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9 of the top 10 MCOs in the U.S. Have Contracted With The Post-Hospitalist Company, General Medicine

DETROIT, August 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Post Hospitalist Company, General Medicine, P.C. recently achieved another milestone. They are now contracted with 9 of the top 10 managed care companies in the U.S. and continues on a path of steady growth during the 3rd quarter of 2014.

General Medicine is the nation’s leading provider of specialized post-hospitalist medical care services to managed care organizations, Medicare-Medicaid dual eligible programs, Medicare Advantage Plans, accountable care organizations’ high-value provider networks, hospital systems and hospitalist programs. It has agreements to provide specialized, post-hospitalist medical care to more than 1,000 facilities nationally. In addition, its group also provides geriatric, physical medicine and rehabilitation medical services to patients in sub-acute, skilled nursing, long-term care and assisted living facilities.

A post-hospitalist medical care program is a recognized, specialized approach to the practice of medicine in post-acute and long-term care settings. Patient acuity is increasing dramatically and physicians need to have a medical practice that fits into an interdisciplinary environment that is specialized in the care of patients in post-acute facilities.

The focus of The Post-Hospitalist Company is on addressing the needs of high-risk, medically complex patients with the overall goal of enhancing and coordinating care of older adults and chronically ill patients in all post-acute settings.

Specific Benefits Include:

  • Reduced length of hospital stays.
  • Reduced frequency of potentially avoidable hospital (PAH) admissions and readmissions.
  • Reduced unnecessary ER utilization.
  • Reduced overall health care spending.
  • Improved patient health outcomes.
  • Improved process of transitions between inpatient hospitals, post-acute facilities and home.

Several key factors to consider about The Post-Hospitalist Company:

  • Specialization in post-hospitalist medicine
  • Top 10 percent for audited Health Care Effectiveness Data and information Set (Hedis) Rate results for 2013.
  • Reduced hospital readmissions with a documented ten year average readmission rate of 11.3 percent, while servicing more than 60,000 patients – 52 percent below the 30-day national average of 23.5 percent.
  • Reduced Unnecessary Emergency Room usage by over 33 percent.

The national average for patients being readmitted to the hospital is excessive and expensive. General Medicine, PC, The Post-Hospitalist Company, has worked with the State of Illinois’ Integrated Care Plan to reduce its hospital readmission rate for post-acute Medicaid patients by 18 percent in the first year. In addition, the plan saw a 15 percent decrease in the rate of ER visits resulting in a hospital admission, and a 39 percent decrease in the percentage of high-frequency emergency department users, according to an independent evaluation from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

112 of General Medicine’s Post- Acute and Long Term Care Facility Partners received ratings of four and five stars and nationwide have been recognized as the Nation’s Best Nursing Homes for 2013. This recognition is reported by U.S News and World Report in their annual Best Nursing Homes report.

“We are appreciative that MCOs, insurance plans and hospitals recognize the significant impact our services have on their Post-Acute patient populations, and we are excited about our scheduled expansion in 2015,” said Thomas M. Prose, M.D., MPH, MBA, President, General Medicine, The Post-Hospitalist Company.

For questions or comments contact Thomas M. Prose, MD, MHA, MBA, President, General Medicine, P.C., – The Post Hospitalist Company, 21333 Haggerty Road, Suite 150, Novi, Michigan 48375, or call 800-979-9595.  Information regarding General Medicine is available via the Internet at www.generalmedicine.com.

Tom Prose