Important Dashboard Metrics in PAC Partnerships: No Deer in Headlights!
Section: Home Health Section
Session Code: HH-2B-6891
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Hilton Riverside
Room: River

Speaker(s):   Diana Kornetti, PT, MA
  Luann Tribus, PT, MBA

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Advanced

Interdisciplinary care coordination is an integral component of successful patient outcomes in the post acute care continuum. With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) focus on the Triple Aim, home health agency viability will be closely tied to those exemplifying improved patient outcomes with reduction of risks, such as rehospitalization events, that drive up per-beneficiary costs of care. The home health setting is not only a desirable discharge setting for the elderly adult patient following hospitalization, it also demonstrates lower episode of care costs and equivalent rehospitalization rates with specific disease populations as compared to other Part A post acute providers. Even with these data, the home health industry has not become proficient with presenting its strengths and benefits succinctly to potential bundled payment partners. It is critical that agencies address referral partners' expectations armed with the knowledge of those key elements that impact beneficiary costs. This information, currently available in a 6+-month reporting delay through HHCompare, does not provide the real-time metrics that partnerships demand. Remedy Partners is a leader in health episode management through program administration, care coordination, and data analytic services to facilitate partnerships between acute and post acute providers. This session will teach attendees what key metrics factor into making your home health agency a valuable partner in the post acute care continuum and discuss how physical therapists can positively impact quality data reporting.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Discuss 3 key elements that position a home health agency for solid partnership with referral sources.

2. Outline practice behaviors that support improved outcomes of care with the Medicare home health population.

3. Evaluate spmple metrics to determine an agency's bundled payment partnership potential.

4. Recommend corrective strategies to improve metrics for implementation by the home health agency.

CEU: 0.2

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