THE EXPECTATION FOR CARE IS CHANGING
Our Comprehensive Laboratory Solution was created to equip facilities with a way to handle increasing pressures to retain patients and accept high acuity patients. We stay up to date on changing trends, and put in an emphasis on innovation and finding ways to better connect
laboratory to superior clinical results. This is how we think—making Laboratory smarter for the
good of patient health.
In 2018 73% of nursing homes received the penalty for poor return-to-acute numbers within 30 days of admission, and 27% got a bonus. In Texas it was worse--90% received the penalty. The math hasn't gotten better over time. Nursing Homes are under increased pressure to take high acuity patients, and the fact that they haven't been able to respond to the bonuses and incentives proves it. Ok, so reimbursements are rewarding RTA's. Why else should a SNF be interested? The simple answer is: hospitals are watching. See this from the American Healthtech's article, "How are Hospitals Measuring SNF Performance?": LTACs and IRFs, albeit with lower readmissions, are still pricey options. Home health, while attractive from a cost perspective, results in an eye-brow raising bounce back rate of nearly one in three. The door is wide open for SNFs. For those willing to attack readmissions and position quality benefits, there are attractive value: great care at a great price. Prove you can sustain...
Check out this article: Mandatory Bundled Payments are Coming. Is Your SNF Ready? Bundled payments are becoming mandatory for hospitals in 2023, and Nursing Homes need to pay attention. What this means is hospitals will be be under increased pressure to direct sicker patients to skilled nursing facilities. Is your clinical capability ready for this? Access to timely lab, including the ability to test for symptoms of conditions like Sepsis quickly and on-site will make your facility more equipped compete in this market. Nursing Homes have to adapt their model. Many of the methods of staffing and care have not changed for decades, and this will leave the less innovative facilities out in the cold as incentives move more to awarding the treatment of high acuity patients. Empowering, for example, your staff and having greater engagement with and expanded clinical testing tools for your doctors in the facility will allow staff to handle changes in condition, reduce readmissions, and,...
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