As a medical caregiver or case manager, your career description is almost never cut and dry. Your day-to-day duties are often stressful and can change at a moment’s notice. Sometimes you may be helping prepare medications for a patient, and other times you are working on developing the best care plan for an individual.
Have you ever been to a hospital, perhaps as a patient or a family member, and felt overwhelmed, or lost in the vast complexities of the healthcare system? Anyone who first visits a hospital feels this way. Where is my doctor, nurse, or case manager? What are they doing? What’s going to happen? When are we getting out of here? Who’s in charge? Are they ignoring us? Do they even know we’re here?
HOME CARE SERVICES REDUCE HOSPITAL READMISSIONS
When it Comes to Readmission Reduction – Are You Working with the Right Home Care Provider?
Section 3025 of the Affordable Care Act added section 1886(q) to the Social Security Act created the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program This law requires CMS to reduce payments to IPPS hospitals with excess readmissions.