What is an ADT Feed?

Admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) feeds generate data about a patient’s healthcare encounter when they are admitted, discharged, and/or transferred from one care setting to another care setting or back home. This information can be automatically sent to the...

Timely Discharge Document Retrieval for ACO Care Transitions

Most healthcare providers didn’t choose their careers because they were eager to spend time chasing down clinical documents for their patients. However, the current reality is that the process of clinical document retrieval is often time-consuming, burdensome, and too...

What is Transitional Care Management?

Transitional Care Management (TCM) is the management of patient transitions between settings of care, including the transition back home. This article outlines the key components, goals, and impact of adequate transitional care. To provide a more comprehensive answer...

The Benefits of Reducing Hospital Readmissions

The costs of hospital readmissions are a major topic of concern in the healthcare industry, impacting a hospital’s quality of care as well as their financial health. As value-based reimbursement models begin to replace fee-for-service, developing a strategy to reduce...

Leveraging Data to Improve SNF Transitions of Care

Hospital readmissions continue to be a significant patient-safety issue that plagues the healthcare industry. Despite the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) in 2012, the 30-day...

Why Claims Data with ADT Alerts Is Better for Care Coordination

Claims data is created each time a patient covered by an active health insurance plan visits a healthcare provider. After the visit, the provider will submit a summary of services rendered to the patient’s payer for reimbursement, and that information forms part of...

5 Strategies for Reducing Hospital Readmissions

Reducing hospital readmissions has been a major goal in healthcare for the past decade. In 2012, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) included a provision called the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program to incentivize hospitals to reduce readmissions. A readmission or...