Sunrise, FL – HomeCare Connect recently announced that it has partnered with Broadspire, a Crawford Company, on post-acute care services.
Many injured workers cannot safely return to their homes following a hospital stay. They transfer to post-acute care facilities for additional treatment until they are able to return home.
Often gaps arise in the clinical coordination of these critical transitions, impacting physical and financial outcomes. Post-Acute Care Connect (PACC) helps prevent these gaps and ensure that injured workers receive the highest quality care.
“Broadspire delivers continuity of care throughout the entire claim,” said Erica Fichter, Broadspire’s Senior Vice President of Medical Management. “PACC provides injured workers a seamless transition from the hospital to home.”
The program accesses a network of over 15,000 post-acute care facilities that have met HomeCare Connect’s stringent credentialing requirements. Broadspire’s adjusters and nurse case managers work closely with PACC coordinators to select a facility specializing in the injured workers’ condition, such as spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries, physical rehabilitation, or wound care.
PACC coordinators regularly communicate with the injured worker and their family throughout the entire process. “An injured worker needs to understand where they’re going and why and what to expect from the treatment,” said Teresa Williams, Managing Partner of HomeCare Connect. “They need a person to address their questions or concerns.”
The team coordinates the hospital discharge and provides a detailed treatment plan to the post-acute care center. They also monitor the type, quantity and quality of services delivered.
“Sometimes there are unnecessary services that drive up the cost,” Williams said. Additional savings come from avoiding extended hospital stays, pre-negotiated network rates, and invoice reviews to help ensure that services and fees are appropriate.
PACC Coordinators also handle the discharge from the facility, managing the timing of home health, durable medical equipment, and home modification services to make sure the injured worker returns to a safe and functional environment.
“This comprehensive process helps ensure all services are in place when the injured worker is ready to go home,” Williams said.
Source: HomeCare Connect/King Knight
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