What We Do
As a post-acute care provider to 2,200 hospitals and more than 61,900 physicians nationwide, Amedisys works to help hospitals reduce preventable readmissions. Our expertise includes:
Hospital-to-Home Care Transitions
The transition of care after hospital discharge can be one of the most high-risk times for a patient. Amedisys implemented the industry's first nationwide care transitions program to provide community-based health support and reduce risk during this crucial time.
Chronic Care Management
Improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs starts with managing high-risk patients with multiple chronic conditions. Our chronic care programs coach patient compliance and help avoid complications.
Evidence-Based Post-Acute Care
We implement best-practice clinical protocols for care transitions, medication management, disease management and more, based on both third-party research and our own post-acute innovation.
Readmission Tracking & Audits
Our detailed reporting on patient outcomes enable an effective collaboration around readmission reduction.
Case Study: Reducing Heart Failure Readmissions by 13 Percentage Points in One Year
Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) is a 226-bed, full-service healthcare facility with a 22-member medical staff representing more than 40 specialties. With the enactment of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and a heightened focus on reducing avoidable readmissions, MVH was prudent in preparing to tackle its heart failure readmission rate, which in 2010 was 27% - nearly three percentage points higher than the national average. The hospital turned to its post-acute care partners including Amedisys Home Health Care, Havencrest (a skilled nursing facility) and Residence at the Hilltop (a personal care home).
Integrating with post-acute care providers was mission critical. MVH realized that in order to ensure patients were following their care plan, connecting with their primary care physician, reconciling their medications and sticking to their diet, a care team needed to follow the patients home with skilled clinical care.
As a result, the MVH collaborative was able to reduce its heart failure readmissions rate from 27% to 14% in one year.
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Readmissions 13 Points in One Year »
Amedisys’ home health care transitions model integrates with hospitals - without changing your operating model - to help bridge the transition from hospital to home and avoid preventable readmissions.
Advanced home health care providers are well equipped to partner with hospitals to deliver the high-value coordinated health care coordination that the Affordable Care Act requires.
A study of patients with heart failure, COPD or diabetes finds home health is associated with tens of thousands of prevented rehospitalizations and billions in savings.