HomeCare Connect introduces Post-Acute Care Connect, a new service to manage injured workers’ transitions from hospital settings to skilled nursing facilities.

Injured workers who are discharged from a hospital and need skilled care that cannot be delivered in the home are admitted into a post-acute care, rehabilitation or skilled nursing center. But where? And what should it cost? These are questions workers’ compensation carriers and third-party administrators have been asking HomeCare Connect.

“We recognized the gap in the continuity of care from the hospital to a skilled rehab facility and responded by creating Post-Acute Care Connect (PACC),” said Managing Partner Teresa Williams, MSW, LCSW, in a media release.

HomeCare Connect developed and credentialed a network of over 15,000 facilities with various specialties, including spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries, physical rehabilitation, and wound care. PACC Coordinators identify the most appropriate facility, provide a treatment plan and monitor ongoing treatment, sending weekly updates to claims representatives.

“With PACC, injured workers receive high-quality care and thorough communication throughout the entire process,” Williams adds. “Payors reduce costs by avoiding extended hospital stays while searching for a step-down unit and from our pre-negotiated rates and invoice reviews that ensure the rates and services are appropriate.”

PACC Coordinators also manage discharge planning and coordinate all medical equipment, supplies and home-modification needs so the injured employee goes home to a safe and functional environment, the release continues.

For more information, visit HomeCare Connect.

[Source(s): HomeCare Connect, Business Wire]