ACMA Compare Expands to Long Term Acute Care

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The American Case Management Association (ACMA) announced today that it has expanded Compare, its benchmarking and analytics service for avoidable delays and readmissions, to long term acute care (LTAC) facilities.

Understanding all health care settings is requisite to effectively managing transitions, ACMA and LifeCare have partnered to bridge acute and long term acute care data. ~ L. Greg Cunningham, ACMA Chief Executive Officer

The American Case Management Association (ACMA) announced today that it has expanded Compare, its benchmarking and analytics service for avoidable delays and readmissions, to long term acute care (LTAC) facilities.

LifeCare Hospitals, a national leader in long term acute care, has joined ACMA’s more than 200 contributing subscribers. LifeCare Hospitals, with 24 hospitals in nine different states, will lay the foundation as they work with ACMA to refine the LTAC standardized dictionary of root causes and best practices.

“Understanding all health care settings is requisite to effectively managing transitions, ACMA and LifeCare have partnered to bridge acute and long term acute care data – creating an expanding repository of benchmarked readmission causes and delivery of care delays. We respect that LifeCare shares our philosophy of shared data, a commitment to reduce avoidable delays and readmissions and most importantly to work collaboratively with their acute care partners and strengthen successful patient transitions,” said L. Greg Cunningham, ACMA Chief Executive Officer.

Compare benchmarking was developed in response to ACMA members’ requests for a benchmarking tool to provide analytics for avoidable delays and readmissions. Compare allows organizations to capture better data, make better decisions and ultimately improve outcomes for these two metrics. Compare’s subscription service integrates with existing software platforms and includes standardized root causes, staff education, benchmarking reports, expert findings and a business case analysis.

For more information about Compare or to request a demo, visit http://www.acmaweb.org/compare or call 501-907-2262.

About ACMA:

Founded in 1999, the American Case Management Association (ACMA) is a national, non-profit, professional membership association, which strives to provide resources, solutions and support for Case Management and Transitions of Care professionals. ACMA is comprised of almost 6,500 members nationwide, including nurses, social workers, physicians and other professionals affiliated with case management. Through a variety of educational conferences and networking events at both the state and national level, ACMA provides its members with numerous opportunities to develop their skills, grow in their profession and learn from the experiences and practices of fellow members. For more information, visit http://www.acmaweb.org.

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