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Assume dual roles of educator, communicator

September 24, 2013Jennifer Keirn

Three years ago, AdvaCare Home Services launched a COPD program to monitor patient care data and communicate proactively with physicians and payers about their progress. It's how the Pittsburgh-based provider has generated valuable outcomes data and cemented itself into the continuum of care. “We give (physicians) information they never could have gotten on their patient otherwise,” says AdvaCare President and CEO Tammy Zelenko. “When we can intervene and tell them what's...

AdvaCare Home Services, COPD, Hospital readmission rates

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'Greater service, greater buy-in'

August 24, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Provider Joel Segar says a pilot program that he's participating in has reduced hospital readmission rates—and increased home medical equipment compliance.As part of the program, Erlanger Hospital has hired a patient transition liaison to coordinate home health, nursing, HME and outpatient pharmacy services for patients with COPD, CHF and diabetes. Segar works with the liaison to provide HME and education.“Every hospital needs to have a program like this,” said...

CPAP, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Hospital readmission rates, VGM Group

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Providers to docs: We can help you

May 24, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

FULLERTON, Calif. - Hospital readmission rates for certain disease states cost Medicare up to $20 billion annually, and a provision in the recently passed healthcare reform bill aims to reduce those numbers. Industry consultant Patrick Dunne, president of Fullerton, Calif.-based Healthcare Productions, spoke with HME News recently about how respiratory providers have an opportunity to market themselves as value-added partners that will help hospitals reduce those rates. HME News: What's the new...

COPD, COPD, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Home Medical Equipment (HME), Hospital readmission rates, Medicare, Medicare

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