Hospitalizations account for nearly one-third of the total $2 trillion spent on healthcare in the United States, and a substantial fraction of these are avoidable patient readmissions. The Affordable Care Act (also referred to in the media as “Obama Care”) contains a provision that penalizes hospitals if patients are readmitted within 30 days of discharge. The intent of this provision is to improve the quality of patient care and to reduce hospital readmissions while keeping costs down, but it also places a new responsibility on the shoulders of hospitals. This hospital readmission provision ties Medicare reimbursements directly to patient health, so if a patient is readmitted within 30 days of discharge, it can negatively impact a hospital’s bottom line.
Readmission Rescue is a FREE service that we provide for our clients as part of our non-medical home care packages. Our unique Readmission Rescue program helps protect patient health and hospital reimbursements by preventing hospital readmissions and reducing readmission rates with non-medical home care. Readmission Rescue puts our trained caregivers on the lookout for all kinds of symptoms and other clues that may signal a patient health problem related to their hospital stay. Then, through detailed monitoring, reporting, and appropriate doctor intervention, health problems are dealt with proactively so the patient gets the care he or she needs without going back to the hospital.