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"Their clinicians provide regularly scheduled coverage at facilities with on-site hours, comprehensive assessments, daily intervention, oversight and follow-up through a multidisciplinary team of physicians and nurse practitioners."
Curt Kretzinger, BSN, MSA, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
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Welcome To General Medicine – The Post-Hospitalist Company

We are a collaborative practice of board-certified Physicians and Nurse Practitioners who specialize in the care of patients residing in post-acute, long-term care and assisted living facilities. Our clinicians work exclusively in these type of facilities rather than trying to manage an outpatient office practice and also making hospital and SNF rounds.  Also, we do not compete with doctors in an inpatient hospital practice. They are the Hospitalists and we are Post-Hospitalists.

Focusing exclusively means no more waiting for return calls or infrequent facility visits that leave your nursing staff considering hospitalization or re-hospitalization when a resident’s condition is compromised or deteriorating. It also means our practitioners are available to make early assessments, take early interventions and monitor their efficacy on site.

Dedicated to quality care and reducing hospital re-admissions

Our Post-Hospitalists have a 13-year documented average 30-day CMS QRUR readmission rate of 4.8%.

Between 2005 and 2018, facilities who utilized our services generally achieved hospital readmission rates as low as 70% below the national average. (These numbers are compared to the national average 30-day readmission rates for dual-eligible beneficiaries).

Additionally, most of our facility clients will not be penalized by CMS, when their new PAMA reimbursement starts in October 2019.

Our practice was started in 1983, and today is recognized as one of the leading physician care models for post-acute and transitional care. We are an exclusive provider for many Managed Care and Accountable Care Organization’s Health Plans, and also for several State Managed Care Plans. General Medicine – The Post-Hospitalist Company also collaborates locally as well as nationally with more than 4,000 physicians and 250 hospitals in multiple states.

 

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