Skilled Nursing Facility (sub-acute care)
Transitions of care from the hospital setting following a serious illness are an increasingly important step in the healthcare delivery system. It is a high risk period of time for the patient, and it is high risk financially for hospitals. Battling health plans to get post-acute rehabilitation approved for patients can be challenging and time consuming, adding further to length of stay. And now, the threat of denial of readmissions for the same or similar illness makes getting the patient to the most appropriate level of care more and more important.
Sub-acute therapy at a Skilled Nursing Facility(SNF) is the most appropriate level of care for many patients. Knowing the criteria health plans use to make determinations for sub-acute rehab is essential. In addition, understanding the admission diagnoses and hospital course of patients continuing to recover is imperative to ensuring a patient’s needs can be met by the SNF in order to prevent those avoidable readmissions a week after discharge.
Cadenza Health has a team of physicians experienced in delivering medical care at the hospital and at skilled nursing facilities. Adding our familiarity reviewing these types of requests on behalf of health plans, this insight makes us uniquely positioned to assist your hospital with any challenges you are facing transitioning your patients to Skilled Nursing Facilities.