Non-Medical Home Care Company Participates in Medicare Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI)

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24Hr HomeCare Arizona collaborates with HealthSouth East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital to safely and cost-effectively provide care for discharged patients at home

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We are excited that HealthSouth has seen the benefit of our low cost, high touch program in improving their patient outcomes.

24Hr HomeCare, in an effort to better meet the needs of Phoenix area patients undergoing orthopedic surgery, has collaborated with HealthSouth East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital in Mesa to provide a cost-effective solution for patients that are rehabilitating and recovering in their home. The goal of the program is to improve patient outcomes through assistance with activities of daily living. The partnership is intended to prevent health decline which can lead to further utilization of costly healthcare services, such as hospital readmissions.

HealthSouth East Valley is a participant in Medicare’s Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, which was created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Over the course of the BPCI initiative, CMS will work with participating organizations to assess whether various models being tested result in improved patient care and lower costs to Medicare. Acute care hospitals, including acute rehabilitation hospitals such as HealthSouth East Valley , have been challenged with ensuring their discharged patients rehabilitate and recover from their hospitalizations and surgeries when they return home.

The collaboration with HealthSouth East Valley will allow 24Hr HomeCare caregivers to serve as an extension of the HealthSouth East Valley team through a high touch, cost effective approach. 24Hr’s care providers will ensure HealthSouth discharge instructions are properly followed through on via a combination of hands-on care, homemaking, and care coaching that all support the participant’s ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs). Care visits will be spread out over a period of 60 days as 24Hr collaborates with the patient, the patient’s family, and other care providers such as the primary care physician to ensure a successful recovery. 24Hr HomeCare has other programs throughout California, Arizona, and Texas that have similarly been funded by healthcare organizations as a means of improved patient outcomes and long term cost savings to the health system.

HealthSouth’s Director of Case Management, Natasha Burhrman-Kleier, believes 24Hr HomeCare is an innovator in their care transitions work with other healthcare organizations and saw the benefit in aligning to improve the care of HealthSouth East Valley’s BPCI patients. “I feel that partnering with 24Hr HomeCare will improve the outcomes of the patient population that my team serves and hopefully be a great model for others to follow.”

Gavin Ward, 24Hr HomeCare’s Regional Director of Strategy and Partnerships and Host of PopHealth Podcast, shared his excitement about the program. “We are excited that HealthSouth has seen the benefit of our low cost, high touch program in improving their patient outcomes. These type of partnerships continue to grow. We believe that eventually the insurance payers will partner with as well due to the success stories we have seen from both a cost and patient outcome perspective.”

HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of inpatient rehabilitation and post-acute healthcare services. HealthSouth East Valley delivers high quality patient care through a team of experts that has extensive experience in today’s most advanced therapeutic methods and technologies. HealthSouth leads the way, returning patients to full strength in less than average time.

24Hr HomeCare is an award winning, California based company that provides high-quality, professional caregiving services to seniors and the disabled, allowing them to continue full, active and healthy lifestyles while remaining in their own home. Forbes, Inc 500, Ernst and Young, Los Angeles Business Journal and other publications have recognized 24Hr HomeCare for their efforts in care transitions, growth, and work-place culture. 24Hr HomeCare has thirteen locations throughout California, Arizona, and Texas, employing over 3,000 caregivers.

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