MINNESOTA, July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has contracted with Allevant, a joint venture between Mayo Clinic and Select Medical, to provide support to up to 10 critical access hospitals statewide. of MN to establish post-acute transitional care programs.
Support includes education, technical assistance, and targeted market analysis for critical access hospitals with accredited swivel bed programs with the goal of improving access, quality of patient care, and improving financial.
Transitional care programs are for patients who no longer require acute care or specialty care services in large urban hospitals, but still have nursing, therapeutic, or respiratory care needs that are better met with available hospital resources. Most transitional care is covered by Medicare, however, other payers can also use the program. The program is inspired by the successful efforts of the Mayo Clinic in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota and created by Mayo pulmonologist and medical director of Allevant, Mark LindsayMD
The challenges of rural hospitals demand unique and sustainable solutions to meet their community’s long-term health care needs. “Hospital-based transitional care programs include significant benefits such as a strong team culture, the ability to deal with sudden changes in condition with on-site physicians, radiology, laboratory, therapists, other disciplines and, most importantly, a patient-centered approach that includes bedside visits with the care team on a regular schedule Inpatient transitional care is the ideal setting for patients with complex healthcare providers, especially those with difficult nursing or therapy needs or concerns,” Lindsay said.
With a strong focus on quality, results, and growth, the Allevant team has supported approximately 100 critical access hospitals in 22 states that have seen an average 55% increase in post-acute bed days. second year. Over 60% of admitted patients had complex primary medical or surgical conditions, representing a growing patient population, and only 7% of transitional care patients were discharged directly to acute care during a stay less than 30 days.
About Allevant Solutions
Allevant Solutions, LLC, developed by Mayo Clinic and Select Medical, provides consulting services to rural hospitals and skilled nursing facilities with a focus on organizational culture, methodologies, algorithms, processes, clinical training , collaborative relationships and quality improvement approaches.