have on your long length-of-stay list? What is your system’s situation with bed capacity? Are your case managers triaging patients to any next level of care, in order to create capacity for new admissions? Are your care management models and staff positioned for the “New Day?”
Every healthcare executive should ask themselves these burning platform questions. Never before has there been a greater imperative to transform care management in order to decrease the costs of healthcare as spending continues to accelerate as a percentage of the gross national spend. MACRA, quality incentives and penalties, and Medicare Spending per Beneficiary are resulting in even more change for financially-sensitive providers.
Healthcare executives are facing a New Day. Length of stay is no longer the dominant metric. Bed turns will decrease and lengths of stay may increase to facilitate a patient discharge to home instead of to another costly post-acute setting. Patient throughput, patient occupancy, and discharge milestones are some of the changing metrics. The transformational changes needed require executive vision and leadership. That’s where GE Healthcare Partners can help.