MED1 Hospital Readmission Reduction

MED1 Healthcare helps post-acute care providers manage more medically complex patients and reduce readmissions by providing off-hours nursing staff with telephone and video access  to emergency medicine physicians.

Patients discharged every day from hospitals who require post-acute care.
Post-acute care Medicare patients who are re-hospitalized within 30 days of discharge.
Re-hospitalizations that are avoidable (costing more than $26B/year).

Post-acute care facilities are working harder today than ever before to partner with referring hospitals.

Both are fighting to reduce readmissions, even while patient acuity continues to increase.

A Harvard study finds after-hours telemedicine can reduce the total readmission rate of post-acute care facilities by more than 10 percent. With these lower readmission rates, facilities can:

  • Deliver improved clinical outcomes

  • Maximize daily census and reimbursements for increased revenue

  • Distinguish themselves from other care facilities

  • Secure relationships with hospital partners and encourage more referrals

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Partnering with a telemedicine provider with post-acute care experience is key. 

MED1 Healthcare’s physicians are very familiar with the post-acute care setting and the regulatory environment.

They have the training, experience and expertise to remotely manage and treat medically complex patients.

This experience provides nurses with the confidence to manage higher acuity patients rather than having them readmitted to the hospital.

This greater confidence in care not only benefits the hospitals and care facilities, but also patients and their families.

Avoiding the stress and drama of another ER visit is significant.

MED1 partners with facilities to design and implement telemedicine programs that:

  • Deliver improved clinical outcomes in the most appropriate setting with a patient centered approach.

  • Maximize reimbursement, increase occupancy rates and reduce hospital readmissions.

  • Differentiate and position facilities as proactive and innovative partners with referring hospitals.

  • Coordinate care and provide high quality care at the lowest cost.