BC Advantage - 2013 Issue 6

The Three Cs for Homecare Agency's Health

By: Keith CrownoverHealthcare Reform has elevated the importance of caring for patients outside the acute care setting. In fact, all five initiatives contained in the Affordable Care Act discuss the use of "community-based care" to reduce unplanned hospitalizations and to better care for patients with chronic diseases. And those chronic diseases, which account for the vast majority of Medicare and Medicaid spending, must be addressed as part of any meaningful healthcare and budgetary reforms. The Affordable Care Act places an emphasis on "Care Transitions," or the coordinated transition of patients from one care setting to another: the hospital...

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