Lower costs without sacrificing patient care and satisfaction
By providing the right care at the right time in the right setting, Bluegrass Care Navigators℠ can significantly reduce the cost of care while improving the patient’s care experience. We provide a continuum of care for patients with progressing, serious illnesses, and we offer particular expertise in managing care during the typically high-cost period of a patient’s last year or so of life.
For decades, Medicare utilization has shown that 27% to 30% of medical costs go to 6% of their beneficiaries who die per year. Much of that cost can be attributed to acute care hospital utilization, where about 60% of Americans die each year.
Here are just a few examples of how Bluegrass Care Navigators’℠ services have had an impact on offsetting higher cost utilization patterns:
Reduced ED utilization – High risk patients enrolled in Bluegrass Transitional Care℠ decreased ED visits within 30 days by a minimum of 20% compared to baseline ED visits.
Reduced 30-day hospital readmissions – High risk patients enrolled in Bluegrass Transitional Care℠ had 30-day readmission rates reduced by at least 30% compared to baseline readmission rates.
Readmissions of Bluegrass Hospice Care patients – For patients who have a hospitalization and are then admitted to hospice care, less than 2% require a hospitalization or are readmitted.
To learn more about how Bluegrass Care Navigators℠ can help you lower the cost of care without sacrificing a positive care experience, call us at 855.492.0812