Centennial, CO., October 17, 2016 – ValidCare, the industry’s premier surgical patient experience network announces today the expansion of their proprietary digital health platform to include surgical CareTracks™ for patients undergoing lower extremity total joint (i.e., total hip and total knee), spine and general surgical procedures.
ValidCare, LLC (Centennial, CO), the industry’s only patient experience network for surgical patients is excited to announce its partnership with Marcia Friesen & Associates, LLC (Chicago, IL), a global healthcare consulting firm specializing in customized orthopedic and healthcare solutions.
Telehealth is arguably one of the best tools available to help lower hospital readmission rates, and it should be more widely leveraged because readmissions aren’t dropping as fast as many stakeholders would like.
If so, you are not alone… Over 1,200 hospitals are in the same boat despite their best efforts. Typically, symptoms (e.g., site infection, prosthetic issues, etc…) leading to unplanned readmissions occur outside the clinical environment leaving the care team blind until the patient shows up in the Emergency Department.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is effectively implementing a strategy to shift Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) payments to alternative reimbursement models. CMS proposed the first mandatory bundled payment model, i.e. the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR) in July as a 5-Year Program CY2016-2020.