Using Transportation to Reduce Patient Readmission Risk

The current crisis has made it more important than ever for hospitals to pay close attention to what happens beyond their four walls. You’re seeing this in conversations surrounding the discharge process, post-acute case management and digital care plans. Hospitals must work to establish a set of appropriate criteria... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Reducing Readmissions, blog, Transportation

Interoperability, CoP, Reimbursement 2020 Rule Changes: What They Mean for You

The unprecedented onslaught of COVID-19 and the strain it’s put on the medical system have caused providers to take their own unprecedented steps to combat the virus. In light of that, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have shown a willingness to adjust their own rules to accommodate the... Read More

by Justine Olsen in Interoperability, blog, reimbursement

Transitioning to a Remote Discharge Planning and Case Management Workforce

Doing so is possible, but it requires careful planning and specific infrastructure needs. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused everyone in the healthcare field to rethink previous policies and consider new ways of doing things. Some of these may be temporary adjustments that help get us through the crisis, while other,... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Ensocare Transition, Patient Discharge, Case Management, blog

New Feature Lets Users Instantly See if a PAC Provider Accepts COVID-19 Patients

The Ensocare Transition software that case managers and nurses use to quickly and seamlessly place patients in a post-acute setting now contains a feature that will let you instantly see whether or not a post-acute provider is accepting COVID-19 patients. This feature is available now for all Ensocare Transition users. Read More

by Karen Underwood in Post-acute Care, Ensocare Transition, blog

Infection Control Resources for Post-Acute Care Providers

More than any incident in modern history, the coronavirus pandemic has emphasized the need for widespread infection control within all facets of healthcare. While preventing the spread of viruses and bacteria is always the goal within a healthcare setting, the sheer contagiousness of COVID-19 has exposed all the... Read More

by Justine Olsen in Post-acute Care, Care Planning, blog

Speeding Up Discharge Communication with Post-Acute Providers in a Crisis

As hospital resources grow strained due to the influx of patients suffering from the coronavirus, it’s absolutely essential to keep length of stay reasonable. That doesn’t mean discharging patients earlier than would be medically sound, but it does require medical teams to assess patients on their individual... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Ensocare Transition, Patient Discharge, Case Management, blog

Self-Care Tips for Healthcare Professionals

All across the country, healthcare experts are stepping up to provide essential care services to those most in need. While many industries have enabled employees to work from home in order to halt the spread of the coronavirus, healthcare workers have no such luxury. If you work in healthcare, you’re no doubt right in... Read More

by Luis Castillo in blog, Care Management

Coronavirus Case Management and Discharge Resources

The healthcare field is facing an unprecedented situation. As the coronavirus upends virtually every aspect of modern life, the world is relying on healthcare professionals to simultaneously protect infected COVID-19 patients, protect themselves, prevent the spread of the virus to other patients and the community at... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Ensocare Transition, Patient Discharge, Case Management, blog

Business Intelligence Engineer Matt Tweedy Earns Service Excellence Award

Business Intelligence Engineer Matt Tweedy was recently recognized as the recipient of our parent company CQuence Health Group’s most prestigious honor, the Bob Cassling Service Excellence Award. The award, which was created in 2015, celebrates founder Bob Cassling’s legacy of taking excellent care of customers and... Read More

by Ensocare in Employee Profile, blog

Redefining Clinical Integration: Leveraging Performance Improvement Work to Improve Coordination Across Care Settings

As an observer of trends in healthcare delivery, “value-based care” has represented a ubiquitous theme of the 2000s. While on-going debate exists regarding the cost savings and quality improvement actually realized by value-based care initiatives like CMS’ variety of episode-based bundled payment programs, it is clear... Read More

by Justine Olsen in Value-Based Care, blog, Transitions of Care, Performance Improvement