Expansion includes the addition of nearly 2,500 post-acute clients and 13,000+ home- and community-based providers to the network
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CarePort, powered by WellSky, a market leader in care transitions, today announced that nearly 2,500 post-acute providers and 13,000 home- and community-based services organizations joined the CarePort network in 2021, signifying record growth within the platform’s post-acute, home, and community client base. CarePort additionally launched CarePort Community, a new referral and care coordination platform for post-acute, home-, and community-based providers that added more than 220 clients within the past 12 months.
In today’s shifting healthcare environment, and especially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, post-acute and home- and community-based services organizations face an influx of medically complex patients amidst an industrywide staffing shortage. With more high-acuity patients in their care, post-acute providers must ensure that these patients are set up with the right services when returning to their homes.
CarePort Community was introduced in 2021 to address these care coordination needs. With more than 220 post-acute facilities on the platform, providers are using CarePort Community to electronically refer patients for home- and community-based services and ensure a successful recovery after a nursing home, long-term acute care, or acute/inpatient rehabilitative facility stay.
RML Specialty Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital offering nationally recognized expertise in critical care for patients who need an extended hospital stay, is leveraging CarePort Community to coordinate care for patients leaving their facility.
“The ability to connect with a variety of home and community-based organizations has proven invaluable to our case managers as they coordinate more diverse services upon a patient’s discharge,” said Tricia Vaisvila, Vice President of Business Development, RML Specialty Hospital. “CarePort Community enables our organization to effortlessly select the appropriate care providers for patients’ specific needs and seamlessly transition patients to recover at home.”
With CarePort Community, post-acute providers have access to 130,000 providers across CarePort’s existing national network, which continues to expand and adapt as patient and provider needs evolve. CarePort added more than 13,000 home- and community-based providers to the platform in 2021 – including physical therapists, occupational therapists, meal providers, transportation services, home medical equipment (HME), and durable medical equipment (DME), among others – to achieve better, more coordinated medical and non-medical patient care across the continuum. For example, through its recent partnership with Vertava Health, CarePort expands patient and provider access to high-quality treatment for substance abuse disorders – helping ensure all aspects of a patient’s health are part of the care journey.
Providers are also using CarePort Referral Management to simplify and streamline care transition processes. CarePort Referral Management results in a 67% increase in referrals received for skilled nursing facilities, and a 17% increase in referrals received for home health agencies. The average referral response time of a provider using CarePort Referral Management is 15 minutes, and the solution enabled nearly 25 million referrals in 2021.
“We’ve prioritized the enrichment of CarePort’s provider network by adding more home- and community-based providers such as home health care, transportation services, and dialysis agencies over the last year as care shifts to the home,” said Lissy Hu, M.D., CarePort, powered by WellSky, CEO and founder. “The rapid growth CarePort has experienced in the post-acute, home, and community space over the past year demonstrates that our solutions are mission critical to these providers and validates our focus on helping patients recover – whether in a facility, in the home, or in the community.”
Contact CarePort to learn more about CarePort Referral Management and CarePort Community.
About CarePort®, powered by WellSky®
CarePort is the leading care coordination network with thousands of providers connected across the U.S. The end-to-end platform bridges acute and post-acute EHR data, providing visibility into the entire patient journey for providers, physicians, payers, and ACOs. With CarePort, healthcare professionals can efficiently and effectively coordinate patient care to better manage patients as they move through the continuum. CarePort helps providers meet and comply with the patient event notification Condition of Participation, as part of the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule, and the IMPACT Act. Read more about CarePort on careporthealth.com, Twitter and LinkedIn.