Why Do Care Transitions Matter?
Instilling leading-practice Case Management processes ensures optimal patient outcomes and safe practices. It can also lead to millions of dollars in savings by avoiding payment denials for issues such as incorrect patient status assignments or adverse outcomes (e.g., readmissions, hospital-acquired conditions, patient safety incidents, etc.).
At Kaufman Hall, the term “Care Transitions” refers to a tailored, collaborative, and interdisciplinary approach to drive effective and efficient patient throughput and optimize patient Length of Stay management. The goal is to ensure patients get the right care, in the right setting, at the right time—every time.
The Kaufman Hall Care Transitions team works with inpatient care providers to ensure accuracy of patient status assignments and reduce avoidable denials or delays. We use timely encounter-level data to drive day-to-day tasks and proactive decisions. Our Care Transitions team conducts assessments based on these 6 leading practice pillars:
Our Care Transitions team conducts assessments based on these 6 pillars:
- Status Assignment at Portals of Entry
- Utilization Review and Documentation
- Care Coordination and Discharge Planning
- Care Progression & Multidisciplinary Collaboration
- Physician Escalation & Governance
- Data & Technology Driven Process
Sustainable success depends on making improvements among all six interrelated pillars. Our Care Transitions team brings a demonstrated approach that includes scalable and customizable interventions, and a proven track record of results.
Financial Challenges Healthcare Providers are Facing
Care Transitions Core Team