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General Medicine, The Post-Hospitalist Company, Achieves High Quality Measures While Decreasing Health Care Spending

General Medicine, The Post-Hospitalist Company, has maintained patient spending levels lower than industry standards while maintaining care levels well above its peer group performance. Data gathered from Medicare’s 2014 account of Quality and Resource Use Report for 2013 and The Journal of American Medical Associations (JAMA) further illustrate General Medicine’s strong strides in improving the health care industry.

Hospital-owned physician organizations incur patient expenditures nearly 20% higher when compared to physician-owned organizations, according to a 2014 study by JAMA.

As a physician-owned organization, General Medicine, The Post-Hospitalist Company, continuously decreases spending for the facilities it partners with and patients. Preventative care measures within long-term and post-acute (LTPA) facilities allow the company’s team to maintain healthy spending levels per patient while also increasing quality measures.

In fact, when reviewing all data relevant to the organization’s medical services, General Medicine’s quality of care is 48.4% higher than its peer group performance. 

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About General Medicine, The Post-Hospitalist Company

General Medicine, The Post-Hospitalist Company, specializes in the care of post-acute care patients living in long-term care settings. Post-hospitalists hold regular, on-site office hours and pride themselves on quickly responding to calls and improving quality of care. With low staff turnover and 24/7 service, General Medicine, The Post-Hospitalist Company, helps facilities decrease hospital readmission rates and unnecessary ER visits.

Key Successes for General Medicine, The Post-Hospitalist Company:

  • Thirty-day hospital readmission rates 56% below the national average, compared to dual-eligible beneficiary’s typical readmission rate of 23.8% as reported by CMS.
  • Quality care provided to more than 60,000 patients nationwide.
  • Contracts with nine out of the top ten MCOs in the nation.
  • Achieved top 10% audited Health Care Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) Rate results for 2013.
  • ER usage reduction as much as 33% less than the national average.

Specific Benefits of General Medicine, the Post-Hospitalist Company’s Services Include:

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

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

 

Tom Prose

CEO at General Medicine, P.C.
As founder and CEO of General Medicine PC, the nation’s premier post-hospitalist care company,Tom Prose leads an exceptional team of internal medicine, geriatrics and healthcare administration specialists.