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Improving Quality, 112 Post Hospitalist Co. Facilities Featured by U.S. News & World Report

DETROITApril 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — As the leading Post Hospitalist Company, General Medicine continues to improve to the healthcare industry. 112 of General Medicine’s Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Facility Partners nationwide have been recognized as the Nation’s Best Nursing Homes for 2013. This recognition is reported by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Nursing Homes report. U.S. News determines annual rankings of facilities through data collected from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS assigns each facility certified by the government a rating of one to five stars through its internal rating system, which measures annual performance in health inspections, improvements in clinical care, time spent by physicians and other clinicians with patients, nurse staffing and quality of medical care. The Post Hospitalist Company’s 112 facility partners received ratings of four or five stars. “Overall in the markets we serve, only about 15 percent of all nursing homes earn ‘Best Nursing Home’ status. In 2013, our 112 facility partners represent over half of the top rated facilities in their markets,” according to the U.S. News & World Report in their annual Best Nursing Homes report. “This comes on the heels of our Managed Care Clients achieving HEDIS quality performance in the top 10% performance of all managed care plans nationwide, and our achievement of a hospital readmission rate of 11%, which again for 10+ years is less than half of the national rate,” states Thomas M. Prose, MD, MPH, MBA, the President of The Post Hospitalist Company. General Medicine, P.C. – The Post Hospitalist Company  is a collaborative group practice of Physicians and Nurse Practitioners that specialize in providing “On-Site” Post Hospitalist Medical Services to patients residing in various post-acute settings. In recent years, acuity levels and medical needs of patients entering Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care Facilities have dramatically increased. At the same time, the physicians who typically cared for residents in these settings just didn’t have the time, resources or desire any longer to continue to effectively manage these new demands. Many doctors simply discontinued servicing patients in post-acute facilities. As a result, physician oversight and resident care suffered, and worse yet, many patients are simply sent out to ER’s or admitted/readmitted to hospitals unnecessarily or inappropriately. To fill this big void in healthcare delivery, a recognized sub-specialty evolved called Post Hospitalist Medicine.  As Hospitalists have been providing specialized care to hospitalized patients for over 20 years, Post Hospitalists now are providing specialized care to patients residing in various post-acute settings like Skilled Nursing, Long-Term Care, Sub-Acute, LTACs, Residential and Assisted Living Facilities. For more information about The Post Hospitalist Company and the services they offer, go to: www.generalmedicine.com Media 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. tprose@generalmedicine.com

Tom Prose