New Study from A3 Health Shows On-Demand Physical Therapy Service Reduced Hospital Readmission Rates By 49%

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A new July 2016 study, prepared by A3 Health Solutions Group and utilizing their own research, revealed significant reductions in hospital readmission rates by patients that received on-demand home-based physical or occupational therapy provided by Santa Monica-based WELL, Inc.

A new July 2016 study, prepared by A3 Health Solutions Group and utilizing their own research, revealed significant reductions in hospital readmission rates by patients that received on-demand home-based physical or occupational therapy provided by Santa Monica-based WELL, Inc.

WELL's rate of hospital readmission within 30 days after hospital discharge was 36.4% lower than the California average, and 53.3% lower than the average in both New York and Michigan. WELL's readmission rate was 49.5% lower than the national average across all states.

WELL provides high-quality on-demand physical, occupational and speech therapy services through the use of an online and mobile platform.

Analyzing the results from WELL data on patient episodes during a 3-month period from January to March 2016, the study found that overall hospitalizations, for any reason, resulted for 10.7% of its patients. This compares favorably to the national average hospitalization rate of 16.0% as well as the state averages for six of the states with the highest utilization of home health services, including California (14.6%), Florida (14.6%), Michigan (15.8%), Texas (16.4%), Illinois (14.9%) and New York (16.4%).

The A3 Health Group wrote, “Compared against the national average, as well as the state averages for 6 of the states with the highest utilization of home health services, WELL, Inc. as a company has a much lower rate of hospitalization despite having the same patient population demographics as its partnered home health agencies.”

Hospital readmission rates have emerged as a primary area of focus since Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, which included the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. This program penalizes hospitals by reducing Medicare payments for excess readmissions within 30 days following discharge. In 2015, more than half of the nation’s hospitals suffered readmission rate penalties, totaling 2,592 hospitals in 49 states (all except Maryland).

“WELL’s mission is providing on-demand physical, occupational and speech therapy services to patients in the most flexible and efficient manner possible,” said WELL CEO and founder Ildar Fazulyanov. He added, “We’ve always believed that the immediacy and responsiveness of our mobile platform will result in lower readmission rates, and we are pleased that the data supports this across patients and hospitals nationwide.”

The study concluded by stating, “In summary, WELL, Inc. has proven demonstratively capable of keeping the hospitalization rate within its own patient population low, and perhaps may eventually effect a lower hospitalization rate with partnered healthcare organizations.”

To view the study, visit http://www.a3healthcarestudies.com/studies.html

About A3 Healthcare
A3 Healthcare is a global healthcare advisor, providing guidance and market intelligence solutions that move the industry forward with insight to enable better health through the use of IT. As a trusted healthcare research and advisory firm, the industry depends on A3 Healthcare resources, benchmarks, predictive models and assessment tools to improve decision making regarding their IT strategic roadmap and market strategy.

About WELL, Inc.
WELL is one of the largest networks of physical, occupational and speech therapists in the country with over 1,600 therapists in states that include California and Florida. WELL delivers high-quality therapy services to patients at any time and any place. WELL’s mission is to be the most trusted therapist home healthcare network in the country and making home healthcare completely mobile and reliable for everyone.

Media Contact:
Regan Tall
Bell North PR
regan(at)bellnorth(dot)com
Tel: 801-647-9346

A3 Healthcare Contact:
E. Michael I. Arrojo, Managing Partner
marrojo(at)aaahealthgroup(dot)com
Tel: 407-312-4670

WELL, INC. CONTACT:
Ildar Fazulyanov, CEO
ildar(at)joinwell(dot)com
Tel: 310-384-0970

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