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Home Care Health and Hospice Resources

Excel Health Group is consistently publishing our latest findings for Home Care and Hospice. Click the menu to the left to navigate quarterly reports, home care and hospice executive briefs and some of our great customer success stories.

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Quarterly Industry Trend Reports

Q4 2017 Annual Industry Trend report

Q4 2017 Annual Industry Trend report

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By the end of December 2017 there were 57.7 Medicare beneficiaries residing in the 50 States, representing growth in the Medicare enrolled population of 2.2% or 1.2 Million citizens over 2016. Those enrolled in the Medicare program comprised approximately 18% of the population of the United States at the end of 2017.
Residents of five States; CA, FL, TX, NY and PA, comprise 35% of all beneficiaries.
In the next 30 years, the ranks of Medicare enrolled individuals is expected to grow to 92.6 Million.

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Q4 2017 Annual Industry Trend report

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Q3 2017 Industry Trend Report

Q3 2017 Industry Trend Report

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In order to help home-based care providers better understand the most recent industry trends, we assembled top level admissions and utilization data from our Market Intelligence Portal – by state and on a national basis. The data is pulled from our proprietary solution that includes detailed market share, performance analytics and quality metrics based on 100 percent of the most recent Medicare Part A and B claims data.

This 22 page report includes, on a national basis and for every state:
Medicare Beneficiaries
Hospice Admissions and Utilization
Home Health Admissions and Utilization

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Q3 2017 Industry Trend Report

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Home Health

The Curious Case of the Disappearing Home Health Patient and the 2.5 Billion he took with Him

The Curious Case of the Disappearing Home Health Patient and the 2.5 Billion he took with Him

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It is a well-accepted fact that the not all home healthcare appropriate patients get the care they need. Would it surprise you to know that on average, nearly 40% of patients that were referred from hospitals to home healthcare last year were not actually admitted into home healthcare? And that those patients represent nearly $2.5 Billion in lost revenue annually for home health agencies? Not to mention the impact on these patients, who without skilled care have a greater risk of negative outcomes, including readmission.

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The Curious Case of the Disappearing Home Health Patient and the 2.5 Billion he took with Him

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Home Health Adherence: 50 State Report

Home Health Adherence: 50 State Report

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As we reported in “The Curious Case of the Disappearing Home Health Patient – And the $2.5 Billion He Took With Him” the facts surrounding the adherence rate for inpatient discharges to home health are startling. A comparison between patients who were discharged following a hospital stay to home health in 2016 and those who actually received the anticipated follow-up care shows that nearly 40% of the patients in this group end up without the services that they need within 30 days of their hospital discharge. Further, a series of studies done at the University of Pittsburgh covering approximately 4,300 patients confirms that better discharge planning would likely have resulted in a 25% improvement in hospital readmission rates. Another study done by the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation together with the United Fund, confirmed that younger patients discharged with home health instructions were those less likely to seek care but more likely to be readmitted.

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Home Health Adherence: 50 State Report

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Home Health Care As a Vehicle for Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

Home Health Care As a Vehicle for Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

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With a focus on hospital inpatient discharges, Excel found that, over a four-quarter period between 2016 and 2017, approximately 1.3 Million inpatient discharges were coded for follow-up home healthcare; meaning skilled intermittent nursing and/or therapy at home. A half million of these patients – about 40% - did not receive the follow up care that was anticipated upon discharge. The 60% who did “adhere” to their discharge instructions had measurably lower 30-day readmission rates. Looking at 2017 alone, home health patients that adhered to their discharge instructions were approximately 35% less likely to be readmitted.

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Home Health Care As a Vehicle for Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

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Hospice

Executive Brief: New Insights to Grow your Hospice Business in Today’s Value-Based Healthcare Economy

Executive Brief: New Insights to Grow your Hospice Business in Today’s Value-Based Healthcare Economy

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As healthcare reimbursement models continue to evolve toward higher care quality and lower care delivery costs, new opportunities are emerging for the hospice industry. In fact, recent statistics from Excel Health’s Home Health and Hospice Quarterly Trend report shows 4.6% year-over-year growth from Q3 2016 to Q3 2017 in hospice utilization at the national level.
How can hospice leaders be sure their organizations are equipped with the right tools to capitalize on growth opportunities in their own communities? This paper provides unique insights into the new dynamics of patient care and what hospice leaders can do today to dramatically increase referrals.

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Executive Brief: New Insights to Grow your Hospice Business in Today’s Value-Based Healthcare Economy

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Myth Busters: Market Intelligence Reveals New Insights to Old Growth Measures

Myth Busters: Market Intelligence Reveals New Insights to Old Growth Measures

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By looking deeply into the CMS Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse, Excel Health challenges the hospice industry to consider new approaches to measuring key growth indicators and new ways to position hospice benefits in the value-based care economy.
Many industry watchers say that hospice utilization is receding. One claim is that a primary industry growth indicator, represented as the rate of hospice elections among Medicare beneficiaries, is stagnant at best and declining at worst.

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Myth Busters: Market Intelligence Reveals New Insights to Old Growth Measures

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Customer Success

Insights in Action: A Q&A Session with CHI Health at Home

Insights in Action: A Q&A Session with CHI Health at Home

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We recently sat down with Rod Plunkett, Vice President of Population Health Management, and Michael Brents, Division Director of Clinical Analytics and Informatics, at CHI Health at Home to learn what it is like now that they have Excel Health market intelligence solutions on their side.

Being part of one of the nation’s largest health systems, Catholic Health Initiative (CHI), CHI Health
at Home serves 28 markets across nine states. A team of more than 100 sales representatives and leaders are responsible for working with hospital administrators, physicians, and other risk-bearing entities to ensure they understand the value CHI Health at Home can bring to the table. With such a large operation covering such a vast area, making sure everyone is armed with the right information at the right time to build the most productive relationships is the key to success.

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Insights in Action: A Q&A Session with CHI Health at Home

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Webinars

Achieve Your Competitive Advantage Through Data Analytics

Achieve Your Competitive Advantage Through Data Analytics

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During the webinar, we take a deep dive into specific data to show how providers can empower their team with the best performance and quality analytics now. Excel Health is the only healthcare data provider that can give you full visibility into every physician private practice and their actual referral patterns. Watch the recording to learn about tools available now to enable your marketers to efficiently target the right physicians.

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Achieve Your Competitive Advantage Through Data Analytics

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