The healthcare industry is undergoing transformative change as the entire ecosystem, including CMS, payers, hospitals, and other providers, recognize the impact of non-clinical factors on health outcomes, quality of life, and overall cost.
The industry also recognizes that social determinants and functional limitations1 related to health outcomes2 drive a multiple of cost for complex chronic populations.
For patients 65 and older with three or more chronic conditions, the traditional healthcare system isn’t designed to manage the challenges of patients with social determinants and functional limitations, which need to be addressed on a daily or weekly basis.
The Amedisys Care Coordination Program will deliver an interoperable connection between home healthcare and personal care to improve care coordination, quality, and outcomes.
One functional limitation triples the expected annual healthcare cost from approximately $7,500 to over $21,000 per year.
Source: Commonwealth Fund