Coming October 2019
Top 3 Reasons SNFs Should Adopt Telehealth
Telehealth improves resident care and allows SNFs to serve higher-acuity patients
Telemedicine enables a “mini-hospital” environment with remote telehealth physicians coordinating with facilities’ medical providers to offer consults and write orders around the clock.
Telehealth helps facilities prepare for PDPM reimbursement models
With expanded physician coverage via telehealth, facilities can begin shifting to higher acuity — more “medically complex” – residents, which is more financially rewarding in the PDPM payment model.
Telehealth cuts down on readmissions giving facilities access to remote physician interventions for problems during overnights and weekends, when nurses would otherwise be forced to send residents directly to the hospital.