SPG Consistently outperformed national standard targets, limiting 1 day inpatient stays to 12%; a 60% improvement over the target.
Through improved communication and documentation, SPG reduced the ALOS and Improved RAF scores. During a single fiscal year, SPG achieved a 64% rate of improvement in reducing LOS.
Average readmission rates are controlled through improved communication with the PCP as well as excellent relationships with home health agency and SNF partners. An 8-month period case study reported an average has seen an average readmission rate of 8.3 for targeted CMS diagnoses, well below the hospital target of 12.5%.
SPG has achieved a perfect score of 100% on CMS Core Measures for 2 consecutive years.
SPG proposed and designed a Multidisciplinary Rounding Program in one unit of the hospital that includes nurses, case managers, and social workers working together under the supervision of an SPG physician to manage the plan of care. Overall costs are controlled, pharmacy costs are down, and most patients are discharged before noon. Early results are positive.
A high acuity SNF with a Medicaid patient base requires/requests assistance in managing costs and attracting payor agreements. SPG responds with an accountable physician management model. SPG and SNF identify high risk patients and deliver more frequent, patient-focused care. The results are lower costs for the center, improving their margin under a per diem payment, as well as a lower Readmission rate, benefitting the payor.
REDUCED Unplanned Readmissions by 46%
REDUCED Readmissions by 66%
REDUCED Lab Costs by 28%
REDUCED Radiology Costs by 35%