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A patient recovering from knee replacement surgery will be referred to a home healthcare agency for an episode of care that will last forty-five or fifty days. During this time, the likelihood of the patient’s returning to the hospital is very small. However, the chronically ill, who typically require four to six months of home care before becoming stable enough for their agency to discharge will often return to a hospital before being discharged from their homecare service. Thus the agency specializing in orthopedic cases will have a very low Home Health Compare rehospitalization score while the agency specializing in managing care for the chronically ill will have much higher scores.

We are a company with a large vision and a single focus.   To reduce preventable hospitalizations of the chronically ill by managing their transition through care settings, providing early targeted intervention, medication management, and overall health coaching. We have a proven, repeatable, and scalable solution to the Healthcare Crisis.

The current third-party fee-for-service payment system pays medical providers when their patients are sick rather than well. Because the patient is not the direct payer, often they don’t even ask questions related to cost. Would you ever purchase a car and not ask how much the car costs? What the gas mileage is? How much insurance will be? Of course not. Yet when we go to the doctor we are only concerned with our own “co-pay”. Any costs after that are “free”… right? Not so if you are the third party insurance payer! This white paper explains the historical path which led us to be so disconnected from the cost of our own health care and explores the challenges the industry faces as it attempts to change our direction.

Of great concern are the “Black Holes” that exist between providers who care for the chronically ill. Patients do not return to the hospital because they are chronically ill; they return to the hospital because their chronic illness has become critical, often unnecessarily. Too often the culprit is the poor hand off of patients by one care provider to another. Hospitalists are not authorized or compensated to provide patient care coordination beyond the four walls of their hospital. Nor are home healthcare providers authorized or compensated to provide care coordination services beyond the four walls of the patient’s residence. This creates gaps in care more akin to canyons than small cracks. This white paper outlines the “delicate dance” that we all face when managing the Cycles of Care which emerge with chronic illness.

In June of 2011 The American Journal of Managed Care published this article outlining the success of reducing hospitalization rates achieved by CareCycle Solutions. Data presented in the article references Home Healthcare Partners and VitalPartners 365 which is the historic name of CareCycle Solutions. In October of 2011 we changed our name to CareCycle Solutions in order to better reflect our commitment to guiding our patients through their Cycles of Care through the use of TeleHealth, homecare, physician home visits and other services. Rest assured that although our name changed… our ownership, services, programs and focus have not.

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Using telehealth devices in the home can halve mortality rates, reduce pressure on A&E departments and cut hospital admissions, according to early findings of a DoH trial. [ Read More at GPOnline.]

The presentation covers the latest economic trends impacting the home healthcare and hospice industry.  Presenter will discuss specific developments in mergers and acquisitions, Medicare and Medicaid managed care plans and opportunities created in healthcare reform.  The presentation builds on the foundation of these trends to introduce a transformative industry called Care Cycle Management.

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Based on our research and experience, Wyatt Matas & Associates has identified an emerging opportunity for care providers focused on serving severely chronically ill patients.  We have named this new industry Care Cycle Management, which is defined as coordinating care and managing all of a patient’s care throughout the disease process.  The report discusses the business model of integrating disease management with care delivery to care to manage the care of the chronically ill.

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30-Day Hospitalization Rate 6.7%.
64% lower than the national average.