TELEMEDICINE CASE STUDIES: Solving the Root Causes for Preventable 30-day Readmissions in SNF Settings

For Immediate Release: 05/11/18  | Written By: Scott Whitaker Download: PDF - TeleMedicine Case Study Spring 2018 Outlining the Problem: Reducing preventable 30-day hospital readmissions and RTAs is a top national priority. Reasons are multifold, but include: Rising Costs Increased risk of complications Especially risky for geriatric populations As many as 68% of readmissions are not considered medically necessary Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) are one of the most significant points of initiation for 30-day hospital readmissions and Return to Acute care settings (RTAs), where 25% of patients nationwide are readmitted within 30 days. While SNFs by definition provide care [...]