It's All About the Flow
Recorded On: 04/24/2019
Every person’s care pathway at the end of life is unique. However, there are definite patterns that demonstrate that opportunities to access hospice care are often missed as death approaches.
Hospices should examine their relationships to “upstream” providers that influence the care pathways chosen for their patients. Often hospices can help these providers do a better job meeting the needs of their patients, while making the healthcare system more productive. Hospices can assist other post-acute providers in eliminating unnecessary re-hospitalizations. Eliminating unnecessary hospital stays can dramatically impact length of stay for hospice patients.
The impact of the proposed Medicare Advantage “carve-in” will test a hospice’s willingness to adapt and collaborate with other providers to help manage care pathways at the end of life. The care pathway does not end with admission to hospice. Patient flows between hospice settings and levels of care show the importance of responding to changes in patient needs during their hospice stays.
Topics covered in this webinar include:
- Care pathways during six months prior to hospice admission
- Impacts of eliminating unnecessary hospitalizations
- Penalties for excessive readmissions
- Care pathways following admission to hospice
Jay Cushman, MBA, MS
President & Founder, HealthPivots
A consultant in the healthcare field for the past 40 years, Jay Cushman has deep expertise in the post-acute sector. Since 1985, Jay has provided management consulting and health planning services as well as expert testimony on the planning and regulation of health services. Jay was an early adopter of planning and analytics, developing custom software to exploit extensive health databases. Jay’s unique way of visualizing data is focused on following the care trajectories of patients within a complex healthcare network. He uses this skill to build data tools that identify the pivot-points where care management decisions can optimize leverage over costs and outcomes.
Jay is passionate about enabling health care organizations to make data-driven decisions by making complex data accessible and understandable. Jay founded HealthPivots in order to put interactive and actionable data tools in the hands of decision makers within the healthcare sector.
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