THA Group’s RightHealth is serving as a coordinator for CMS’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative. Bundled payments are a new way to manage and control healthcare spending. This approach aims to both improve the quality of patient care and lower the cost. Take a look at how bundled payments work:
THA Group’s President and CEO, Ellen Bolch, and consulting Medical Director, Dr. Max Stachura, were presenters at this year’s Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth Annual Telemedicine Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah.
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RightHealth's proprietary patient stratification tool utilizes predictive analytics, which allows for early detection of chronic disease exacerbation and ultimate reduction of exacerbations over time.
THA Group President and CEO, Ellen Bolch, speaks about RightHealth's advanced telehomecare model for chronic condition management.
Telehealth and bi-directional video monitoring technologies can improve care, reduce hospitalizations, and lower costs.
Voice and video technology as an alternative to in-person urgent care visits have positive affects on chronic disease care, home care, and hospice care.
THA Group consulting Medical Director, Dr. Max Stachura, speaks about the benefits of bi-directional video monitoring.
Savannah, GA – THA Group’s Island Health Care was selected to participate in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, a program made up of four different models with varying payment and care structures that include financial and performance accountability for episodes of care. Continue reading
Healthcare reform has generated dramatically new approaches to care delivery. Telemedicine — one of the fastest growing segments in the health care industry — is built on a patient-centered foundation that focuses on keeping people healthy, partly by encouraging them to become more active participants in their own health management. Continue reading
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Today, THA Group Island Health Care announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS®), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,994 agencies considered, 2,501 are elite. Continue reading
THA Group was recently named a “Cardiovascular Pioneer” by the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign, which is an initiative of the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Continue reading
THA Group was the first home health company in the Coastal Empire and Low Country to implement telehealth as a standard of care. To this day, it is critical to our practice.
THA Group was featured as the model of successful implementation of telehealth best practices in the article, “Dynamic Capabilities in Home Health: IT-Enabled Transformation of Post-Acute Care,” published in the February 2011 issue of the Journal of the Association of Information Systems.
Using a longitudinal study over the period 2000-2009, researchers followed THA Group’s early adaptation of technology, particularly remote patient monitoring (RPM), to analyze its relative effectiveness in improving patient care at reduced financial expense. The study found that THA Group reduced re-hospitalization rates from 38% to 20% and reduced its emergent care rate from 27% to 17% in its Georgia operations. In South Carolina, the company reduced its patient re-hospitalization rates from 27% to 20%, and its emergent care rate remained stable at 18%. THA Group also succeeded in reducing its number of skilled nurse visits per-patient per 60-day episode over 40% from 2001-2009. Finally, the study proved that in the five-year period after THA Group first implemented RPM, it saved $760,000 in direct costs attributable to making only necessary nursing visits.