White Paper: Reducing Hospital Admissions from Nursing Homes Using Electronic Collection of Vital Signs and Advanced Practice Nurse
This Louisiana skilled nursing facility stemmed a $5,000 per month revenue loss and achieved more than 50% reduction in hospital admissions by implementing a combination of resources including electronic vitals collection, advanced practice nurses and daily team meetings.
Recognizing the risk to their resident's health,the cost to their bottom line and the potential for both penalties and loss of ACO partnerships, Camelot Brookside embarked upon a multi-faceted, coordinated approach to attack the cause: preventable hospital admissions. The collaborative solution focused on early intervention and have led to prevention. Hospital admission rates have dropped from 26.3% in 2014 to 10.4% in 2015 and are trending toward further reduction. The bleeding has stopped and care has improved.