In my previous blog, I discussed how LTACHs have been slow to improve care coordination and reduce readmissions. I said that only aggressive action towards in-house care coordination could ensure the long-term survival of your business while significantly improving outcomes for your patients. But what, really, is care coordination? And how do you achieve it?
About Les Wilson
Les Wilson is a registered nurse with master’s degrees in Healthcare Innovation and Business. He has 16 years of product experience with software vendors in the acute, ambulatory and post-acute markets. Today he is the director of product management for Cantata Health.
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Medicare accounts for an increasingly large portion of all long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) discharges, with current estimates indicating that approximately two thirds of all LTACH discharges are Medicare discharges. Between 2004 and 2013, Medicare spending on patients in LTACHs increased from $3.7 billion to $5.5 billion.