It’s no secret that, for hospitals, one of the Affordable Care Act’s most far-reaching legacies is the impact that Value-Based Care has on the payments they receive. For many health systems, the lower their Value-Based Care scores, the lower the payments they receive from treating Medicare and Medicaid patients. What isn’t as commonly considered — … Read More
How Can Your Outpatient Pharmacy Help You Avoid “30-Day Readmission Rule” Medicare And Medicaid Penalties?
What is the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program? HRRP is a value-based Medicare purchasing program that encourages hospitals to improve communication and care coordination to better engage patients and caregivers in discharge plans and, in turn, prevent avoidable readmissions. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, “Value-based programs reward health care providers with incentive … Read More
How Hospital Retail Pharmacies Can Track Patients For Better Outcomes After Discharge
The impact of medication non-adherence on hospital readmissions We’ve reported the following elsewhere in this forum, but it bears repeating: Statistics indicate that up to 70% of all preventable outpatient readmissions are due to prescription non-compliance. Making matters worse for hospitals, the analytics generated by ProxsysRx’s proprietary software indicate that readmissions from prescription non-compliance are … Read More
How Outpatient Pharmacies in Hospitals Impact the True Costs of Readmissions
How can outpatient pharmacies reduce hospital readmissions? We’ve reported the following statistical finding elsewhere in this forum, but it bears repeating: Up to 70% of all preventable outpatient hospital readmissions are due to prescription non-compliance. Making matters worse for hospitals, the analytics generated by ProxsysRx’s proprietary software indicate that average hospital readmissions from prescription non-compliance … Read More
How Meds To Beds Programs Improve Outpatient Medication Compliance
As we’ve reported elsewhere in this forum, statistical evidence indicates that up to 70% of all preventable hospital readmissions are caused by patient prescription non-compliance. What’s more, analytics generated by our own proprietary software further indicate that readmissions from prescription non-compliance are, on average, more expensive than other readmissions — often much more. Why Aren’t … Read More
What Is Value-Based Care, and How Can Your Outpatient Pharmacy Help?
One of the Affordable Care Act’s most far-reaching legacies is the ever-increasing impact that Value-Based Care has had on healthcare systems and physicians. In hospitals it’s seen primarily in the form of Per Diems and Readmission Adjustments. For physicians it’s reflected in MIPS (Merit-Based Incentive Payment) scores. What are value-based care programs? According to the … Read More