High Quality, Low Cost
Advantage Home Healthcare is a leader in providing the highest quality healthcare at patients’ homes. Our results prove our quality, as we follow, track, and report quality metrics to any physician practice or provider organization based on outcomes measures, utilization measures, and process measures.
Our outcome measures include: improvement measures that describe a patient’s ability to move around, perform activities of daily living, and general health; measures of potentially avoidable events that mark potential problems in care; and utilization of care measures that describe how often patients access other health care resources either while home healthcare is in progress or after home healthcare is completed.
Our own utilization measures include: acute care hospitalization while in the course of home healthcare; emergency department (ED) utilization without hospitalization; rehospitalization during the first 30 days of deployment of home healthcare; and ED use without hospital readmission during the first 30 days of home healthcare.
Our own process measures include: evaluate the rate of home health agency use of specific evidence-based processes of care. These process measures focus on high-risk, high-volume, problem-prone areas for home healthcare, including measures pertaining to all or most home health patients, such as timeliness of home health admission, immunizations, and use of risk assessment tools for falls, pain, depression, and pressure ulcer development. There are also measures for specific diagnoses (heart failure, diabetes, pressure ulcers) and measures of care planning and clinical interventions delivered for patients experiencing certain symptoms (pain, depression).
For any organized system of care, tracking and having access to these quality metrics is of tremendous value. This is why we pride ourselves on having these value points accessible to our partners.
As a provider of healthcare services to Accountable Care Organizations under the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Advantage Home Healthcare strives to keep its costs at the lowest levels while providing documented high quality of care:
- Advantage Home Healthcare has an average reimbursement of $2,543 per year
- Advantage Home Healthcare significantly cuts overall healthcare costs by coordinating care for patients along the entire continuum of care;
- Advantage Home Healthcare provides home-based interventions for the highest-risk patients: 5% of the beneficiaries on whom 50% of the total health spend is allocated